Tag Archives: 70s

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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“And he left me with a prayer / that I’d find you…”

Nobody has ever asked me what my favorite Elvis Presley song is, but if they ever do, I have my answer in the chamber: “Kentucky Rain, written for him by Eddie Rabbitt in 1970.” By today’s standards, the lyrics are problematic: his girlfriend dumped him, and he’s on a quest to track her down. That’s …

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Doughnuts

I remember when creamer came in a little stainless-steel jug and sugar came in a glass jar with a top that had a little metal flap. and you could take as many napkins as you needed and had a real coffee mug and a metal spoon. Now the creamer is in little individual tubs and …

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Simon and Harrison

Their voices blend so well together. It’s obvious they know a thing or two about harmony.

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Jones and Joplin

I don’t think they’re smiling for the cameras, I think these are two musical soulmates who found someone to play with.

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Ringo and Friend

In every picture of Ringo from the 70s, he looks like he’s fighting not to cry.

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