Hey! Did You Happen to See?

There was a brief moment back in the very early Seventies when we all (most of us) took a brief break from being ‘so cool’ and ‘so hip’ and ‘just so many assholes.’ All the ‘Beautiful’ people fell head over heels in-love with a really geeky girl. And we were all so much the better for having done so. 

This (for those who would admit it), was our favorite song.

For about a week…

Then we rapidly returned to our regularly scheduled ‘ass-hole-ed-ness.’ And never missed a step. Nor did we even look back.

But there was that one moment… one summer… and of course it could never last… (what a shame)

Cheers and Happy Manic Monday,  Uh… ‘Tuesday’ (Somehow I lost a day. Again. Shit!)


Video Credit: willie1two

Video Credit: mamitaluisita

27 thoughts on “Hey! Did You Happen to See?

  1. My kindred spirit – this is one of the my favorite songs – I know every word & have ever since it was released ( I was like 8 or 9) – just like me, they long to be . . . {thinking wistfully :-)} I wasn’t a huge Charlie Rich fan, but my mother was, so I know this song really well, too 🙂
    Thanks for the memories this evening!!!

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  2. The Carpenters were doomed the moment Richard Nixon said he liked them. But you can’t keep a good Burt Bachrach so g down. My mom hated that Charlie Rich song. She said she was fed up with men and their apologies. Too little too late.

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    • Burt B. could certainly write some tunes. Real genius.
      Thanks Pain.
      PS: LOL over your comment about Nixon. As I recall, he said he enjoyed the movie ‘Love Story’, with Ali M and that guy, but he did not appreciate the profanity. Ain’t that ironic?! (As you may recall, this was before his ‘Nixon Tapes’ saw the light of day….)


  3. I was in kindergarten when both these songs were big. I especially remember the Charlie Rich song emanating from the lonely little 4×10 mono speaker in the metal dashboard of my dads ’71 VW Beetle as we drove down hwy 130.

    While not particularly a Carpenters fan, I do love Karens voice, and respect her skills as a drummer immensely (not many people know that about her, btw). I have ALWAYS loved “Close to You”, however. It is one of the songs I love singing to my precious niece Xeoie, whom I love like a daughter (there are a couple pics of her on my blog pages).

    Thanks for the memories, bro. Science Bless!

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  4. That song always reminds me of the classic scene from Parenthood with Rick Moranis.
    She had an achingly beautiful voice. But noone, nada, zilch female singer comes close to the angelic voice of Eva Cassidy. Cool post Lance.

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    • Yes me too, but I have been crying a lot lately and I need to get over all of it and move on (back to The Sandbox–Afgh or Iraq–or maybe Missouri?)
      Hell! If I want a ‘War Zone’, there is one just next door.
      What is wrong with our country?


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