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Progress Report on the Proposed Re-creation of Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girls Video

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 – Progress Report on the Proposed Re-creation of Neil Sedaka’s Calendar Girls Video

The Calendar Girls dance card is filling up quite nicely. Until we start official practices continue to sew and hot glue gun your costume and continue to work on your dance moves in the privacy of your home.

January, March, May and October are still available. And we still need a piano player. You know you want to see it again – like a wreck on the highway.

Unfortunately, January is now open. CS fell out of the choir box and her dancing shoes need to be put away for a while. We do hope for a speedy recovery. You must still participate by bringing your great sense of style, fashion ideas and of course your wonderful singing voice because I know some of us have experience in band take overs.

Joan A said she would love to be February but insists on wearing “winter clothes and a big heart.” February in Texas could mean any attire. Attire in Austin could mean anything.

March is still available. Gayla? I think you might have had a pants suit like March wears. If Gayla doesn’t respond, Karen K, March is yours.

April – Ms. Navasota is diligently sewing her Playboy Bunny outfit. I am ready to help if her sewing machine breaks.

May – I can’t believe the month of May is still available. Doesn’t anyone want to look like Joann Woodward in Three Faces of Eve wearing a 1950’s frock made from Butternick Pattern # 4589? The black and white stripe fabric design is a must. I missed the giant white bow on her dress in the video.

June –Congratulations Suzi. The month of June is yours since Knotts is still scared of you. K. Knotts did volunteer her talents from her drill team experience – The LongAgo LongViewettes to help us get a leg up. (Groan here). She’ll help us get our pictures in the Longview Society Edition.

July – Thank you Lea for being July. We trust you know how to handle sparklers. And remember as The Voice of Experience says – Don’t dance naked in the back yard with sparklers while drunk on New Year’s Eve.

August – I get to be August for the following reasons:

  • I can still point so there less downward gravitational pull (thank you trainers KQ and KB and 20 pound barbells);
  • Thankfully, both pointers are still intact; and last, but not least;
  • I have more experience wearing martyr boards with tassels and can do the tassel toss automatically.

September – Karen S gets September. You will look good in yellow. I hope there are not too many candles. Lea will be sparkling with fireworks so we must be careful. You do realize you have to dance on the piano, do a high kick and have the piano player look up your skirt?

October – “like Romeo and Juliet on Halloween” but in a really bad outfit. Who wants to be the Italian opera clown?

November – Martha, My Dear. You missed your chance. Kay took November. She gets to wear the 1920’s men’s bathing suit pattern.

December – BJ, December is still yours and you are correct. Neil seems to be a bit calendar challenged too. The winter months do seem to have more bikini outfits. With the exception of the Halloween clown, all of the “dancers” seem to show a lot of skin – especially for 1966.

Please know that CS was in only if she could wear the colors of the BCS National Championship. Since she is on the injured reserve and requested the BCS School’s colors, you can have January. CS would not look good in Crimson Tide colors and would never consider wearing any colors save purple and gold.

Monday, August 6, 2018 – Football, Calendars and Wayne Newton Look Alike

Monday, August 6, 2018 – Football, Calendars and Wayne Newton Look Alike

Go Johnny! No Johnny! Johnny No Be Good! What a stinky debut for Johnny Manziel. You did set a record for the Canadian Football League however. I doubt four interceptions in one half was what you were looking for. But there are more games on the calendar.

I am not very good with calendars. I tend to look at the wrong month or even the wrong year. Those of you who recall my daze of working for the great state of Texas remember the times I had you check all my work for correct dates. If you had read a post from last week you would have corrected the August 26 date to August 30 for the first Aggie football game. I suppose that is just how anxious we are for football.

Back to calendars. I Googled “Songs about calendars” and Calendar Girl by Neil Sedaka showed up. This is from 1966. I am pretty sure it is the reason I am calendar challenged.

Before you watch the video, Here’s What I’m thinking about it. Starting with the pre-psychedelic calendar background, it makes me laugh each time I view it. Is it just me or do all the girls look like hookers? Especially August and December. Neil Sedaka looks like Wayne Newton. Maybe they are one and the same.

And the dancing? One would think that out of thirteen people at least one of them could dance to the beat. Heck, I thought I was a bad dancer.

I think I should get eleven girlfriends and we recreate the video. I get to be August because you know going to the beach in an animal print bikini suit with gold chains at the breasts is just my style. That would leave BJ for December (her birthday) Joan A – you get February, Ms. Navasota gets April. You will look great dressed like a Playboy bunny. Roomie, you can have November since it is your birthday. That leaves the remaining months for Jenny Lee, Nina, JP, Jann P, Beckie S, Kathy K, Kay W, Suzi S., Gayla, Killer Queen, KA and KB, Kay D W, JB, T, Natalie and anyone else that wants to participate.

All we would need is some feathers, a few sequins, some sparklers, some thrift store dresses and several bottles of tequila. We could do it in with one rehearsal- just like they did in the video.

Enjoy! From 1966 Neil Sedaka and Calendar Girl.

 

Friday, January 12, 2018 – Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

Friday, January 12, 2018 – Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen

Happy Birthday to all of us born this week of January.

Wow, you really have to be old to remember the guy in this video. Oh wait, we are old. We may be growing older, but not up.

I like the song in the video. It has a good beat. You can dance to it. I give an 85.

Don’t try to tell me that we did not look like that audience. I have yearbooks with photos that beg to differ. You could hang coat hangers from those hair flips.

Let’s all sing and dance and laugh and celebrate the anniversaries of our birth.