Tag Archives: 60s
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
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.
“The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.” ~Marc Johns And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.
Pay attention to the drumming. While the rest of the instruments and vocals sound rather moody and dreamy, the drum sounds like it’s about to explode. It adds a layer of tension, and helps set the mood. Full lyrics HERE.
The lyrics aren’t exactly progressive: If you want to be happy for the rest of your life Never make a pretty woman your wife So for my personal point of view Get an ugly girl to marry you But it’s such a playful and happy song that it’s still fun to listen to. Full lyrics …
Prudence was a real person who was going through a bad time, and John Lennon wrote this song to cheer her up. It’s one of my favorite Beatles’ songs.
“Turn on, tune in, drop out.” ~Dr. Timothy Leary Excerpt from Dr. Timothy Leary’s autobiography Flashbacks, ©1983: “Turn on” meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers engaging them. Drugs were one way to accomplish this end. “Tune in” …