Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Space Skates and Roller Boogie!

Dug these old guys out the cupboard the other day and decided they deserved their own post - that's how much I love them. They're probably around 30 years old and belonged to my mom's younger sister, and were then handed down to me :)
Many good times were had, at first spending a lotta time on my bum, then rollin' around the house and down the road. They're really looking their age now, but I won't be letting go of them anytime soon, sentimental old sod that I am. They're so freakin retro-cool, stoked to own a pair of original skates before rollerblades took over :)


Couldn't resist delving into the past for some kitch kiffness...
Warning: If anyone's interest was in any way piqued by the above half of this post, the following bit will surely dash it to shreds.
Here goes anyway. Watch the video, it's fun :)
And do let me know your thoughts. Did you ever have skates? Were you a blader?

Roller Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind and Fire from the skating movie Roller Boogie, 1979.




And, of course, there had to be something about cats and skates, too.