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Thread #77597 Message #1391021
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
28-Jan-05 - 04:29 AM
Thread Name: If You Were There...The Sixties
Subject: RE: If You Were There...The Sixties
Saw chris Smither last night and he played Desolation Row. It was a song I'd not listened to for a while. he left out the verse about TS Eliot and Ezra Pound - not sure why. Perhaps he likes old toilets or uncle ezra, or perhaps its calypso singers, who knows.
Anyway it really tore me up - reminded me of how unhappy I was at 19.
And how personally I took the lyrics - quite without the use of mind enhancing chemicals.
far from keeping us together . I think the music polarised us. It was us against them . My generation, right or wrong, and we were bloody sure we were right. Us against the straights and blue meanies.
actually we were probably right.
all the best
Big Al Whittle