First Loves and Me!

Today is the First Loves Blogfest! Your first movie, first music (song/band,) first book, and first person. Four loves, one blogfest! 

Brought to you to one of my great friends "Alex J. Cavanaugh" who always seems to bring the best out of everyone. So we are to tell you our first couple of things that we love and I will do that right here, right now.
-Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]

MOVIE: My first love for a movie that I can remember that I was very young and that is Disney's "Pete's Dragon" [1977] and I felt a genuine compassion for Elliot the dragon. To me he was not animated he was like an invisible friend we all had, here it just less invisible to the town of Passamaquoddy.
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MUSIC: With the amount of scores/soundtracks/music I have it was a very difficult choice to pick one, so I am going with that is score music that changed my ears forever. Now I was going to say "Pete's Dragon" again, cause right after the movie my parents bought me the Album [LP]. This had heavy rotation in my kid years, but there is one score/soundtrack that is that one that made me the music fan I am today... "Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi" [1983]. John Williams is... well he is just that, one of the composers that will be forever remembered.


BOOK: I remember reading only a few books and Disney was one thing I related to so I read many of their releases, but it was always "Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo" and "Herbie Goes to Bananas" I went back to time and time again. Boy I was a wholesome kid, I wonder what happened... it must of been that first love... when I became the rebel.






LOVE: Now I am not sure if this counts because I have loved so many women in my life that I don't want to hurt any of my ladies [say that in a deep voice]. I am going to go with the first crush I had and I go back to the kid again, I think it's safe. Okay the girl I remember was unfortunately gone before I knew... sadness here. I was crushing on Darla Jean Hood from the "Our Gang" or "Little Rascals", I know weird huh. I was like four years old and my dad let us watch the skits and how was I to know.

53 comments:

Rachel Morgan said...

John Williams is indeed a composer to be remembered.

Danielle B. said...

Pete's Dragon is such a great movie. Great now I have that dang song stuck in my head. Ahhhhh!

Clarissa Draper said...

Awww, so cute. I loved the Herbie books too. I loved the StarWars movie better then the soundtrack though.

Christine Rains said...

I remember Pete's Dragon. Awesome film. Great first love too. Darla was adorable. She had spunk too!

Cherie Reich said...

Great picks! And John Williams' music is awesome!

Lisa said...

Oh I so love all the things you mentioned, except your first crush. That was too cute! Thanks for commenting and visiting my blog! I really like yours...

L. G. Keltner said...

Your first crush was definitely cute. And I agree with you and everyone else on John Williams.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

What a fun blast from the past! I loved the music from Pete's dragon, more than the story. And Darla was precious. Sure, she could always do better than Alfalfa, but he loved her so. Great pick. [Yet another shining star taken way too young.]

xoRobyn

Summer Lane said...

I loved Pete's Dragon, too!! That magician/potion guy was hilarious!

Cate Masters said...

John Williams is fantastic. That's cool you listened to the album. My parents bought me Peter and the Wolf and I listened to that, fascinated that each animal was a different instrument.

Paula Martin said...

Some great memories there!

Jemi Fraser said...

Those are awesome choices! John Williams really is brilliant! :)

Suzi said...

I think my brother had that Herbie book. I didn't read it, but I remember the bull on the cover.

Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

John Williams is awesome. 'nuff said.

Nicole said...

I don't think I'm familiar with Pete's Dragon but Return of the Jedi is a classic! -- I never watch it tho, lol.

Those Herbie books sound cute and I'd be surprised to find anyone who doesn't have a favorite character from The Little Rascals.

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Enid Wilson said...

Love Star War's music, very futuristic and tense. Good choice!

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Daisy Carter said...

Oh, I loved Pete's Dragon - makes me want to watch it again!

M Pax said...

Darla was a cutie pie. My sister had a few Herbie books.

Allison said...

I really love John Williams' music. He is such a great composer.

Allison (Geek Banter)

Barbara said...

Great post!

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Mark K said...

Can't say I know who the 'female' in your First Love post is? But I think you played a safe one there ;)

As for the rest, love the music selection, but the Herbie films just left me cold.

