Miniskirt Monday

I don't know much about ol' Bob and Lynda other than they recorded religious music in the 1970s. In my humble opinion, Christian rock/folk in the 70s was actually pretty damn good (see one of my favorite posts thus far When Jesus Was Cool if you doubt me). Their most successful album Happiness Is... included typical hippie fare like "My Sweet Lord" (I doubt they paid George Harrison his royalties) and "I Don't Know How to Love Him" from Jesus Christ Superstar. These musicians weren't the tiresome judgmental lot that we have in most Christian music today - not by a long shot. It was back-to-nature, peace & love, long hair and miniskirts (and I'll bet a lot of them smelled like pot).

But I digress, this was supposed to be just some miniskirt pics...

I didn't have much time to write a well thought out post, so my intention was to just put up a couple of miniskirts and call it quits. Unfortunately, my capricious and highly ADD mind couldn't resist looking up the history behind the Bob and Lynda record. It's a sickness, I know. I had the same trouble when I tried to just put up a simple scan from my Brady Bunch novel, and ended up with a lengthy biography of its mysterious author (see: My Brady Bunch Novel Was Written by a Wild Playboy.)

More miniskirts...

Add this 1969 classic to my Great Films and TV Shows Still Not Available on DVD list! Starring David Janssen (The Fugitive), Don Rickles, and Brenda Vaccaro, and featuring one of the grooviest movie posters ever made (not the one above, but here at moviegoods).

One movie that IS on DVD is Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, a movie I just watched the other night. Personally, I wasn't real impressed - pretty boring really. I wanted to like it - it had all the elements of a good cult movie with hippie excess, pretty actresses and even The Strawberry Alarm Clock. Alas, it sucked nonetheless. To me, the best part of the film was the opening credits:

Are you kidding me?!? Roger Ebert the film critic wrote the screenplay and story? I think I knew this at one time, but must have repressed it. The fact that he teamed up with Russ Meyer makes it that much more strange. That's like George Will teaming up with Quentin Tarantino!

Well, I've pretty much proven to myself that I am incapable of just putting up a picture and leaving it be. At any rate, if a Miniskirt Monday is something that sounds good to you, drop me a comment. Until then, here's a little Purab for the road...

A nod to the In-Crowd at I'm Learning to Share for the mod Betty pic above. I don't remember where I got the rest of the pictures - they've been marinating in a folder for quite some time.


  1. I like Russ Meyer over all. I am n the middle of watching Mudhoney. I did not like this one too much and have yet to finish it but will one day and review it. I always thought it funny too Ebert wrote this script and as well he is notorious fro giving The Last House on the Left a 4 star rating in one of his books.

  2. Where is Bob's left hand on the album cover? I love mini skirts.

  3. I love the idea of miniskirt Mondays. I fell in love with my wife because of a denim miniskirt. Well, there was more to it than that, but her legs certainly didn't hurt the deal.

    I've never seen a Russ Meyer film, probably because I think Jesus is cool. I notice that this paragraph and the above might seem incongruous, but really, they're not.

  4. I just noticed your new banner! Looks great!

  5. Hey Gil. I'm a big Russ Meyer fan, but that's not actually one of my favorite films of his. It is hilarious though that Ebert wrote this movie. That always cracked me up.

    I love the idea of Miniskirt Mondays. It sounds great to me. I love that album cover. Wow!

    As far as Christian music, I much prefer the 70's take on it. It's not just Christian music of today that I don't care for. I'm not a fan of much music out there today.

  6. Bill- Liked the band Mudhoney, but still searching for a Russ Myer film I actually like. Interesting that he gave LHOTL movie 4 stars - that movie was one of the rawest films ever made... I'm still grimacing from a certain scene.

    I should have included this fact in the post; it was in Ebert's DVD commentary - apparently he and Myer teamed up AGAIN and wrote a script produced by the SEX PISTOLS! The band broke up before it was ever filmed. Wow.

    Floyd- Judging by Bob's expression, I think it best not to speculate.

    Retro Hound- Nothing incongrous in those two statements at all, my man. And thanks for the thumbs up on the new banner!

    Keith- Maybe you could recommend a good one of his. I'm not expecting anything with real quality, but Beyond the Valley of the Dolls was just plain boring to me. Lots of cool sets, hippie chicks, and psychedelic music... and yet I was bored to tears.

    It's sounding so far, like a Miniskirt Monday might be something I'll keep doing. Thanks for the input.

    I could go on and on about 70s Christian music, but I've rambled enough... I think the post "When Jesus Was Cool" sums up my opinion on it (I link to it in this post). Thanks again for dropping by - really enjoyed your giallo movie review from a couple days ago!