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Thread #76784 Message #1367087
Posted By: Metchosin
29-Dec-04 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: info pls: 60s music & spirituality
Subject: RE: info pls: 60s music & spirituality
We are starlight, we are golden and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden......
You didn't "get it" Guest; I was not referring to Hindu spirituality etc., IMO, that was more associated with the 70's despite George Harrison's inclinations. I'm inclined to agree with Art Theime, those of the 60s didn't go out on a spiritual quest, but searched for some philosophy or honesty to try to counteract the highly materialistic, conformity driven, hypocritical, sick, stifling culture of the 50's.....
And they're all made out of ticky tacky, and they all look just the same...
The first inkling that I had that I wasn't totally an oddball to feel so uncomfortable in my skin when I dared question stuff in the early 60's, was when I read Simone de Beauvoir's the Second Sex and Rachel Carson's Silent Spring and when I realized that the fallout shelter under the school which I attended, was only designated for local politicians and civil defense coordinators and that we, the young, the supposed light of the new generation, were considered expendable to fry above.
It was that kind of search and those kind of authors amongst others, that brought about a paradigm shift in the mentality of some and the music reflected it.
Each generation has it's own "stars", paradigm shifts and questions the previous generation and it is right and good.