Patsy Cline - Walkin' After Midnight
Well, to a point I am. Much like my wearing a New York Giants t-shirt, this is probaby something you'll never see on AEV again - A country tune.
Unless Willie Nelson happens to come out with something I really like.
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Poor Patsy Cline. The first female country mega-star. For all her success, hers was kind of a hard-luck life. She survived a horrific car crash, only to perish in a plane crash a couple of years later at the age of 30.
I like this tune, maybe because it's kind of bluesy. I never would have heard of it if it wasn't for the Cowboy Junkies, who did a fine cover on it many years ago.
Patsy wasn't really what you would call a beauty, but there was something erotically charged about her. At least a lot of people thought so at the time.
Now, don't blame me for the portrayal of servile domesticity in this clip. In fact, I really have absolutely no idea what the heck she is doing. Can anyone tell me? Is she in a dress shop or her own kitchen? A fabric store? Wallpaper emporium? Is she wrapping presents? What...?
Ah, the early days of television... It was what it was. Most of the time, it showed a spectacular lack of imagination. Hard to believe how far women have come in society and on television. If you don't believe me, check out this old Maxwell House Coffee ad. It's from a collection of TV clips from the year 1968. "Now you be a good little housewife..."