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2020-11-30 7:38:37 AM  
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Great room to play "The floor is lava!"
 
2020-11-30 8:16:47 AM  
I was a teenager in that era, that's grandma's house back then. It's not what a cool house would have looked like.
 
2020-11-30 9:28:33 AM  
Did they have Boney M playing over the quadraphonic sound system?  Because if not, it fails.
 
2020-11-30 10:04:34 AM  

shastacola: I was a teenager in that era, that's grandma's house back then. It's not what a cool house would have looked like.


It's missing the plastic slipcover on the sofa, though.
 
2020-11-30 10:05:57 AM  
FTFA: "Banys and his family fled Lithuania ..."

He is one wild and crazy guy!

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2020-11-30 10:09:43 AM  
Those floors aren't lava, they're Cheetos!

I have to admit that some of this bad taste is right up my alley.

Cheetos, though.
 
2020-11-30 10:10:08 AM  
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2020-11-30 10:11:01 AM  
It's not even shag, it's just worse than shag.
 
2020-11-30 10:12:15 AM  
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2020-11-30 10:12:48 AM  
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2020-11-30 10:14:13 AM  
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2020-11-30 10:15:49 AM  
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2020-11-30 10:17:36 AM  

shastacola: I was a teenager in that era, that's grandma's house back then. It's not what a cool house would have looked like.


Well I was a kid in the '70's - but that's not even grandma.  That's "Someone read way too many decor magazines, and decided to make all that stupid shiat happen."  Regular '70's was hideous enough, decor '70's in a farking war crime.
 
2020-11-30 10:18:29 AM  
OK. Go to estate sales in the old part of some small, midwestern town. See the same and worse (more? better?). Maybe not in as good as condition or as time capsulish, but same low grade furnishings, garish color matching, etc. Of course, as the folks age the religious paraphernalia begins to outnumber the whiskey decanters and shot glasses.
 
2020-11-30 10:26:52 AM  
Yeah, most 70's decor was based around a country-inspired, over-padded furniture style, or some vaguely Mediterranean/ faux Italianate style.  Avocado and harvest gold and burnt orange were supposed to be accent colors but a lot of people took it further. Also, people didn't usually start decorating from a completely empty room: they had legacy stuff from earlier periods, family heirlooms, crap like that, to also incorporate.

The "cool 70's" stuff, the Danish Contemporary or mod Mid-Century-Modern stuff - that was younger people, people with money, people on the artistic leading edge, who didn't keep a bunch of legacy furnishings around. relative few people decorated like that. My parents had enough money to decorate exactly one room like that, back in our first apartment. And when they finally built their own place and we were a little older, it was back to the mediterranean overstuffed crap. Though they never did shag carpets. too much upkeep with three kids running around.
 
2020-11-30 10:28:34 AM  
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2020-11-30 10:29:10 AM  
Without disco, we couldn't have unloaded this truckload of ugly lazy susans...

The Disco Body Shaper (Commercial Offer, 1978)
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2020-11-30 10:32:17 AM  
Reminds me of 5 years ago, we were looking for an apartment.  It had the serious shag carpetting, popcorn textiling ceilings, the faux "Ye Olde Englande" Tavern look going with the beams and walls, and the cherry on top was this conical orange fire place (a Malm?) in the living room.

It looked like a bachelor pad from the 1970's.  You could imagine some guy with a leisure suit throwing fondue parties for the groovy chicks.

It was obvious the LL didn't throw a dime into any remodel of the place since 1978 and was offering to rent at below market.  As I didn't want to live on the set of Three's Company every single day, I declined.
 
2020-11-30 10:34:09 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Reminds me of 5 years ago, we were looking for an apartment.  It had the serious shag carpetting, popcorn textiling ceilings, the faux "Ye Olde Englande" Tavern look going with the beams and walls, and the cherry on top was this conical orange fire place (a Malm?) in the living room.

It looked like a bachelor pad from the 1970's.  You could imagine some guy with a leisure suit throwing fondue parties for the groovy chicks.

It was obvious the LL didn't throw a dime into any remodel of the place since 1978 and was offering to rent at below market.  As I didn't want to live on the set of Three's Company every single day, I declined.


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Seriously? Why not?
 
2020-11-30 10:34:35 AM  
I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.
 
2020-11-30 10:41:50 AM  

shastacola: I was a teenager in that era, that's grandma's house back then. It's not what a cool house would have looked like.


Why yes, it is in Michigan.
 
2020-11-30 10:51:33 AM  

mmojo: I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.


Is it Zappa?
 
2020-11-30 10:54:14 AM  

cwheelie: mmojo: I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.

Is it Zappa?


Probably Diva.
 
2020-11-30 10:57:05 AM  
Disco was all about fun. We could use some of that these days.
 
2020-11-30 10:58:48 AM  
Disco never died. It just became "house music".
 
2020-11-30 11:06:42 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Reminds me of 5 years ago, we were looking for an apartment.  It had the serious shag carpetting, popcorn textiling ceilings, the faux "Ye Olde Englande" Tavern look going with the beams and walls, and the cherry on top was this conical orange fire place (a Malm?) in the living room.

