Tag Archives: 60s

Bagism

  Which led to this: And for the younger members in the audience: Bagism was created by John Lennon and Yoko Ono as part of their extensive peace campaign in the late 1960s. The intent of bagism was to satirize prejudice and stereotyping. Bagism involved wearing a bag over one’s entire body. According to John …

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Moose

I thought the plural of “moose” would be “mooses” or possibly “meece,” but it isn’t; it’s just “moose.” (source) Huh. And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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1966

“The trouble with government as it is is that it doesn’t represent the people, it controls them.  All they seem to want to do– the people who run this country– is keep themselves in power and stop us knowing what’s going on…  I’m not saying politicians are all terrible men.  It’s just the system of …

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Saved

There have been a lot of songs written on the theme “saved by rock and roll.”  Someday I’ll make a list. But not today. Full lyrics HERE.

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17

I first heard this song on the radio in the 70s.  I don’t think you’ll hear a 17-minute rock opus on the radio today. It’s a love song from Adam to Eve, in the Garden of Eden.  Promising to be true seems like a pretty easy promise to keep when there are only two people …

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I Want You

Full lyrics available at BobDylan.com, HERE.

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What’s That?

(Click Image to Imbiggen) Man Looking At Something by L.S. Lowry, 1962

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Tea and Oranges

 This poem by Leena Badri and this song by Leonard Cohen seem to share a common vibe: Azza and I Share a Cup of Tea by Leena Badri, from Pank Magazine 1.1-2020 (via 3 Quarks Daily) We find a perfect piece of shade underneath the warm sun, and Azza pours the tea before she speaks …

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Eff It After All

  “Come, let us go.  Let us leave this festering hellhole.  Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable.  Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.”  Dirk Gently, in Douglas Adams’ Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, ©1987 My friend Mary, who …

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Happy

It’s a happy, bouncy little songs.  I wish someone would rewrite the lyrics to make them a little less harsh. Full lyrics HERE.

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Eve Of

  Full lyics HERE.

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He’s

 I love the harmonica solo near the end. The lyrics are available HERE, and the story behind the song is on Wikipedia, HERE.

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Slow Down, You Move Too Fast

“When you hold a child in your arms, or hug your mother, or your husband, or your friend, if you breathe in and out three times, your happiness will be multiplied at least tenfold.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh  And that reminded me of this:   Full lyrics HERE.

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I guess I’ll remain the same…

I was surprised this was never covered by the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia’s voice lends itself to this type of song, and the San Francisco connection makes it a natural choice.

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I’ll find you in the morning sun…

I have always cried easily. Living in the South, that’s been a problem. Any display of emotion (other than anger) makes people uncomfortable. It’s considered unseemly. I guess I am unseemly. But I defy anyone to listen to this song without tearing up just a little. Full lyrics HERE.

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I Feel Like I Owe It to Someone…

I know we live in a time where hair length is just a style for most. But it’s still something more to me. Full lyrics HERE.

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“Sometimes I feel so happy, sometimes I feel so sad…”

There’s no drum. The only percussion instrument is the tambourine. Full lyrics HERE.

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Glimpses

“The thing the Sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibilities that we all had. It wasn’t the answer. It just gave us glimpses of the possibility.” ~John Lennon

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Someone Like You

Reason to Believe was written in 1965 by Tim Hardin (you can listen to his version HERE), and was covered many, many times before Rod Stewart had a huge hit with it in 1971. Full lyrics HERE.

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Psychedelic Soul

“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ~Marc Johns And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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