Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Stripe and Floral mix anyone?

When we pulled down the ceiling tiles and stripped away the barn board, we found the most lovely, ahem, wallpaper from the previous and original owners. Apparently, in the early 1970's, metallic gold and brown stripes went with large green and gold flowers in a psychedelic, hip and groovy way. We also discovered evidence on the concrete floor that there had once been a wet bar in my disco dream office. Right on!

I turned a whiter shade of pale as the guys kept killing huge,disgusting millipedes as they got closer down to bare concrete. So in keeping with the theme here, I give you a great keyboard song from this era. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" was released in 1967 by the British band Procol Harum. The organist is Matthew Fisher, who won the co-composer rights to this song because it was unanimously ruled the keyboard was an integral part of the piece. In tribute to the wet bar and haze of my retro, trippy space, I chose a mind blowing blast from the past. Peace, man, make love not war.

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