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I toyed with inflicting The Archies on the good people of Music Advent, but in the end I went with this one, which I recall as being just as inescapable as "Sugar Sugar" - besides, I like the swoopy camera work here.

OK, to finish off the story with my childhood and all the moves, the last one was that we moved into a nice, brand-new house where my parents had bought it during construction and picked out all the colors and the tile and stuff. I'm pretty sure it was in early '69, because I remember living in the rent-house that came before that for a pretty long time. (But I was waffling, as I said before, about which year this actually happened.) The bad side of this happening in the late 60s was that we had to live for the next decade with the in-color of 1968/9, which was avocado green. EVERYthing in that house was green. Well, not literally everything, but the carpet was green, the appliances were green, and I clearly remember having an avocado-green vinyl couch in the living room - either we already had it before that or they bought it especially to go with the avocado-green house. I'm not sure which. The house was on a corner lot with a drainage ditch behind it - which saved our collective bacon when a tropical storm dumped 40 inches of rain on us ten years later, because our house was built on the spoil from that ditch and it (barely) escaped flooding when every other house in the whole subdivision had water in them. (Also, the drainage ditch was a playground when we were littler. I know that's the kind of thing that's inconceivable nowadays, but it was freshly dug and not gross, and as far as I can tell pretty harmless. I don't think any water other than the runoff from the subdivision went into it anyway. As I remember it, it usually didn't have very much water in it at all.)

After this I am probably going to quit talking about my childhood so much, because in later childhood I don't have as many interesting stories to tell, anyway - if I think of something that I think is interesting I'll certainly throw it in - but I'm really planning to talk more just about music and TV and what I remember about that, since we're getting to the phase where I was paying more attention at the time. In, 1969, I had the kind of taste in music you would expect a nine-year-old to have - I loved the stuff we saw on TV like The Archies, especially. I saw the Brady Bunch theme on the list of music published in 1969, and apparently this was the year that show started. It was also the year Star Trek (the "original series" as they say now) ended - I didn't talk about it before but we had watched it all along. It was one of the few things my dad and I bonded over, because we both loved it. (I didn't understand near all of it, of course, but I still loved it.)

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