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Quipper
(Planet Earth)
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 20:39
 

I agree that back around '68 it was a more fertile time (for a number of reasons) for artists to create great music, and therefore many special songs were written, however don't be so naive to assume that you have heard enough artists today, from every musical genre, and from every country/culture to make such a sweeping generalization. Without being exposed to a tremendous amount of music, you can't possibly know what is available, especially now in the digital and indie age. There is no need to make such a foolish statement. It doesn't have to be your taste in music, but it might be for many others.

coloradojohn wrote:
There are ZERO songs made by any musicians today that have even 1/1000 the value of this fabulous showcase of talent & passion...

 


1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 14:31
 

 I get ya   coloradojohn wrote:
Sometimes this oddly theatrical but magically successful masterpiece can really choke me up...but it always makes me reminisce anew

 


coloradojohn
(Looking up at The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 1:20
 

There are ZERO songs made by any musicians today that have even 1/1000 the value of this fabulous showcase of talent & passion...
boxofrain
Posted: Mar 20, 2017 13:38
 

Lovely as it was in the early 70s.
Skydog
Posted: Dec 18, 2016 8:39
 

Bill's doing the Sunday morn show from heaven today
.
.
 8:35 amIt's A Beautiful Day
Hot Summer Day
It's A Beautiful Day (1968)6.6 8:29 amThe Cinematic Orchestra
To Build A Home
Ma Fleur (2007)7.6 8:25 amTindersticks
What Are You Fighting For?
Across Six Leap Years (2013)6.8 8:20 amHooverphonic
Magenta
Blue Wonder Power Milk (1998)7.1 8:17 amThe Beatles
Across The Universe
Let It Be (1969)
proguesser
(N Cal)
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 20:30
 

Yes- takes me back as well. I had it on 8 track! Put a lot miles in my 67 with them.
coloradojohn
(In front of The Flatirons, Boulder, Colorado)
Posted: Nov 17, 2016 20:11
 

Sometimes this oddly theatrical but magically successful masterpiece can really choke me up...but it always makes me reminisce anew
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Apr 10, 2016 8:13
 

 Larrygrrl wrote:
Somehow I hear Bowie in there...

 
Bowie is in all music of the last 100 years and the next 100
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Mar 11, 2016 14:00
 

 ScottD wrote:

As another who lived through those times and was often called a dirty hippie I can tell you that not all of us were dirty or rich spoiled brats. Being a hippie was more about the state of mind, of caring for your fellow man and not very much about money. Just enough to live on. Just thought I'd mention it.

 
{#Sunny}
ScottD
Posted: Mar 09, 2016 13:59
 

 rdo wrote:

I always suspected the hippies were rich spoilt brats and now I have it on what may be the best authority out there.  Great post OF.  Keep rocking!!

I grew up more or less dirt poor myself.  I never had very much money for albums and certianly could not dream of rock concerts.  I watched a lot of MTV (at friend's house cuz we never had it) and of course listened to good ole American FM radio.  My mom had some sort of collection too.  We were on food stamps for several years.  

When i think of the options kids have now I am quite envious.  I know now if i. had to i could get by on an extremely juicy diet of great muzic all thanks to the greatest and most important revolution since GW and TJ in 1776 and i am talkin bout he digital revolushon that has changed the world!!
 
As another who lived through those times and was often called a dirty hippie I can tell you that not all of us were dirty or rich spoiled brats. Being a hippie was more about the state of mind, of caring for your fellow man and not very much about money. Just enough to live on. Just thought I'd mention it.
Larrygrrl
Posted: Mar 09, 2016 13:44
 

Somehow I hear Bowie in there...
basilarnold
Posted: Feb 06, 2016 22:45
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Always loved the cover art, and the Maxfield Parrish original, which must have inspired it:

http://kelleyeskridge.com.fqdns.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MaxfieldParrish-MountainEcstasy.jpg

 
On_The_Beach SCO-O-O-O-ORES!!!
Aud
(lost in lakecity)
Posted: Dec 06, 2015 1:47
 

 JeriF wrote:
I enjoy this, now and back then.  Not all good music from the 60's and 70's was rock. Lotsa good music from that era had its roots in folk.  

 

Yes, but now it seems so dated.... I still have this album btw
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 19:01
 

Always loved the cover art, and the Maxfield Parrish original, which must have inspired it:

http://kelleyeskridge.com.fqdns.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/MaxfieldParrish-MountainEcstasy.jpg
coloradojohn
(Re-booting at the foot of The Flatirons, BOULDER)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 18:46
 

Brings back memories of when it started getting played on the new (at the time) Classic Rock stations, in '87-'88...and can't shake the memory of my first time to Pa'ia, in Maui, and seeing the cover as a poster in a hip little coffee and music shop...It was a beautiful day!
grahamdillabough
(Somewhere in Q8)
Posted: Jun 01, 2015 4:04
 

Wonderful album.  Wonderful song!
Anyone ever notice that some of the album is Mono, some Stereo?
I'll have to dial this one into my playlist for driving.
Graham (somewhere in Kuwait)        
rocklandlove
(Hudson Valley, New York)
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 9:16
 

So great to hear IABD here. Thanks, RP!
JeriF
Posted: Mar 29, 2015 15:49
 

I enjoy this, now and back then.  Not all good music from the 60's and 70's was rock. Lotsa good music from that era had its roots in folk.  


