throw back thursday | color me badd

It was 1991/92; Paul Keating was the Australian Prime Minister. Billy Crystal hosted the Oscars. 1 & 2 cent coins were no longer. Blossom and Full House were on TV. I was first/second year high school, my best friend’s were Gracie, Tam, Lindy, Janine & Lisa. Bryson was my boyfriend. I discovered I had an insane ability to swim fast and my teenage hormones connected me to
Color Me Badd.

I know you want it.

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

8 thoughts on “throw back thursday | color me badd

  1. Actually Bryson was my boyfriend but u and Lisa made me break up with him so you could go out with him. I walked home singing my favourite Mariah “love takes time” balling my eyes out. Ah ha ha ha

  2. I don’t know if they aired Beverly Hills 90210 down under–or if it was on, but you were busy stealing your friends’ boyfriends–but I recall this group making an appearance on that show. They had another equally obnoxious hit, I recall. “Dream on / Dream away…” Something like that. I was in my third year of junior college. (One is only supposed to go to j.c. for two years…but I eventually transferred to university!) Anyway, what was up with their eyebrows?

    1. Hahaha!!!
      BH 90210 was on Friday nights – Gracie (the one whos BF I stole…though I claim amnesia on this issue), my Mum & I used to watch it. Mum watched it with us apparently because it was racy & we needed adult supervision as 13 yo’s although I think she just needed a secret reason to watch teen smut!
      I remember they had so many cool (at the time) acts on in the Peach Pit (aaah the memories) but I was too busy hating Kelly to remember…
      The main question is did they start the ‘colour block’ fashion phase?!

      1. I think everyone was on Team Brenda. You know, I think the Color Me Bad episode predated the Peach Pit. I recall the kids sneaking into a hotel to see the band (and they see one of their mothers having an affair there, of course). Anyway, why don’t we folks in the states get any Australian shows? All I can remember is The Paul Hogan show in the early 80s.

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