Okay, so I know people normally post pictures for Throwback Thursday. But I decided to do something a little diffrent. Since I don't have any pictures of Toya and I from back in the day (we've only known each other 10 years or so...wait 13 years...whoa...) I decided to throwback to some music, cartoons, and other things that make me smile from the days of yore.
And rest assured, if I find a picture of Toya and I that is TBT worthy, you guys will be the first to see it.
This may be my favorite Spice Girl songs of all time.
Realest of real talk, I LOVE the Spice Girls. I mean LOVE them. I still have and listen to all of their cds. I wanted to be a mixture of Mel B and Mel C like nothing else. And I loved how bougie they made Victoria out to be. Or maybe she is that bougie in real life. Who knows?
I still have the Spice World movie on DVD and VHS. I'm honestly not sure why I hold on to the VHS. I don't even have a VCR. But something in me won't let me throw it away. (Side Note: I also have the following on VHS: DC Talk's Free At Last, Breathe's All That Jazz: The Videos, A Christmas Story (still in it's original plastic), the original Star Wars (the ones before George Lucas diddled with them) and DC Talk's Rap, Rock and Soul. I know I sound like I'm 2 steps away from being a hoarder. I don't care.)
I was bummed that I never got to see the Spice Girls live. They're one of those groups that I'll probably always be a little sad about not seeing. But I'll always have the music. COLORS OF THE WORLD!! EVERY BOY AND EVERY GIRL!!!! PEOPLE OF THE WORLD!!!! AAAAAHHHHH!!!!
I liked the Carmen Sandiego show and cartoon for several reasons.
1. I like anything that's entertaining AND makes you learn. That's why Mr. Wizard's World was EVERYTHING to me. Television today is straight RUBBISH compared to what we had back in the day. Seriously...I just read The Kardashian show is on it's 7th or 8th season. REALLY?!?!?! I can't. I just can't. *sigh*
2. Ummm....Carmen could dress. If I could find that red coat and matching hat I would rock them RIGHT NOW. Yes and MA'AM!!
3. Both the live action show and the cartoon had the most FIYAH theme songs. Before there was Glee there was Rockapella. And they sang the mess out of a 5 part harmony song about a girl who stole stuff from all over the world. Thievery had never been so catchy.
But, can we take a minute to talk about the cartoon theme song? I'm beginning to wonder if I like music too much. I literally get goosebumps when the voices crescendo toward the end of the song. What is that even about? I wish I could download an extended version of this from somewhere. It's ridiculous how much I like it.
Oh and can we also talk about how I just found out a month ago that the Where on Earth theme song is actually a Mozart song? How was this NEVER brought to my attention? My favorite comment from the Youtube page, "Just think. Carmen Sandiego is so good she managed to steal Mozart's song with almost no one being the wiser ;)"
You are not a child of the 80s unless you almost sprained your ankle and busted your head open playing with a Skip-It. The commercial made it look so easy but you had to have real coordination to use this thing. And God help you if you didn't jump at the right time. You were headed down to the pavement at an awkward angle. I'm sitting here laughing thinking about some of my failed Skip-It attempts. God bless the children of the 80s. We made it out alive and mostly unscathed. Kids today are wimps compared to us at that age.
Alright y'all, I hope you've enjoyed this trip (pun intended) down memory. I have to get back to work. Happy Thursday!!