Monday, December 14, 2009

Fred Meyer Holiday Twist Video Ad on You Tube

(click on the title for a link to the youTube Video)

(Picture not from ad but reminiscent of on title for link)

For this old "baby boomer" this is the best TV ad of the Christmas Season. I love it. As someone who remembers the early days of Rock n' Roll it does a very good job of recreating the sound, performances and dress of that era. Let's Twist!

On a related note I received an invitation from Time/Life, which sold me the CD set "Malt Shop Memories", to go on the "Malt Shop Memories Cruise" with some of the real life performers like Bobby Rydell, Lesley Gore and Frankie Avalon. Their website describes the cruise as follows:

We’re dusting off those old 45s, turning up the jukebox and transporting you back to the birth of Rock n’ Roll. Twist and shout from morning until night to your favorite music from the '50s & '60s. Relive this wonderful era with a nostalgic, ocean cruise on the Carnival Inspiration from May 13 -17, 2010. This fun-filled trip will also include a stop in beautiful, sun soaked Cozumel.

And the best news? The music will be live, live, live! All your favorites like Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Lou Christie, Lesley Gore, Herb Reed & The Platters and The Original Drifters will perform for you in an intimate and personal setting. Disc jockey extraordinaire, Jerry Blavat, the Geator with the Heater, will be your host. He’ll be playing the platters that matter and having you dance all night long. Plus, you’ll get to mix and mingle with stars as they take this trip down memory lane with you.

Relive the best years of your life! Remember driving your 57 Chevy to the drive-in and meeting all your friends at the malt shop for a burger and a shake? Well, break out the Brylcreem and VO-5 that beehive. Fluff up your poodle skirt and dust off that old leather jacket. Get ready for a vacation unlike any other!

I told my wife I would like to go on the cruise but it would be depressing with so many "old people" and she said: "yes, like you"!