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Monday, July 24, 2017

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Blondie 'Heart of Glass'

Blondie. Sunday girl.

Once I had a love and it was divine
Soon found out I was losing my mind
It seemed like the real thing but I was so blind
Mucho mistrust, love's gone behind

Okay so technically, Blondie's "Heart of Glass" was actually released as a single in early 1979, but I remember it from Halloween of that year, so that makes it almost an 80's song, right? No? Whatever. It's my throwback for today because it really kind of defines an era of my life. I mean I was a little kid, but everything that I recall about disco, this song defined.

I remember Halloween in particular because my parents were having a costume party. I was about 8-years-old and my mom had dressed me up in a bright blue Cleopatra costume and I can still remember being in the bathroom for what seemed like forever while she and my aunt did my eye makeup. I also recall lots of compliments on my cat eyes. Aside from that, my DJ father had Blondie's "Heart of Glass" - the extended dance mix spinning on his turntable every few minutes.

I couldn't tell you much else about this party at all. I just remember feeling really grown up in my costume and getting to stay up really late, which I thought was the coolest thing ever. I also can see my parents cleaning up after everyone had left and of course, dad played Blondie one last time for me. So there ya have it, my earliest version of what an adult party would be like included Blondie. I have to admit, I ended up partying quite often with Debbie Harry and the guys playing in the background.

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