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…these days uses the telephone!

Yes, the clever little phone fairy will record a message if I don’t answer, but I’ve been “on call” for a few days so that’s not really an option.

But jeez! enough with the tele-marketing and surveys and other annoying interruptions.

I’ve been wandering around on Youtube, looking for the Barb Jungr version of “I’m a Believer.” Couldn’t find that, but here’s a gem!

Yes, people, this time you get not one, not two, but THREE of the most talented people in the entertainment world. My blog, my opinion. If you don’t agree just bugg Β sit quietly. But I’m pretty sure most of the readers of Idle Thoughts will enjoy this. Heck! I know most of you Β are old enough to remember the 60s. Teased hair. Mini skirts. Smoking in clubs.

And this…

If dementia ever overtakes me, I hope Dudley is one of the last Β to fade…

OK…back to my salt mine…


Author: dinahmow

A New Zealander, currently living in tropical Queensland,Australia (with 2 cats and one Main Man).Old enough to remember George VI, white tennis balls and life-before-television.You want more? Read the blog!


  1. aaaaah the very lovely Dud playing the piano… so much much more than the giggly side-kick of PC.

    I’m sure I was tucked up in my bed long before that came on the telly πŸ˜‰


  2. Celia…that was 1966, so maybe you were tucked up!


  3. … and the Mary Quant eye makeup!


  4. tired of telemarketers are we? I signed up on the gov. Do Not Call register

    ahhhhhhhh bliss



  5. Just a little too young and too North American I’m afraid But I do remember the smashing Go Go Boots I got in 1966! All the girls in kindergarten had them. That said, lovely vid.


  6. Alas, no preposition exists to convey my 60s relationship with mini skirts.

    Happy memories evoked. Thank you.


  7. I remember :>)

    re: sales calls etc – anyone in the UK can sign up for TPS (telephone preference service) which stops them :>D

    the odd offshore one comes through but only rarely – others are breaking the law if they ring people registered.

    There is also the mail preference service that stops junk mail


    • yes, Vivien, that’s what Ronnie’s talking about.
      I didn’t bother when I could just switch the phone off, but these days, we do get quite a few “real” calls and I have to answer them to know what’s “real.”

      But guess what I’ll be doing today! πŸ˜‰


  8. you must get call display, we’ve simply stopped answering when suspected telemarketers phone, and our ring tone is set to Tchaikovsky, so just letting it ring is a bit soothing actually. Although, not as mellow as this song. It’s before my time but does give me an urge to pour myself a highball and light up a Pall Mall.


  9. Lovely! Pete & Dud! Minis, the hair, the eyelashes! Great memories, thanks Di.


  10. thanks Di yiou are a gem in the true sense. Ali.


  11. It’s the French intro that I love. TrΓ¨s chic. Won’t be far from that sparkling white chez Dinahmow in November this year. Next trip after Wales is QLD:)


  12. Ange…you’ll be here? Where, exactly?

    And, yes, the intro by Pete was a hoot. πŸ™‚


  13. So… you can’t take calls because you’re on call? Is that semantic irony?


  14. Probably. But better than a foxymoron. πŸ™‚


  15. Foxymoron – haha… I love it.


  16. “I have nothing against your left leg, but unfortunately neither do you…”



  17. Lindos… you’re back!

    So…you wont be hiring me to play Long John Silver? Bummer! 😦


  18. Oh…I do agree! On both your points…I hate telemarketing passionately! And I enjoyed your video…as well as teeased hair 60’s/70’s…and yes, even the 80’s!


  19. ronelle… we do some silly things for “fashion” don’t we? I think my silliest was wearing very high heels! πŸ˜‰
    And I have registered on the no-calls list…will see what happens now…


  20. Speaking merely as a male, while I found mini skirts/dresses a wonderful invention, I was not so enthused about what also appeared at the same time. Pantyhose! 😦


  21. Yes, but pantyhose were certainly so much better than garter belts (sigh, I’m old). I wore them and thought pantyhose was the eighth wonder of the world when they first came out.

    Here’s an interesting bit of trivia. Pantyhose was developed just down the road from my hometown of Greensboro, in a tiny mill village called Glen Raven. Of course, that was back in the day when North Carolina still had textile mills.


  22. Karen…hello! Here’s another funny fact…before pantyhose some of us used to wear ski pants or dance tights in winter weather. Convenience, warmth-yes. But I still think Anne Bancroft more than redressed the balance in “The Graduate.”:-)


  23. Oh I loved that and am now going off to restyle myself xx


  24. lulu…welcome! Well, given your line of work, I’ll be most interested to see what your re-styling produces! πŸ˜‰


  25. Tx for mentioning my blog on 66 feet ;>)


  26. Well, I don’t remember Marianne, but WOW! that’s Dudley Moore in the background!! I LOVE him! Well, loved. This must have been an “overseas” video, therefore I missed it, but this gal really has a great voice.


    • Kate…hello again!
      Yes, that was the incomparable Dud. It was from an English tv show, back in the 60s. I think, one of the “Not Only, But Also…” episodes.
      (Marian was from , I think, Alabama, but lived in England for years. )


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