Posted by Butch on September 18, 2000 at 01:44:54:
In Reply to: For Butch posted by Magnolia Mary on September 16, 2000 at 13:11:26:
LIAM EGAN !!!! how COULD you be mistaken!.
Why sure was'nt i just sayin to "Rafferty" the other day ( medium.ether .ie) is'nt it a pity you can't find a decent poet, or a wee bit o' rhyme around, and wait till you hear what passes for poetry nowadays and i played him some rap and i swear if he did'nt turn over in his grave!
The sixties were defined by the horror and tragedy of the Vietnam war.The music and culture it spawned spoke to a generation of young people (us)weary of war,As our parents reflected upon us and their parents of civil war both Irish and American , The Great War . W>W.2, Korean war ,(Mash.) Vietnam (cambodia).The dark side portrayed in "Apocalypse Now" Francis Ford Coppella's brilliant and haunting depiction of the "asian war", music by the "Doors" and "The Rolling Stones" . "Gimme Shelter" the movie documentary about the concert at Altamount in California .The other side of flower power as the flower withers and the petals bgan to fall. Over the rainbow there came the wonderfull Beatles,Bob Dylan, poet laureate of the sixties, The Beach Boys ,The Mammas and the Papas,. San Fransisco,blue sky, sunny weather, and oranges.
Martin Scorese the famed director filmed a concert by the "The Band" their final concert where they invited some of the finest muscians in the land to play (incl."Van The Man")it is not just a concert but a "Celebration" The members of the band are interviewed for THEIR thoughts on the sixties,and what comes across so eloquently is a brief history of that period, and the roots of "rock and roll!".A lyrical, presentation . It's on video. So get your best friends , some fine brew, a big barn , a big t.v., a BIG stereo,.Take some time off from reality,main st.,the kids,tell old man time to take a hike on a bike,put your red dress on cause we're goin out to nite! WE're Going To The HOP!!. Butch.
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