It's been awhile since I've felt like writing, since asshole is gone, but here goes.
I have been sitting here with a good buzz going while listening to music, after having had a conversation tonight about old country music and the artists who performed it.
Well anyway, I decided to listen to Woodie Guthrie' and Roy Orbison. Big mistake but wonderful experience. As I listen to them, I am actually learning more of the lyrics as compared to the time that they were written. The historical aspect is amazing. Being the age i am, with the depression and dust bowls I can place the time and desperation of the period. I can also visualize what these people were going through.
I don't know about you, but I can visualize each singers life from their music.
You see, I was born in 1947, so of course I was raised on fifties and sixties music, But put that in contrast to the music from the twenties and early thirties. We had it made, we were born into prosperity. They, they had nothing but the clothes on their backs. Yet they lived history through their music. And if you listen, really listen, you will hear their existence in a very different way.
I listen to these wonderful voices and realize that most are already dead, yet their voices carry on. Can you imagine having a legacy like that?
Getting back to the history aspect, listen to the music and discover a different period of life. Listen to today's music and it reveals little except this time period is brutal. Yet somewhere down the road, someone will listen and say to themselves " those people didn't think they were going to survive". Well we will survive and flourish.
There's a new Sheriff in town and he's taking prisoners!
Have a great day and cherish those that you love and love you, we're only here for a short period.
Love to all.