Michelle Gregory said...

i haven't thought about The Little Rascals in ages. we used to watch repeats when i was in high school.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Herbie must've warped your tender little mind!
Thanks for participating in the blogfest, Jeremy.

Theresa said...

How have I never seen this movie!!! And I love the Little Rascals!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your choices for movies, music and books. Pete's Dragon is a wonderful story. Return of the Jedi is a great soudtrack. And Darla Jean . . . that's sweet.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your choices for movies, music and books. Pete's Dragon is a wonderful story. Return of the Jedi is a great soudtrack. And Darla Jean . . . that's sweet.

Jackie said...

I love Pete's Dragon and the Little Rascals! Nice picks for your firsts.

MJ said...

Pete's Dragon was a great movie! Thanks for stopping by my blog!
-MJ

Nancy Thompson said...

Oh, I remember Darla! Wow, that was a long time ago!

Heather Murphy said...

John Williams IS...Agreed! He was the subject of many projects I had in college.
Return of the Jedi was my favorite of all the Star Wars movies
Your first love was a cutey ;)

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

That is so sweet about Darla. How adorable.

sydneyaaliyah said...

Pete's Dragon. That is a good one. I forgot about that movie. Great choice.

SweetMarie83 said...

Pete's Dragon...wow. That was a favorite of mine too, even though it wasn't really popular when I was a kid (all my friends preferred the animated Disney movies). I wish my VCR worked because I have the VHS and now I want to watch it! ;-)

baygirl32 said...

every time I think of Pete's Dragon, I start singing - We got a bill of sale right here - and picture Elliot knocking them into the water

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Your's is the second vote I've seen for Pete's Dragon today. Loved that soundtrack too.

Juliana Haygert said...

Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi is a great soundtrack. You know, I love to write listening to soundtracks.

Ciara said...

All great choices. I remember Pete's Dragon. I loved that movie.

Martha said...

Little Rascals!! I haven't thought about them in so long! Thanks for bringing back that memory. I don't ever remember reading the Herbie books but remember the original movie well. Great first loves post :)

Marta Szemik said...

Those are some great choices for your firsts:) Especially "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" score. Wonderful!

Dana said...

Great choices! Love your story about Darla Jean Hood--so sweet. :)

tfwalsh said...

Your crush is so sweet:) Never listened to the music from Return of the Jedi... but I was never a big Star Wars fan...

Jessica Salyer said...

Awe, too sweet. I forgot all about Pete's Dragon. I'll have to show that one to my kids. Great movie.

twentysomethingfictionwriter said...

Pete's Dragon??? Wow I haven't heard that title in a while. Great choice and that is so awesome you like Darla. I didn't watch the old show, but I loved the 90s movie!

Shiela Calderón Blankemeier said...

I love all your loves! And I hate that George Lucas changed the music at the end of ROTJ. Travesty.

Michael Pierce said...

I totally forgot about Pete's Dragon! My parents put that on for me a lot when I was young. And John Williams is the best of the best!

C.M.Brown said...

Some great choices too! Pete's Dragon, great!

wordsfromsonobe said...

The Return of the Jedi score is pretty great :)
Amelia

Mina Burrows said...

Darla was an excellent choice. And she was way too good for Alfalfa!

Empty Nest Insider said...

I also loved the Herbie The Love Bug movies! Cute story about your crush! Julie

Shannon Lawrence said...

Yay, Pete's Dragon and Herbie! I love Pete's Dragon. I had no idea they did books out of Herbie, but I fondly remember the movies. Wonder if they would bore my kids. Aw, Darla. Did she die young??

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Heather M. Gardner said...

Sorry I'm late.
Hey, my 'deep voice' is broken. Perhaps you need to do an audio blog so we can hear you say it!
John Williams. Legend.
Great picks.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Heather

Donna Shields said...

Enjoyed reading your first loves. Love Herbie Goes Bananas.

Arlee Bird said...

I can't believe you mentioned Darla. I had thought about her myself. When I was about 4 or 5 she was absolutely dreamy to me.


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