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Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: May 21, 2018 6:36
 

 ciarataylor wrote:
Compared to today ,well no comparison.  Harmony is not important anymore.  Music had elements of Moorish & Spanish influence, and contralto voices sound very dramatic together. Loved it in the 70's too. 

 There are plenty of contemporary artists to whom vocal harmony is very important; maybe you're just not paying attention.
pollyh
(Redmond WA)
Posted: Apr 01, 2018 17:09
 

 I'm with you. stellar times in music. we're not old, we're experienced! 

Lyndont wrote:
1968 is only just 2nd to 1967 as the best music year ever in my view. Probably something to do with my age!

 


Lyndont
(Sussex, England)
Posted: Mar 25, 2018 6:51
 

1968 is only just 2nd to 1967 as the best music year ever in my view. Probably something to do with my age!
scadawizard
(Central Sierra Foothills, California)
Posted: Mar 04, 2018 6:50
 

I still remember seeing them at Berkeley Community Theater back in the day, they put on a great show, those electric violins were pretty unique at the time.
nascar51
Posted: Mar 04, 2018 6:46
 

It had to do with San Fran in 1968—and thats all I remember..lots of v good happening I think  lol!
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: Feb 05, 2018 10:04
 

 lizardking wrote:

I made a comment on this one about 10 years ago, which happened to start a friendship with a fellow RPster...music is AWESOME as a way to get to know someone, as well as a memory conjuring device.  Since I was not born when this record came out I had to enjoy playing it and thinking about how much fun my mom and dad had back in the 60's.  Nonetheless, this track (and "Hot Summer's Day") still garner 10 ratings from me.

LONG LIVE RP!



 
Also, shortly after 9/11 happened, when I lived in Seattle's University District, I found this LP at one of the several (now all gone) used record shops.  We hosted MANY parties at this house and my "man cave" was a single car garage setup as my office/video game area/music area/smoke-out room/love-pad; and who would have known that other 20-something year olds would also enjoy this song/album?  Shout out to Bailey for making that early autumn memorable!  PEACE and Long Live RP!!
Jota
(Scotland)
Posted: Jan 23, 2018 5:23
 

That's the kind of rubbish that would get music banned.
BuzzPete
(overseas)
Posted: Sep 08, 2017 5:33
 

 chinaski wrote:
Highlowsel...then along came WGTB and WHFS and the rest is history...like WGTB and WHFS

 
Nothing more sad than the day I returned home and WHFS was no more.  But there is a bio of the Wheez out there on the interwebs to refresh my memories!


jgehred
(Badgerland)
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 14:49
 

Yes!  This summer I am feeling the old sixties psychedelic and this fits right in.  Solid 9!  Thanks RP!
chinaski
(NJ > DC > VA > TX > VA)
Posted: Jul 08, 2017 20:57
 

Highlowsel...then along came WGTB and WHFS and the rest is history...like WGTB and WHFS
Highlowsel
(New York City - Escape velocity attained; now what!?)
Posted: Jun 08, 2017 7:03
 

Oh man does this blow me back.  Waaaaay back. 

Univ of Maryland, College Park campus, circa.....well...I won't go there but let's just say this tune was about 5 years old then.  I'm interviewing for a DJ position for the campus radio station.  It was an itty bitty station...something like a watt or two (heh)...and the campus sat (still sits) on the northern DC, Maryland border.  I'm sitting there in all my "long hair" finery being interviewed by the mgr....

"So...," he says somewhat snarkily...."If I was to tell you give me a tune involving birds and lots of air what would you pick."  

"White Bird," says me.  I get the job, first on the very late night "follow the earlier guy who's spent most of the time interviewing local musicians," stage, then better air time later.  And need I say there was always a certain kind of smelly cloud aroma in the air whenever I'd come in?  Hey...it was College...anyone (else) still have brain-cells and remember those days?  Probably not all that much different from today.  

Anyway...this tune paved the way for my college DJ career for the next couple of years.  The career didn't take as I went a different way from there with my life.  But this pulls me back to those times.  Ahhh White Bird, them's were very good days indeed.  

Highlow
American Net'Zen
idiot_wind
Posted: Jun 08, 2017 6:54
 

Once saw this band open for Nazareth.  They got booed and only played a short set. RnR crowds can be mean.

"Now your're messing with a son of b...".
lizardking
(700 miles north of Paradise)
Posted: May 26, 2017 10:57
 

I made a comment on this one about 10 years ago, which happened to start a friendship with a fellow RPster...music is AWESOME as a way to get to know someone, as well as a memory conjuring device.  Since I was not born when this record came out I had to enjoy playing it and thinking about how much fun my mom and dad had back in the 60's.  Nonetheless, this track (and "Hot Summer's Day") still garner 10 ratings from me.

LONG LIVE RP!


Skydog
Posted: May 13, 2017 6:41
 

8
boxofrain
Posted: Feb 03, 2017 9:32
 

Just as lovely today as years ago.
ciarataylor
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 0:09
 

Compared to today ,well no comparison.  Harmony is not important anymore.  Music had elements of Moorish & Spanish influence, and contralto voices sound very dramatic together. Loved it in the 70's too.
Skibaxter123
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 14:17
 

Chilling, classic 70's

 
che_cavolo
Posted: Oct 23, 2016 17:17
 

Wow, she's hot!{#Dancingbanana}{#Hug}
kcar
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 21:53
 

 BBoyes wrote:
Great to hear this again. Love the doubled violin and organ, drums, David and Linda's vocals. I cannot imagine how to make this any more perfect. yeah, it was overplayed "back in the day" but now after some years giving it a rest, it still wears well. Was lucky enough to hear them play live together eons ago and then to hear David solo years later. He can make the violin do improbable things in his sleep. Then the history of the rights to this album, the cover artwork, etc, and the conflict with former band manager Matthew Katz. What a crazy time! Why can't we all get along?

It's a Beautiful Day in 1974

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Beautiful_Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_a_Beautiful_Day_(album)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B7TE6O8?ie=UTF8&keywords=It%27s%20a%20Beautiful%20Day&qid=1458079528&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1

eponymous album cover

From the Wikipedia entry for David LaFlamme: Gary Posie changed his name to his stage name David LaFlamme so to protect his Symphony Orchestra reputation. Symphony Orchestras at that time often did not think much of Rock music.

 
David was solo violinist for the Utah Symphony Orchestra—pretty impressive. 

My friends and brothers and I used to make fun of this song back in the day (mid-late 70s) but time mellows you. I'm glad RP plays this. It seemed pretty cheesy when I was a kid (still kinda does now) but the band was pretty talented. 

bb_matt
(Oxford, England)
Posted: Aug 10, 2016 10:37
 

Hasn't dated too well. In fact, it's bloody awful. Re-rated.