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Why The Sixties Were “F*in” Awesome

There are so many reasons why the seventies were awesome that I needed to narrow it down to just one letter, and that letter is M. As in MOD fashion. I’ll let you all in on a little secret…..I love everything about this look and I can totally pull it off.

Next we have the M&M Boys, namely Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Even I would have been a Yankees fan in 1961 (shhh…don’t tell Boston).

And who can forget one of the greatest automobiles ever created? That’s right, the Mustang. Ford saw a particularly good year the in 1969 Boss 302.

What Hellis blog post would be complete without MUSIC? 



But the most important “M” occured in 1969. Man walked on the Moon.

49 responses

  1. Must’ve been cool to be alive in 1969 :).

    February 1, 2012 at 2:08 am

    • I have no idea. I’m a sevenites girl. 😛

      February 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

  2. Reblogged this on rf4a.

    February 1, 2012 at 2:22 am

    • Uh….thanks?

      February 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

  3. What a time for music: Jimi, Janis and Jim. Oh, and those guys from Liverpool.

    February 1, 2012 at 2:24 am

    • Hahaha….

      I like you. 🙂

      February 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

  4. 1969… 1993 … Nope don’t remember 😉

    February 1, 2012 at 2:47 am

    • From what my father tells me there’s a saying that goes, “If you remember the sixities you weren’t there.” Then my mother chimes in with “I don’t remember because I was in Italy.” Parents are lame.

      February 1, 2012 at 5:35 am

      • Ahaha so the 60s did not happen in Italy, and not all parents are lame, you are not lame and HR is not lame, my mum and dad are defiantly not lame 🙂

        February 1, 2012 at 11:29 am

        • Cool young adults like you and Ben keep us awesome. 🙂

          February 1, 2012 at 12:42 pm

  5. Reblogged this on secpoel.

    February 1, 2012 at 4:48 am

    • And thank you too.

      February 1, 2012 at 5:35 am

  6. I knew you were a closet Yankees fan.

    February 1, 2012 at 6:09 am


      February 1, 2012 at 6:12 am

  7. You’re right about the letter M. Because another thing that came out of the sixties is Me. Unlike most people, I don’t remember the sixties because I was an infant. Plus, all that LSD.

    February 1, 2012 at 6:32 am

    • Baby bottle LSD is the worst. I prefer the LSD dipped Pez.

      February 1, 2012 at 12:44 pm

  8. A lot of good things born out of the sixties…of course, I don’t remember them either. I’m thinking the learning-to-walk-thing then crashing my head into all those walls when falling had something to do with it…not the drugs.

    February 1, 2012 at 7:15 am

    • My parents used to take hits every time I crashed into things. Explains a lot, doesn’t it?

      February 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm

  9. I remember practicing walking to the bomb shelter in elementary school (I lived in Florida and this was around the time of the Cuban missile crisis); watching JFK’s funeral on TV; watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show; and of course, watching Neil Armstrong take those first steps on the moon. My mom drove a ’66 Mustang for awhile making her a very cool mom. That car was replaced by a ’69 Camaro, another cool car. And even though I was just a kid, I loved the Motown sound – The Temptations, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye. It was a great time to be a kid!

    February 1, 2012 at 8:34 am

    • Years later those Florida bomb shelters were used to hide immigrant kids like me when the Klu Klux Klan decided to raid the school. Yeah, they suck.


      February 1, 2012 at 12:48 pm

  10. Ahh…girls in gogo boots….

    February 1, 2012 at 9:18 am

    • Now go buy your wife a pair. Talk about a gift for you both! 😉

      February 1, 2012 at 12:49 pm

  11. 60’s, music, M…how could you overlook The Monkees????

    February 1, 2012 at 9:26 am


      February 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

  12. I loved the Sixties and will even admit I can remember them. Though a good decade in most regards, it was also the one in which I was forced to submit to the pixie haircut (it had SIDEBURNS) which cast a rather long and dark shadow over an otherwise pleasant time of life. Speaking of which, remember Dark Shadows?!

    February 1, 2012 at 10:41 am

    • I looove Dark Shadows! Go here: DARK SHADOWS

      February 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      • Oh I know. Johnny Depp as Barnabus…. I. can. not. wait.

        February 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm

        • I will totally do a review!!! You do one too!!!

          February 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  13. I was just a kid in the sixties, but I do have lots of memories…who could forget the mini (not the car, the skirt)!
    Hey, I was a ‘leg kid’

    as for the landing on the moon, one has to speculate whether it really happened. I could write a post just sayin why I don’t think it did…maybe I will!!

    great post as usual, keep writin and I keep readin (lost my ‘g’ for a minute there)

    February 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    • You must have been one of those boys that had a crush on “Marsha.”


      “g” found it!

      February 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

  14. HR

    All these things you forgot are sure you weren’t there?

    February 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    • Now that’s funny!

      February 1, 2012 at 8:13 pm

  15. Good post. 60’s? Yeah, I was a kid. Lot’s of drugs and free love–and don’t forget Manson!

    February 1, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    • OMG…how did I forget Manson???

      February 1, 2012 at 8:14 pm

  16. YOu know, if you had just come up with one more thing, you could have made this your next installment of ten things. But you stopped at 9.

    Damn this economy!

    February 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    • GAH!!! Where were you when I wrote this??

      February 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

      • If I remembered, I wasn’t really there?

        February 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

  17. I was a military brat, and we actually were living in Hawaii at that time (I was all of 2), as my dad was stationed at Pearl Harbor. Somewhere, I have a copy of the silent 8mm film he shot as the ship returned with the capsule on the deck. We weren’t anywhere close, but you can still see the thing just sitting there, all burned and scored from its re-entry. Very, very cool. 🙂

    February 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    • That’s awesome! Before space shuttles were invented the astronauts used to parachute down in their “cockpit” after re-entry. As a kid I lived in Cocoa Beach and my favorite thing to do was to rush to the beach and look for them. Sadly, I never found one.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:03 am

  18. All a great blast from the past! I’m still diggin’ the Moon and the Mustang. But howabout you and that Mod look today. I am not sayin’ you can’t pull it off. We just want to see it Julie, a.k.a. Peggy Lipton / Mod Squad

    February 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    • Sadly, I’m more like a Twiggy version.

      February 2, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      • Cool! I like that little robot from Buck Rogers!

        February 2, 2012 at 10:59 pm

        • Such a smart ass. 🙂

          February 3, 2012 at 5:56 am

  19. All I have to say is – THIS SONG!

    February 7, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    • oops apparently that didn’t work. Good to know wordpress instructions are so reliable. 😉

      Let’s try this. Most likely it will just be a link but you never know…

      February 7, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      • That was AWESOME. As a left-handed guitarist myself, I have a special place in my heart for Jimi.

        February 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

        • And you know what’s pretty cool, besides the fact that I can respond so fast to your comment, is the other fact, which is, Jimi was a left handed guitarist who played the Right Handed Guitar with his left hand – in other words, upside down.

          February 7, 2012 at 8:20 pm

          • I tried to do that with my kid’s guitar because I was too cheap to buy my own left-handed one and nearly gave myself an aneurism during chord transitions. I gave up and bought my own. I still suck though.

            February 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm

            • I’m willing to bet that’s exactly why Jimi played a right handed guitar. Willing to bet it’s the only one he had around to learn with, because I’m sure he didn’t come from a rich family.

              But apparently it worked out. Not only that, but his presence in songs like this make me appreciate him. He’s definitely pretty freestyle and not polished which makes his shit smooth… Not too many artist can pull this off anymore. Probably because so much of the popular artists out there suck ass. But that’s another topic. 😉

              February 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm