Thursday, 17 November 2011

What Goes Round Comes Round.

    I do articles on occasion for a motorhome magazine called Motorhome Monthly. Circulation around 40,000, all free, given away monthly in garages, some supermarkets, caravan sales places etc. Can't be bad, who gives you something for nothing nowadays. I recently did an article on the fact that my younger daughter and her family own an ancient VW motorhome. Following in the footsteps of her dad who also is a motorhome fan. All in the 'deja vu', 'here we are again', a 'whats new pussycat', 'what goes round comes round,' way of thinking. By the way, have you read the words of Justin Timberlakes song 'What goes Around Comes Around'.
There are several verses of the following.

That's okay baby 'cause in time you will find

What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around
What goes around, goes around, goes around
Comes all the way back around.

I bet that took some writing!
    But I digress.(Nothing new there, then.) So often children throughout the world grow up trying so hard to appear 'with it'. Their parents and indeed their parent's values are considered old fashioned. Surely you, dear readers tried hard to shock your parents when you were young; can you remember how. I can remember my 'motorhoming' daughter going through a phase where the wearing of socks was 'not the done thing'. I've no idea why but the 'battle went on for years. But the desire to be different, to come up with something new is surely inherent in all civilised youth. Particularly difficult for parents of strict religious faiths I would suspect. All this came to mind as I followed the Michael Jackson 'doctor' trial. And the connection, you ask.
I watched video footage footage of an incredibly talented young man. I might be seventy plus years of age but my interest in life is far from over. And as I watched his amazing 'moonwalking' I had the feeling I had seen this before. In my distant youth. And then I realised where. Watch the videos and wonder. I wonder what Michael Jackson watched in his youth.


Lady Mondegreen's Secret Garden said...

Love the dance videos Ken. The thing that my daughter glaring disapproves of her 50(ish) year old mother doing, is the wearing of diaphanous hippy skirts. She thinks it's shocking to be able to see my legs through them. She on the other hand shows a cleavage like I never knew I had at her age!

the fly in the web said...

First Chic Murray and now Max're spoiling me, Ken.

lucy joy said...

It gets interesting, Ken, when ones parents behave rather outrageously anyway. My parents were very broad-minded, so any attempt to shock was met with a yawn.
I gave up rebelling, and just joined them. Now, I find I am far more sensible than my parents were at my age. I'm continually being urged to have more fun.
I may yet experience a mid-life crisis. Lord help everyone if I do.

Nota Bene said...

If only the youngsters would believe us when we say 'been there, done that' it would all be a lot easier! So how good is your daughter at moonwalking....

Expat mum said...

Fantastic videos. I have put them on Facebook.

Have to laugh at my punk/goth 16 year old. He was terrified to go to a certain shop to have his ear pierced a few weeks ago because he thought I would be shocked at the punks and rockers. Me? I came of age with the UK punk rock scene and went to Glastonbury before most people had heard of it. There's nothing I haven't seen.

fun apps said...

Thanks Ken. I had no idea where Michael Jackson came up with these moves. Since his death I have been interested in learning more about him.

Janis Bohan said...

This is so fun! I wonder ... did Michael Jackson know this had been done before and he was just "borrowing" (and, I might say, elaborating on) it, or was it a case of parallel, if delayed, evolution?

CWMartin said...

From the Tilting at windmills family to you, Happy Thanksgiving!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Lady Mondegreen
Don't kids of today frighten you to death!

fly in the web
I will dig out one or two more oldies!

I know the feeling, but if you can't beat em, join em!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Nota Bene
My daughter thinks she is cool at 40, thinks we are old and doddery I reckon!

Expat Mum
Thanks. We must keep going, even if we can't remember why!

Grumpy Old Ken said...

fun apps
There's seemingly nothing new in the world.

Like you, I wonder. Visioted your site but couldn't comment. I'm poor technically.

Hi, love your American greeting!