Tag Archives: 70s

The Great Emptiness

“When he was dry, he believed it was alcohol he needed, but when he had a few drinks in him, he knew it was something else, possibly a woman; and when he had it all– cash, booze, and a wife– he couldn’t be distracted from the great emptiness that was always falling through him and …

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The Boys

 The opening chords are instantly recognizeable, but there’s a reason Disney censored the lyrics: Friday night they’ll be dressed to kill Down at Dino’s Bar ‘n’ Grill The drink will flow and the blood will spill And if the boys want to fight, you better let ’em Full lyrics HERE.

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Tell you what I’ll do:

 “You’re my woman” is one of those phrases that didn’t age well, but in the context of the times it’s actually a pretty sweet little song. Jerry didn’t like to perform this song live because he didn’t think there were many possibilities for improvisation, but the current Dead lineup has put it back in play. …

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Crackerbox Palace

  Some times are good, some times are bad; That’s all a part of life And standing in between them all I met a Mr. Grief, and he said: I welcome you to Crackerbox Palace Was not expecting you Let’s rap and tap at Crackerbox Palace Know that the Lord is well and inside of …

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Midnight

 Long before either of them became famous, Farrah Fawcett was making small talk with her friend Jim Weatherly.  She casually mentioned that she was going to go visit her parents, adding “I’m leaving on the midnight plane to Houston.” Her friend moved a few words around, and the rest is history.  (source) Full lyrics HERE.

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Wham Bam

  The country/rock band “Silver” never released a studio album.  This single, a hit for them in 1976, is their only claim to fame. Their keyboardist, Brent Midland, went on to become the longest-tenured keyboardist for the Grateful Dead.

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Death And

 I saw this posted to Reddit: And it reminded me of this:

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Monkeys, Guns and Money

“We are buried beneath the weight of information, which is being confused with knowledge; quantity is being confused with abundance and wealth with happiness…. We are monkeys with money and guns.” ~Tom Waits (source) And that reminded me of this: Full lyrics HERE.

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Always Something Greener

The lyrics are selfish and misogynistic, but I do enjoy a good flute solo: Full lyrics HERE.

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“…the extraordinary thing that was happening to me.”

I think this experience, described in two different settings from two different eras, is universal: Excerpted from Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust, 1913: Many years had elapsed during which nothing of Combray, except what lay in the theatre and the drama of my going to bed there, had any existence for me, when one day …

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Night Fever

I was surprised at how much I liked this! Full lyrics HERE.

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The Sylvers

I just love everything about this: the costumes, the choreography, the hair, the joy.

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