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Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: May 11, 2018 10:46
 

 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...

 
Yeah, if you say so. 
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: May 11, 2018 10:43
 

 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...

 
Amen, brother.  No passion, no vision, and "talent" is now defined by how sexy you appear on YouTube and your Instagram feed.
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 11, 2018 10:25
 

EVERYtime I hear that squealing violin intro I get chicken skin....memories of road-trips with dad and stepmom and his well crafted, LP to cassette mix-tapes.  Maybe some Uriah Heep on RP one day (July Morning!!)

LONG LIVE RP!!

Wolford
Posted: Mar 15, 2018 9:58
 

Nick Cave should cover this song on his next LP.
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
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
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
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 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
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
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
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
(Novosibirsk, Russia)
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
(Mihara, nestled in a cove on the SetoNaiKai, Japan)
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 Kuwait)
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)