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 6:04
 

 GeorgeMWoods wrote:
Please, stop the torture! You're making a laughingstock of the 60's and 70's.

 
There was a more-than-ample supply of laughable music from those decades (as with any other decade); many people have just selectively forgotten it.  This is pretty funny though, in a morbidly pleasant way.
paisleydancer66
(Austin, Texas)
Posted: Jun 04, 2014 5:59
 

I always liked "Let My Woman Flow"
ScottN
(Sold the condo in Gaza. Looking for smth near fracking.)
Posted: May 20, 2014 7:35
 

No, not anymore. Am grateful for PSD.
GeorgeMWoods
Posted: May 20, 2014 7:31
 

Please, stop the torture! You're making a laughingstock of the 60's and 70's.
rdo
(DC)
Posted: Mar 27, 2014 9:30
 

 oldfart48 wrote:

I think it's funny the conceptcion of " hippys" describing the folks actually doing the life. " hippys"  were middle and upper class kids with money, the rest of us freeks were stonney broke doing whatever it took to stay alive and groove. I'd stand outside the filmore selling the Berkley burp every nite to get enough dough to get in or eat depending on who was playing. some nites bill would chase us away, some nites we all got invited in. some times he would get up on stage and tell everyone to leave unless they wanted to get locked in. yowza all nite party time. cuz if you didn't get out before 2 you got locked in till 6am. thoese were magic times with everyone from the dead Ritchie havens the dobbies whoever showed, jamming all nite. killer times. holey hot tuna bubba it was on. remember when "pop tops" fit in parking meters ?used to be the way to beat the loitering rap, pay for a parking place and sit in it.you can get a lot of folks in a parking place of caddy size.

 
I always suspected the hippies were rich spoilt brats and now I have it on what may be the best authority out there.  Great post OF.  Keep rocking!!

I grew up more or less dirt poor myself.  I never had very much money for albums and certianly could not dream of rock concerts.  I watched a lot of MTV (at friend's house cuz we never had it) and of course listened to good ole American FM radio.  My mom had some sort of collection too.  We were on food stamps for several years.  

When i think of the options kids have now I am quite envious.  I know now if i. had to i could get by on an extremely juicy diet of great muzic all thanks to the greatest and most important revolution since GW and TJ in 1776 and i am talkin bout he digital revolushon that has changed the world!!
tkosh
(Minnesota)
Posted: Jan 22, 2014 20:18
 

Like the music or not, it's the best album cover of all time!  I've always loved the entire album - but maybe it's just the time in my life.  It was a gift from my college-going sister while I was in high school.  I carried it from Minnesota to the stone crab boats of SW Florida, and my new friends in the Everglades loved it - some still remember me by it.. ha!
DaidyBoy
(Bristol, UK)
Posted: Dec 13, 2013 2:45
 

Lovely.  Makes me miss something I was too young to even remember.
kcar
Posted: Oct 20, 2013 0:09
 

 idiot_wind wrote:
Way, way, back in the 1970s, I went ot a concert that this band teamed up with Nazareth. 

It's A Beatiful Day opedn the show and got booed off stage after two or three songs. Maybe it was the violin.


Felt sorry for them, kind and gentle souls they were.           

 
Yeah, I can't imagine fans of this band having a lot in common with fans of Nazareth. Not a good fit. 

It's a Beautiful Day reminds me a little of Will Ferrell and Anna Gasteyer as Marti and Bobbie Culp, the middle-aged squares teaching high school music: 

 

I think the Culps are lagging a bit in talent, though.


Isabeau wrote:
Sounds an awful lot like a Jefferson Airplane clone. {#Shifty} jus sayin. 

  
Maybe JA with a lot less drugs and arrogance. It didn't take long for Grace, Marty and Co. to become mightily impressed with themselves from what I could tell.  
RobN
(In the flatlands of East Anglia)
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 14:36
 

My goodness this is cheesy - but in a good way - like a really ripe Camembert. Love it!
idiot_wind
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 14:33
 

Way, way, back in the 1970s, I went ot a concert that this band teamed up with Nazareth. 

It's A Beatiful Day opedn the show and got booed off stage after two or three songs. Maybe it was the violin.


Felt sorry for them, kind and gentle souls they were.           
markthecarp
(Ventura, CA)
Posted: Sep 24, 2013 14:32
 

ah, what a time
 
dw
(PHill, CA)
Posted: Sep 18, 2013 14:41
 

 PopKombo wrote:
Whatever happened to Patti Santos? 

