Monday, September 13, 2010

Music Monday/Lyric Lundi

It's fall. Boots are everywhere. I love fall and boots, so I thought it would be a good idea to combine my love of boots with a favorite song. This one I've loved basically all my life (I was only two when it was released). Even as a child, I was impressed with this tough woman in her boots who wasn't going to take any mistreatment and, one of these days, would "walk all over you."

There is a more demure video of this song, but this particular one is fantastic -- so sixties/early seventies. Needless to say, the boots are great, and I love Nancy Sinatra's sparkly romper. However, what on earth are those dancers wearing? It looks like they've pulled sweaters on over bathing suits. With boots? Come on, choreographer and costumer, you could have put them in some really cool mini skirts (or rompers similar to Nancy's) and still shown plenty of that leg you wanted to show. (I've never understood why no one ever consults me about such matters.) They do all have very nice, boot-worthy legs, though, don't they?

7 comments:

Rhian said...

Reading another blog this morning I discovered that it is book blogger appreciation week (got a week for everything now!) - so consider yourself appreciated Emily.

Stefanie said...

Love this song! And yeah, those dancers look like they forgot to put their pants on.

Emily Barton said...

Rhian, gee, thanks for appreciating me! I'm always so honored when people count me among all the fabulous book bloggers out there.

Stef, I guess that choreographer came knocking, and they all forgot to finish getting dressed. We must get together and listen to music some time. Oh, and sense it's book blogger appreciation week, please consider yourself appreciated, too.

Danny said...

Best song ever. I was seven years old and remember it like it was yesterday. Who didn't have a crush on one-hit-wonder Nancy Sinatra? (Okay, two-hit-wonder, let's not forget "Somethin' Stupid!") Remember when she appeared on "China Beach" singing "Boots" just like she actually did in Vietnam twenty years earlier? Just say no to the Jessica Simpson version, it's a travesty.

P.S. I have to say I am a fan of the crazy 60s micro-mini-sweater dresses!

Emily Barton said...

Danny, yes, best song ever. Just say no to ANY other version. And I forgive you your male chromosome that sees nothing odd with micro-mini sweater dresses (I mean where would the world be without that endearing x? However, if you don't mind, I'll stick to shopping with my yy friends).

musingsfromthesofa said...

Love this song! 'I just found me a brand new box of matches/And what he knows you ain't had time to learn...' - smackdown!
Thanks for posting this, Emily!

Emily Barton said...

Ms. Musings, how could anyone not love it? And that is such a perfect line.

Danny, I just reread my comment to you and realized I mixed up my x and y chromosomes (the hazards of late-night blog commenting).