Tag Archives: 60s
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 …
“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 …
It’s a happy, bouncy little songs. I wish someone would rewrite the lyrics to make them a little less harsh. Full lyrics HERE.
I love the harmonica solo near the end. The lyrics are available HERE, and the story behind the song is on Wikipedia, HERE.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s no drum. The only percussion instrument is the tambourine. Full lyrics HERE.
“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