Million Miles Away – A to Z Challenge

Letter M of A to Z challenge

The only “M” word that immediately popped into my head, was this 80’s tune that I just loved!  A Million Miles away, by The Plimsouls, was featured in one of my favorite 80’s flicks, Valley Girl. (1983)  It had Nicholas Cage before he was “known.”  And I was just 12 years old.

Anyway, KROQ (Southern California radio station, known for alternative/new wave music) blasted them all the time.  I think they were one of my first tape cassettes I bought, yeah, if you remember those.  (Before CDs and the internet.)  I immediately liked other songs of theirs.  MTV provides a great biography, how Rodney Bingenheimer (KROQ DJ on late at night called “Rodney on the Roq”) was known for playing unknown bands and having them discovered.  I believe he was the first to play the Plimsouls.  In 2007, he got a Hollywood Star and is almost 70 years old.  Rodney is still on between 12AM – 3AM

Actually, this video held up well over the years.  It’s funny to watch and immediately see things from the 80’s – they are on a bus and there’s a Flash Dance movie poster on the marquee.  The crazy hair dos at the party.  It makes me miss that time, and I wish I had been a little older when all these bands were really coming on the scene, as I would have loved to have gone to their concerts.  The Plimsouls were getting their start in the late 70’s, from Paramount, California.  I believe they formed in 1978.  By 1980, people already knew who they were.  1983, they were all over the radio.

 

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14 thoughts on “Million Miles Away – A to Z Challenge

    1. Just peeking in real quick… our life is so out of balance right now so I haven’t been blogging. Kids on summer vacay/working/and trying to figure out where to live! 🙂 Hope you are well, Paul!

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    2. Sandi, I’m doing fine thank you, but I am so sorry to hear of your family spending this summer in chaos. There is nothing fair about that, and it’s so easy for me to say “hang in there” when I’m not experiencing what you’re going through. All the same, I’m hoping and praying that things will improve for you folks sooner rather than later, and I’m confident they will. So know that I’m truly thinking about you too, and wishing you all well and better times real soon. God knows you’re due for some good news. Please keep me posted.

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  1. So I see you stopped at M. You can catch up. You’re just N, O, P, Q behind. You can do them all at once really fast. NO “NOOOOOI” I fell behind! Then a brief paragraph about your move “O” Oooohhhhh what wuz I thunkin’ when I all signed up for this A-Z thingy” “P” Please forgive me for falling behind. “Q” Quit!!!??? Moi??? Never, I’m still in the game. There you go. Done. Go ahead and use ’em and link to http://alisonamazed.wordpress.com “R” Right. It’s the right thing to do. Or Ritual..we are in the middle of moving rituals and I fell behind. *sigh* by the way – How’s the move?

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    1. I’m too busy working and moving right now. 🙂 And the kids just started volleyball. And we are going to junior high meetings (because my son will be in 7th grad)

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    1. So funny. I don’t know why it popped in my head. And then, all their other songs popped up on You Tube and I was playing everything. Oh, yeah…I remember this… Oh, yeah, that one too.

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