It's just a short blog post and hardly an earth-shaking concept, but it does give me a chance to share one of the things I LOVE about social media and a number of great friends.
It all started when my long time good buddy, Steve Rosenbaum, posted this headshot from the 70's on his Facebook page with a comment of "Guess who?" He was probably just out of college.
Well, being the smart-ass I am I wrote: " a) one of the Doobie Brothers, b) a roadie for Iron Butterfly c) the original lead singer of The Sixth Dimension, but he couldn't sing that well, so when he left, they became known as the Fifth Dimenson or d) a poster child wannabe for ZigZag papers....what I want to see is how wide the collar was on the shirt...I think I have the same one in my closet! This a GREAT TBT!"
It should have ended there, but then "Mitros Master" commented about my comment and a flashback to The Fifth Dimension. That got me going on my musical selection for the day in my office and Pandora was suddenly playing The Doors Radio. That prompted me to do a quick phone call to Steve to let him know what he started. We went into a short conversation about the flower-child shirt he has on in the shot...That took me to remembering my own bizarre wardrobe back then, my platform shoes, bell bottoms and leisure suits...all while "Light My Fire" was playing in the background!
So, here's the point...Throwback Thursday images can take us any place we want to go. Yesterday's posted image by Steve from his twenties has kicked off a remarkable Friday morning. All I can do is wish all of you a terrific day, just like the one I'm having.
Appreciate your friends...cherish every throwback moment you encounter and embrace social media - it's made the world a very small place and allows us to turn back the clock whenever we want to.
Gotta run - time to put on some old Crosby, Stills and Nash!
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