It looked like a bachelor pad from the 1970's.  You could imagine some guy with a leisure suit throwing fondue parties for the groovy chicks.

It was obvious the LL didn't throw a dime into any remodel of the place since 1978 and was offering to rent at below market.  As I didn't want to live on the set of Three's Company every single day, I declined.


My god...I want to live there....

/loves 60's -70's decor
//trying to decorate my home this way
///three slashies
 
2020-11-30 11:17:09 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: shastacola: I was a teenager in that era, that's grandma's house back then. It's not what a cool house would have looked like.

Well I was a kid in the '70's - but that's not even grandma.  That's "Someone read way too many decor magazines, and decided to make all that stupid shiat happen."  Regular '70's was hideous enough, decor '70's in a farking war crime.


Though I was not alive to its heyday, I was once told that the unifying design principle tying together 70s interior decor was that it was supposed to make you think uppi were on drugs, even/especially when you weren't.

I have yet to see an example that made me think otherwise.
 
2020-11-30 11:32:24 AM  

cwheelie: mmojo: I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.

Is it Zappa?


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2020-11-30 11:38:39 AM  

mmojo: cwheelie: mmojo: I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.

Is it Zappa?

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Ah, Phish.

A lot of relatively wealthy people don't flash their money around and live rather modestly.  It's a good sign that they are pretty down to earth.  Usually they at least furnish their homes to a style that has been en vogue within the last 40 years though, even if it isn't gaudy or flashy.

But it being a Phish guy explains a lot about the poor taste.  :)
 
2020-11-30 11:51:31 AM  

phoenixtwilight: SirEattonHogg: Reminds me of 5 years ago, we were looking for an apartment.  It had the serious shag carpetting, popcorn textiling ceilings, the faux "Ye Olde Englande" Tavern look going with the beams and walls, and the cherry on top was this conical orange fire place (a Malm?) in the living room.

It looked like a bachelor pad from the 1970's.  You could imagine some guy with a leisure suit throwing fondue parties for the groovy chicks.

It was obvious the LL didn't throw a dime into any remodel of the place since 1978 and was offering to rent at below market.  As I didn't want to live on the set of Three's Company every single day, I declined.

My god...I want to live there....

/loves 60's -70's decor
//trying to decorate my home this way
///three slashies


I was thinking the same!
 
2020-11-30 12:02:18 PM  

mmojo: cwheelie: mmojo: I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.

Is it Zappa?

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No way really? Tell him some random said sorry about the freebird thing in tempe az in '94 if you ever have the chance
 
2020-11-30 12:03:38 PM  

drewsfarkthrowaway: Disco never died. It just became "house music".


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2020-11-30 12:05:35 PM  
 
2020-11-30 12:11:51 PM  
This corner of the Noise Bunker just screams Captain & Tenille on 8-track.
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2020-11-30 12:24:01 PM  
It reminds me of some of the homes in A Clockwork Orange.
 
2020-11-30 12:30:17 PM  

Laptopia: mmojo: cwheelie: mmojo: I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.

Is it Zappa?

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Ah, Phish.

A lot of relatively wealthy people don't flash their money around and live rather modestly.  It's a good sign that they are pretty down to earth.  Usually they at least furnish their homes to a style that has been en vogue within the last 40 years though, even if it isn't gaudy or flashy.

But it being a Phish guy explains a lot about the poor taste.  :)


He drives a 1990 Volvo with a cassette player. The keyboard guy had a 88 Ranger Rover for decades. Until the drummer bought it.
 
2020-11-30 1:11:37 PM  

mmojo: Laptopia: mmojo: cwheelie: mmojo: I have a filthy rich rock star friend who lives in a standard 70's suburban ranch home which is largely un-renovated. Except for the home studio and the basement the whole place is decorated working class 1978.

It's a very strange choice for someone with nearly inexhaustible means but the house sits alone on the top of of a really big-ass mountain in Vermont which is very nice.

Is it Zappa?

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Ah, Phish.

A lot of relatively wealthy people don't flash their money around and live rather modestly.  It's a good sign that they are pretty down to earth.  Usually they at least furnish their homes to a style that has been en vogue within the last 40 years though, even if it isn't gaudy or flashy.

But it being a Phish guy explains a lot about the poor taste.  :)

He drives a 1990 Volvo with a cassette player. The keyboard guy had a 88 Ranger Rover for decades. Until the drummer bought it.


That's pretty awesome.

I've actually known several multi-millionaires through my life (nobody famous, old oil money and real estate mostly).  Most people would be surprised how many of them actually live like this.  Not all, for sure, but a surprising amount.  I think a lot of it simply has to do with contentment with your life.  I think if you are a genuinely happy person, you don't end up spending money on things that you don't really need, like a house with more bathrooms than people, or a summer/winter home in a real estate hot spot that you rarely visit.
 
2020-11-30 1:44:19 PM  
not disco so much as decorated by someone with a visual processing disorder.
 
2020-11-30 5:45:25 PM  
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2020-11-30 6:26:15 PM  
The 70's threw up in that house.
 
2020-11-30 11:05:09 PM  

turbokat: The 70's threw up in that house.


And it was chunks of Sears furniture and cheap paintings on particle board...
 
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