NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 11: The Wuthering Albatross

Word count: Still reading

Whoa, the wind is absolutely howling outside.  It’s very distracting.  The entire house is creaking.  This time of year, it should be raining and cold, like Wuthering Heights, but it’s eight-fifteen at night, dry as an old bone, and it’s still 62 degrees.  Thank you, El Niño.

I also just realized I set a couple of things in the 1970s when they should have been a decade earlier.


Protagonist 1 is not a hippie girl.  She’s closer to being mod, which is a subculture of the 1960s that originated in England.  Just for fun, I might make her flirt with the crunchy granola subculture, though.

For tonight’s video, I’d like to share some of the music she might have danced to in her wild youth.  It includes this legendary song performed by Johnny Rivers.

This looks utterly HILARIOUS now.  Keep your eye on the background dancers.  They look like they came straight from the office to shoot this.  Check out their moves, man.

Ask your parents or grandparents if they remember this and let me know what they say.


3 thoughts on “NaNoWriMo 2015 Day 11: The Wuthering Albatross

  1. I sure do remember this great Johnny Rivers song. Back in the 60’s I was into anything about secret agents. Bond was all the rage. I was a fan of The Man from U.N.C.L.E as well as the TV show that used that Johnny Rivers song–I was thinking that show was called Secret Agent.

    I’m not sure where the music clip comes from but it’s like so many shows from that era that emphasized dance and current pop hits. I used to watch a lot of those too–American Bandstand, Lloyd Thaxton, Shindig, Hullabaloo and so many others. TV was great fun back then and so was a lot of the music. Now the dancing would include twerking and much more suggestive dancing.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    • I used to watch American Bandstand too, but that was in the disco era, LOL. My sister and I would tune in to see what people were wearing.

      LOL my chat room people were laughing at the clothes in the video–everybody looks so conservative still. :)

      On Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 8:51 PM, Graphomaniac – Elizabeth West wrote:


      • It’s like watching those old pre-mid-60’s clips of things like baseball games. Nearly all the guys were wearing suits and often dressy hats and women mostly all wore dresses. I’m not fond of suits and ties, but seeing guys all dressed like that at an essentially informal recreational event is kind of cool.

        Arlee Bird
        Tossing It Out

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