Thursday, March 10, 2011

what if there was mtv in the '70s?

i don't watch mtv. i used to love it when i was growing up...for some reason, watching videos was so fun for me. in fact, before we had cable, i would try as hard as i could to stay up late (10:35?) on a friday to watch friday night videos (what an original title). and then, in the late 80s, when we did have cable, my friend tina and i would stay up watching headbangers ball on mtv. i loved it. poison, ratt, that one song by ozzy osbourne and lita ford. those were the days. but now, it's all fist bumping and teenage angst. i just don't enjoy those types of shows...no judgement to those who do. i'm sure i would easily get sucked into a saturday marathon...don't get me wrong!
what i do like is awards shows. and you can always count on mtv to host a very interesting awards show. i never actually watch the whole show, but i do like to see what everyone is wearing (even if i don't know who everyone is)! an mtv awards show is the place where artists can show off their true artistic license when it comes to fashion. i don't always love it (meat dress), but it is fun to watch!
so i got to thinking. what would it have been like if mtv had been created pre-80s. how would the red carpets have looked at the awards shows back then? i love me some retro singers, so i found a few of my fashion favorites.
janis would have rocked the red carpet like no one else. i love her voice, her style, her i don't give a crap attitude.
stevie nicks, 'nuff said.
linda ronstadt (that's what i would look like, too, if i ever got to meet johnny!)
dolly parton! sparkles and ruffles...a woman after my own heart.
no one rocks a mini like tina turner
i know he's not a woman, but come on...david bowie would have ruled the red carpet!
joni mitchell – so simple and beautiful and classy. lover her.
debbie harry – she can make anything look good.
aretha, la diva
cher – the original
we can't forget the amazing diana ross!

at least half of these women have their own doll. is that when you know you've made it? when you get a doll? i need to get myself a doll. i kind of already have one...

monchhichi was my nickname growing up. i looked exactly like this as a child...haircut and all!

ok, so who did i miss? who had (or still has) style that you would have loved to see walk the red carpet?

xoxo,
megan bird







7 comments:

  1. Linda Ronstadt goes in my car with me. Clear pure voice. Janis Joplin-we were at a 12 hour race at Sebring, Fl. It was night, the day had been sunny and filled with excitement and beer. Down the row was a huge stereo cranking Janis, Jimi Hendrix, Cream, etc. Wow!

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  2. (a) That Linda Ronstadt pic could totally have been you! (b) Excellent work including David Bowie -- I've still got a fetish! (c) The only thing missing is a Lite Brite reference! Loved this -- thanks!

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  3. i love the '70s..
    i think the people who lived in this time expressed their feelings and mood with their clothes :)

    xoxo

    http://GlossyGlamGirl.blogspot.com

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  4. I watched a lot of MTV in college, right before they stopped showing videos. What do people watch at 3:00 AM now?

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  5. Yay!

    I had a Monchichi doll and I loved her!!! Do you remember the song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od3cNTl40VI

    Monchichi Monchici so soft and cuddle-y!

    I also LOVE Linda Ronstadt. My Dad is a big fan and I grew up on her. Blue Bayou is one of my old faves...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceYjg1dy-h0


    xoxoxo

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  6. What an interesting idea! And you really illustrated what you meant very well. Thanks for the peek into the past-that-could-have-been!

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  7. Hey! Sorry for this late response but I was on vacation... I really like your post, cuz I love the last decades I can't stop looking at old pictures ;D What do you think about following each other? kisses Nini

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