 

She died in a car accident in Northern California. I think I posted more info about it on the White Bird page.
dw
(PHill, CA)
Posted: Sep 18, 2013 14:39
 

Brings back memories. I used to hang out with Pattie and her friend Meg. Then Meg and I became best friends - lifetimes ago. Never saw either of them since then, 1967.  I know what happened to Pattie but not Meg. Where is Meg?
markthecarp
(Ventura, CA)
Posted: Aug 24, 2013 7:53
 

This was way overplayed on the radio—decades ago.  But I just love to hear it again once in a while.  "Girl with No Eyes" is heard way less often. *hint, hint
junebaby65
(Cleveland, OH)
Posted: Aug 09, 2013 12:33
 

And then one day, the song ended!
kalle_s
(Germany)
Posted: Jun 06, 2013 22:57
 

 BBoyes wrote:
 The album is best enjoyed whole IMO. 

 
Totally agree!
helgigermany
(Germany)
Posted: Mar 13, 2013 11:40
 

Nice!
BBoyes
(Salt Lake City Utah)
Posted: Mar 04, 2013 12:11
 

David LaFlamme played a small local dive club on South State Street here years ago. He was actually born in Salt Lake City and his mother was Mormon. Didn't remember that... http://www.davidlaflamme.com/ Anyway we both happened to head to the men's room at the same time where we both peed and had a rather awkward conversation at the same time. In the show he was amazing, way better than that club deserved. He played the violin behind his back (still not sure how he did that). He and Linda played the Salt Lake Arts Festival one summer about the same time. Also present: John Prine and Laurie Anderson. That was quite a summer. He also has played with the Utah Symphony: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It's_a_Beautiful_Day 

There are other great songs on this album: Girl with no Eyes and Bombay Calling are spectacular. The album is best enjoyed whole IMO. 

dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Jan 09, 2013 18:42
 

 Highspirits wrote:
This is absolutely one of the best albums of the era.  Original and well crafted rock sounds like this...IMHO.  takes me back..........
White Bird and this one!  Yum.
 
Yum is it-excellent production values-this band and Family established a more not so much doper scene, which still existed. Less color, more performance!   {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}
Isabeau
(sou' tex)
Posted: Jan 09, 2013 18:41
 

Sounds an awful lot like a Jefferson Airplane clone. {#Shifty} jus sayin. 
lorenm4
Posted: Dec 31, 2012 20:09
 

I had never heard this song before, but I worked with a guy who was part of the hippie scene in the 60s, he knew some of these people, so I gained a respect for the movement.  I think this song is good.
Highspirits
(the epicenter)
Posted: Dec 31, 2012 20:08
 

This is absolutely one of the best albums of the era.  Original and well crafted rock sounds like this...IMHO.  takes me back..........
White Bird and this one!  Yum.
funkyalfonso
(Vancouver Island)
Posted: Dec 15, 2012 11:23
 

 Carl wrote:
When I see the silly 60s movies with the bouffant hairdos and stereotypical Henry Mancini scores, I'm almost embarrassed to have been a part of that scene. "It's A Beautiful Day," on the other hand, for me has a sound that nails that era and thankfully persists to present. What a great group!
 

Exactly! At fourteen I was lucky enough to see them at London's Royal Albert Hall with Taj Mahal on the same bill. I had a wonderful childhood.
Phlegmaticman
(270 miles south of Paradise, CA)
Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:24
 

Iconic album cover.
bluecshells
Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:20
 

                                                  {#Daisy}
rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 2:06
 

Cool!  I love Jefferson Airplane!  Thanks...oh, huh?  Wait...
Oh, never mind... 
Bleyfusz
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 2:05
 

You won't fully appreciate them until you listen to a live recording. It happened to me. When I liked them already.
rpdevotee
(San Jose, CA)
Posted: Nov 14, 2012 2:04
 

Great transition from the last song...
dsd
(PDX)
Posted: Oct 07, 2012 15:48
 

Thanks Bill.  Had forgotten this one and it is my favorite from the album.
tkosh
(Minnesota)
Posted: Aug 05, 2012 15:09
 

Thanks SO MUCH for playing this great tune!  Best album cover of all time, plus great music—and it's usually White Bird that gets recognized.  My older sister brought this album home from college and gave it to me for Xmas..  I was in Jr. high school.
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Jul 11, 2012 6:14
 

 Master_Po wrote:

Died 1989 @ age 40 (automobile accident).
 
Well, that's sad to hear. I was not a huge fan of the band, but I enjoyed the music when it was on the radio mainly due to her vocals.
Master_Po
Posted: Jun 03, 2012 9:06
 

 PopKombo wrote:
Whatever happened to Patti Santos? 
 
Died 1989 @ age 40 (automobile accident).