Thursday, November 12, 2009

Theme Tursday - Telephone

Hmmmm... I couldn't make the old brain cells get creative with this one; telephones are so awfully straightforward, you know. So I went with taking pictures of my phones. The top two are of my cell phone, both in pose mode and riding in its holster on my belt. The bottom shot is my landline cordless phone. I know, it's all so very inspiring.
























With the videos, though, inspiration was the name of the game this week. And I get to indulge my 30-year infatuation with Debbie Harry! BOOYAH! After all, She and her band Blondie brought back that wonderful '50s girl group theme of waiting by the phone for him to call with two of their biggest hits - "Hanging on the Telephone" and "Call Me". So how could I resist? This first one is the classic "Hanging on the Telephone" video.


Kim the Mouse beat me to the classic "Call Me" video, so I went with this great take, Debbie Harry and Blondie playing with the Proms orchestra in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1997. Lots of fire and drama in this one. Enjoy! (And don't forget to visit the rest of the Theme Thursday gang!)


Photos & text © 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger

26 comments:

  1. I've got "Call Me" as a ring tone!

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  3. As a committed hater of telephones (it's the interruptions and the rude awakening of early morning ringing that brought this on) I heartily support a movement to ban the damn things.

    Oh - wait...

    I need a cell phone cause I drive all over at all hours alone in a 16 year old van. And sometimes I need to hear my 85 year old mother's voice, and then there are the wonderful calls to my sisters 500 miles away - and sometimes I can order a pizza on my way home and pick it up while it's fresh and eat it on the drive home...

    Maybe phones aren't so bad - but I like the old dial up red ones that were heavy enough not to fall off the table when you stretched out that cord. I still have one in my studio.

    Yeah, I shoulda written my own theme post!

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  4. Call Me takes me back to my high school days. Love Blondie!

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  5. Nice pictures and music, Roy. What is the strangest call you've ever had?

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  6. I am a talker but NOT on the phone! HATE THAT!

    You have a handsome looking cell phone carrier!

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  7. nice vids roy! like the cell holder you have as well...not a big phone guy myself...my cell is the cheapest i can get...

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  8. Who doesn't love Debbie Harry?

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  9. I am quite jealous of that leather holster. And a couple of great videos - I particularly enjoyed the second one. Happy TT

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  10. Haven't heard those songs in YEARS! :)

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  11. I was a huge Blondie fan in the late 70s/early 80s and I've had these songs in my head since last Sunday when the theme was announced. Thanks for digging up the videos, Roy!

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  12. Fun post! I didn't even THINK of Blondie!

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  13. Not uninspiring at all. I have a flip top mobile phone too but it rings out before I can flip the top . . makes me flip out! Great vids!

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  14. That's so funny that you took pictures of your phones! Can't watch the vids now but I will, as usual, call back later. :)

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  15. I was the same way... couldn't get the brain cells going. But at least we got something, eh?

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  16. Great pics! Seriously, your brought the theme down to it's essence - phones and the great music about phones - what more do you need?

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  17. Hey, I like that handy dandy phone holster. Kinda has that cowboy feel.

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  18. all these posts and comments bring up so many emotions on this invention...devil or god's creation or a little of both!

    Good job!

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  19. I love Deborah Harry. She is such a strong woman. Great post and pics.

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  20. ooh! call me. i love that song

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  21. Yup. I love the cowboy holster, too! Almost makes me wish I had a cell phone. Almost.

    And I've always liked "Call Me," but "Hanging on the Telephone?" Love it! Classic!

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  22. We're giving up land line phones when we move this month. Now we're going to HAVE to remember to plug in our cells and know where the heck they are!

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  23. so are you a quick draw? that's one damn fine looking holster

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  24. ah the wonderful debbie.
    we saw her in London in the late 90's or so.... - she was pretty fab.

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