Friday, September 19, 2008
It's Friday(yay!), it looks like rain, and I'm once again reminded of childhood, and all those "Nothing Gold Can Stay" moments.
I always loved Happy Days re-runs so much, and of course as most of my long-time readers might know, "The Fonz" was my first 'hoodlum'. He probably played a big part in my love for Motorcycles too, even though looking back at the one he drove, mine would obliterate his (No offense Fonz). But so many wonderful moments I sat back and enjoyed the show "Happy Days".
Therefore, as part of my Friday Video Chill, I wanna present the first chunk of the Happy Days Pilot, which originally aired in January 1974 (the show ended in September of 1984).
Happy Days Pilot (pt. 1)
Do you remember in Jr. High or High School when the teacher would plan for class to watch a film, and you always looked forward to it? They would have a class volunteer or two go and fetch the T.V./VCR Combo from the library, and we would be so excited that there was no actual lecture that day, it would only be "lights out" and we would watch the show. Now, albeit, sometimes it was a boring old scientific show, but if it were a special treat and an actual "film" it was even better.
For me, the most memorable one was in English class with Mrs. Jubb. We had to read "The Outsiders" by S.E. Hinton (first published in 1967), so subsequently, she let us watch the movie in class. Every day we would see a part of the movie until we finished it. The movie, pretty old now I still found myself having a copy on DVD I think mainly for the memory of it. Still, it was a movie I liked... So I will share it with you for the second part of my Friday Video Chill. Relax if you will, and pretend you're in High School with me, and today the teacher let us watch a video. If anyone hits me with a spitball, you're gonna get it! :)
Here is: The Outsiders Movie (part 1)
"Stay Gold" by Stevie Wonder
Seize upon that moment long ago
One breath away and there you will be
So young and carefree
Again you will see
That place in time...so gold
Steal away into that way back when
You thought that all would last forever
But like the weather
Nothing can ever...and be in time
But can it be
When we can see
And yes you say
So must the day
Too, fade away
And leave a ray of sun
Life is but a twinkling of an eye
Yet filled with sorrow and compassion
Though not imagined
All things that happen
Will age too old
O.k. class, lights back on... and hey YOU, yes you in the back, see me after class!! lol
Yes it is Friday and I'm very glad. I hope you all have a memorable weekend.
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