Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Stuck in the 70's and 80's!


Always look on the bright side of life.
[whistle]
Always look on the light side of life.
[whistle]

If life seems jolly rotten,
There's something you've forgotten,
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps,
Don't be silly chumps.
Just purse your lips and whistle.
That's the thing.
And...

Always look on the bright side of life.
[whistle]
Always look on the right side of life,
[whistle]

Monthy Pyton - Life of Brian - 1979


Tuesday evening is paddling evening. Directly after dinner I go upstairs to change my working clothes for the kayak-outfit. When I did so yesterday, I heard Lieke - my nine year old daughter - singing as a bathroom song the refrain of "Always look upon the bright side of life....". She didn't understand a word of what she was singing, but had great pleasure in it. Especially in the "whistle"-part. The song got stuck in my brain, and accompanied me all evening: when I was biking to the boathouse, when I was paddling, I even fell asleep with it. I didn't mind at all. As a matter of fact: after a boring day at work I could use a feel good song! It is surprising how a simple melody can change your mind. But it was not only the melody. It was the whole association with my history, remembering the joy I had with the Monthy Pyton films in the late 70's....

I had a similar "feeling good while indulging in my history" experience when I was browsing the 2006 Valley Catalogue that came along with the Pintail: Valley has brought back the surf-shoes of the late 70's. Look at the retro design of the new Sneaker. I love this flower-print, it just makes me feel happy....

Spring is in the air!

5 comments:

Susanne said...

Spring is zeker in the air. Vanochtend al in de zon ge-mtb-t.

Leuk stukje!

Groet,

Susanne

kaat said...

hans really! flower power print surf shoes!

bonnie said...

Oh my, I was nearly tempted to take yesterday afternoon off to go take part in an attempt to set a world's record for largest coconut orchestra -

Hans said...

Hi Bonnie!
You're so lucky. We have to wait until november before the Holy Grail, the cows, the killer rabbits and the French people come to Europe (London, november 2006)...

http://www.montypythonsspamalot.com/

derrick said...

I'm so happy you're posting in english now!! Just thought I'd throw that in.