Friday, November 20, 2009

My Big Crush for Old School Friday

I'm trying to stick to my favorite meme, Old School Friday, because it gives me the opportunity to share personal details sometimes about myself, something I usually avoid. This week's theme was kind of hard for me. It's "I Had a Crush On" and it left me in a quandary.

See, the only singer that I went totally crushing insane for was Michael Jackson, and that was when I was nine. After that, for everyone I was more like a huge fan, totally into the voices and music of say, Prince, Luther Vandross, lead singers of the O'Jays and the Temptations, the Dells, the Whispers, Marvin Gaye, Gino Vanelli, Stevie Wonder, Teddy Pendergrass, but I had no singer I dreamed about.

However, I did have crushes on actual men, well back in the day make that boys, and while I won't name the specific male I'm thinking of who later became "the boyfriend" way back when I looked like this, I will share the song that still makes me think of him, "I'm So Into You" by Peabo Bryson.

The bonus is Gino Vanelli. I do recall when he was the King of Bacchus or maybe Endymion down here, and when the float when by I started screaming like a maniac. I didn't even know who went crazy screaming, but I heard this nut and realized it was me.

The creators of the Old School Friday meme are Mrs. Grapevine and Marvalus at Conversations with Marva and has these rules, if you want to join this theme party.


pjazzypar said...

I love both Peabo and Gino. Great picks! Happy OSF.

Pop Art Diva Enterprises said...

I love the queenly look in your picture!

Jeez, I haven't heard of Gino Vanelli in ages - whatever happened to him?

Thanks for your comment on my post 13 reasons why I started to paint the old fashioned way again.

Anonymous said...

Woooow, love the picks! Always loved Gino's voice. :)

Marvalus said...

Very nice!

Man, Peabo Bryson just does things to me with that voice...just beautiful!

Happy OSF!

msladyDeborah said...

Great choices Nordette,
I like both of them.

Happy OSF to you!