Friday, August 1, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
We asked members of the CAMP CAMP FACEBOOK group which songs they only had to hear a snippet of on the radio to be instantly transported right back to camp... we had a massive response and all of the below got more than three votes each, an indication that if Rhino Records are smart they would release this beauty and watch out Lil Wayne...
Warning... if you are reading this at work, be prepared to be transported back to camp -- the below are more than songs, they are time machines...
“I Melt with you” Modern English
“Blister in the Sun” by Violent Femmes
“As Tears go By” by the Rolling Stones
“Forever Young” by Alphaville
“Lucky Star” by Madonna
“Don’t Go” by Yaz
"Nineteen" by Paul Hardcastle
“St. Elmo’s Fire” by John Parr
"Right Here Waiting” by Mr. Richard Marx
“Summer of 69" by B. Adams
"Don't Stop Believing” by Journey
"King of Rock" by Run DMC
"Wind of Change” by The Scorpions
"Stay" by Jackson Browne
Anything by Air Supply
“Circle Game” by Joni Mitchell. Shawn Landres adds that he remembers the camp counselors at
"Endless Love" by Lionel Richie & Diana Ross
“Leaving On A Jetplane” by John Denver
A quick shout out, via Lauren Herskowitz, to a camp icon we regret not having in the book, Mr. Ron Dagan, a performer who has thrilled thousands in camps across the country over the past thirty years -- a camp troubador who has introduced a generation to the power of music. We salute you Ron Dagan, by showing this classic clip, playing live at Camp Summit. His Budokan. It's like punk rock never happened.
If anyone has a classic Dagan memory or photograph, we would Love to see it...
Thursday, July 10, 2008
“Qui-et please. Dedicated to the senior boys. We’ve
seen better balls on the tennis courts.”
“Qui-et please. Dedicated to the senior girls. We’ve
seen better breasts on chickens.”
Hair = Bangs = High, sprayed bangs.
Regardless of destination or time of day; breakfast,
free play, rest hour, canteen; the bangs were sprayed
high and slanted to one side so you looked like your
equilibrium was off.
Pump (not aerosol) Aussie or Sebastian
One girl used Flex but we made fun of her
Lips like Sugar. Who didn’t want their tans to look
darker at any given opportunity? It was the make-up
equivalent of wearing white (or neon) your first day
back at school after Spring Break to see your Nanny in
Florida. Don’t forget to take your Swatch off and ask
your boyfriend, “who’s tanner?”
Revlon Zinc Pink or Frosted Brownie
Wet n Wild came in second, always. Same girl who
brought Flex, getting the picture?
WE are the champions! THE champion sweatshirt. 11 out
of the 13 girls in that picture is wearing one!!!! I
had blue, grey, white, black and lt blue with and
without the C logo. All purchased at or in the
vicinity of Paragon sports on 18th and Broadway or at
Wings in NYC. The other crucial components of the
sweat and go look were the bulky socks.
E.J. socks or E.J.”s as we called them have not been
called out in any communication I’ve seen. Maybe it
was a long island thing. Being from NYC I could never
find them so all my friends the 5 towns would have to
lend to me.
Brands used (seen and unseen)
Champion and EJ’s. A softer look was the great
sweatshirt with the neck cut out and a pink tank
peeping through Naf Naf (aqua blue jackets to match John Taylor’s
eyes) and cotton candy tissue cotton shorts. ACA JOE.
Im disappointed no one has the ACA Joe logo tee on in
these pics. They all had them, especially the boys.
Ellesse, Le Coq Sportif, Guess jeans were the coolest. Ankle zips or the
inside-out pocket with dark denim on the outside
flipped outwards to reveal the acid washed underbelly.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
All this by way of saying, here are a couple of administrative details, the kind that would be read out at flag raising...
1. Join our CAMP CAMP Facebook group...
There are a million critical issues to be debated... which is the most powerful aphrodisiac, Drakkar Noir or Hai Karate? And, yes, White Keds, but leather or canvas? Join us and make your voice heard, and post your pictures, and get ready for the social.
2. If you are going to a CAMP REUNION or ALUMNI EVENT...
Please be in touch!!! We have a package we would love to send you that can help take your former camp mates on a trip down memory lane... drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org