This was my first year as a participating voter in The Grooveyard's Summer Song Survey. "The Grooveyard" is a weekly show hosted by D.J. Alan Seltzer on WCWP 88.1 FM, a public radio station based in Brookville, NY. I was super excited to see that they were having a survey where listeners can pick their favorite… Continue reading Retro Dee Reveals : Summer Song Survey Picks
Today we remember the very best bassist of early Rock N Roll: Joe B. Mauldin. Joseph Benson Mauldin Jr. was born on July 8, 1940 in Lubbock, TX. It was at Lubbock Junior High that he learned to play several instruments including the steel guitar. By the age of 15, he joined his first band… Continue reading Today We Remember: Joe B. Mauldin
The 1950's were wonderful, but what did the people of that time eat? I'm not trying to make them sound like an ancient civilization here, but in reality the mid-20th Century was a LONG time ago and many things have changed in the American Diet. Most of the fast food and easy-to-prepare ready products that… Continue reading Life in the 50’s: Food!
Hi folks, I rarely give updates on this blog (actually the first time I ever have) but as life gets more and more complicated, I want to mention that I have several upcoming entries in the works that will be published at various times. I'm taking my MacBook Air to the computer doctor to get… Continue reading Retro Dee’s Blog Update!
Saturday June 9, 2018 was the day for this year's annual Peggy Sue's Cruise in Santa Rosa, CA. This was the second one I've been to and it was great! For those who don't know, Peggy Sue's Cruise is an annual car show, that for one day, turns downtown Santa Rosa into a Retro-Lover's dream… Continue reading Peggy Sue’s Cruise 2018!
Hello Dames! Welcome to another edition of Fifties Fashion Fix! With Peggy Sue's Cruise Santa Rosa coming up this weekend, I find myself obsessing on what to wear for the event. It's actually harder than it sounds. Thus, I've become inspired to write about the things to avoid when dressing 1950s. Before I continue, please… Continue reading Fifties Fashion Fix: What to Avoid When Dressing 1950’s (revised with photos)
I was thinking about all the shows and movies that take place in the 1950's, and there are a lot of them because, well, the 50's was quite simply The Best Era Ever! So what is more fun to watch than a movie set in that era? NOTHING! That's what! Okay, maybe I'm being a… Continue reading Keeping the 50’s Alive: Movies Set in The 50’s!