Swinging Blue Jeans

In 1963, a 4 piece British Merseybeat band poked its head out of the Rock N’ Roll waters with “The Hippy Hippy Shake” (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ke8mzgex4U ).  The group was called The Swinging Blue Jeans.  In 1966, the band went into decline.  And yet — the band – is still breathing.  Performing occasional gigs.  Interestingly, the Beatles in their ascent also did the “Hippy Hippy Shake” in September 1963 (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H6i_zkjjLg).   

Donna’s hip replacement surgery went incredibly well — so well that while she is not – yet – doing the Hippy Hippy Shake, she is walking around sans cane – with little discomfort.  It’s amazing what hip replacement surgery can do.  It’s kinda “hip.”  I understand orthopedic surgeons put on the Swinging Blue Jeans when doing surgery.  They do a conga line around the operating table.  They’re also fond of “Hips Don’t Lie” (Shakira).  And it’s “Hip to be Square” (Huey Lewis and the News).  There’s even “Moviendo la Cadera en Tribal” [“Moving the Tribal Hip“] by Tommy y Los Compas.”  For some patients, they play Al Stewart’s “Hippo Song.”  Donna was not one.  I don’t think . . . . . 

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