Friday, January 27, 2012

We Belong

I've been a bit occupied lately, first, about a week ago, with some sort of heavy cold, and then more recently with a bunch of matters I had to attend to. So, I've been regrettably away from the blog lately. So, I've been thinking of what would be a good return. .

How about this great 1984 song from Pat Benatar.

I remember listening to this song when I was a teen, and watching the video, and finding it so wonderfully hopeful.  As a high school student at the time, at at time in my life when I was going through many of the doubts and questions and concerns that adolescents often face, this song brought hope. Of course, the lyrics are those of a love song, but the message could just as easily be interpreted in a more general way: that we all are part of the same life and the same world, and we should all belong.  

We belong to the light
We belong to the thunder
We belong to the sound of the words
We've both fallen under

Whatever we deny or embrace
For worse or for better
We belong, we belong
We belong together

Monday, January 16, 2012

Pride In the Name of Love

"Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it.
Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it.
Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it."
-Martin Luther King.

In 1984, U2 released the song, "Pride (In the Name of Love)" in honor of civil rights leader, Rev. Martin Luther King. It was their first single to chart on the U.S. charts, and I bought myself a copy. The above quote was on the record sleeve. I thought it was quite appropriate.

Happy Martin Luther King day, to my readers of every race, ethnicity, background, and beliefs.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Early 80s Hersheys Commercial

Here's a memorable early '80s commercial for Hershey's chocolate bars. I remember this commercial fondly. Just watching it makes me feel good . .  and hungry. 

Speaking of memorable '80s commercials, here's a previous post about a fondly remembered McDonald's commercial.

They just don't make them like they used to.