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RE: concert nostalgia and name-dropping
Best of all, little kids are digging the '66-'71 thang as well.
Possibly the first time in modern history that kids are genuinely enjoying
their parents' music!
"I think I heard "Third Stone From The Sun" in a supermarket this year."
You ever hear Dick Dale's version? Respectful and powerful.
> [Original Message]
> From: Warren Sirota <email@example.com>
> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
> Date: 12/21/2005 6:41:53 PM
> Subject: RE: concert nostalgia and name-dropping
> It's true, in many ways we "vintage" folks (you know who you are) were
> musically lucky.
> I am always amazed at the persistence of 60's (by which I mean
> 66-71) rock in the culture - in supermarkets, on oldies stations,
> I guess to a large extent that's a function of demographics (my
> g-g-g-generation is still the mongoose working it's way through the
> digestive system - take that metaphor in whatever way is most meaningful
> least disgusting to you), but I also think there was something unique
> the experimental nature of the music _and_ the media at that time (the
> days of FM rock radio were *so* much more expansive than anything you'll
> find outside of college stations today).
> But now - I might be mis-remembering (not so uncommon for me), but I
> heard "Third Stone From The Sun" in a supermarket this year. Not a muzak
> version - the original. And I'm sure I've heard stuff like Yes, etc.
> And then, of course, you have early-70s Who songs completely dominating
> themes and commercials today (I'm still waiting for someone to use
> I don't think *any* of these artists dreamed that they'd still be
> to 35-40 years later (or that the dessicated skins of the Rolling Stones
> would still be performing live). What a thing!
> Best wishes,
> Warren Sirota
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Luis Angulo [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:35 PM
> > To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
> > Subject: Now: concert nostalgia and name-dropping
> > man you guys were so lucky to have seen all those
> > people,its incredible how influencial they were and
> > still are i was too young in those times to see
> > them,when i listen to syd barret it still blows my
> > mind what he was doing!although i grew up with
> > eighties music once i discover the guitar i landed
> > listening to all of those cats and after that i
> > couldnīt listen to eighites music anymore in fact i
> > hated it and thought it was all plastic pop rubbish...
> > but lately i got a bit nostalgic seeing videos from
> > gary neuman "cars" (whose voice remainds me of syd)
> > thomas dolby and "let the good times roll" by the
> > cars,stray cats and thought well shit there were a
> > couple of cool cats back then as well;-)
> > cheers
> > luis
> > > incredible line up
> > > how long were the loops jaco was riding?
> > > [WS: ] they were only a couple of seconds long.
> > > were you at friday night in sanfrancisco...bro?
> > > [WS: ] Funny you should ask. actually, I *was*
> > > there. great show. were
> > > *you* there?
> > > that town has had some magic musical moments in
> > > time...
> > > did floyd do "the wall"on that tour?or was that LA &
> > > new york
> > > some good ole days for sure
> > >
> > > [WS: ] The only time I ever saw Floyd was pre-Wall;
> > > I was fortunate to also
> > > be at an equally incredible concert location - the
> > > State University of NY at
> > > Stony Brook, 1968-71 (well, I guess the greater NY
> > > area gets credit, since
> > > we frequently ventured into Manhattan for some other
> > > great show). Pink Floyd
> > > gave an incredible show, but also there were *so*
> > > many other highlights: the
> > > Allmans with Duane, Alvin Lee from 10 Years After
> > > leaving the stage soaked
> > > in sweat and tears of joy, Moby Grape nearly having
> > > a fistfight on stage (on
> > > the same bill with Procol Harum), the Jefferson
> > > Airplane at their peak
> > > (right before the Airplane dissolved into the
> > > Starship), the Who (with Moon)
> > > playing Tommy start to finish, Joe Cocker twice -
> > > with the Grease Band and
> > > the travelling circus known as Mad Dogs and
> > > Englishmen (both great), and my
> > > personal favorite of the entire period, Jorma
> > > Kaukonen and Jack Cassady
> > > playing acoustic (well, not Cassady) for 4 hours
> > > straight. I think most of
> > > these concerts were probably about $10 each for
> > > students. Unfortunately, I
> > > was there a year too late to see Hendrix (but I'd
> > > seen him the year before
> > > at what is now the tennis stadium in Flushing Meadow
> > > Park, with Janis
> > > opening - or vice versa. Same summer as the Doors
> > > and the Who on one bill).
> > > I also saw Zep with Bonham elsewhere in that park. I
> > > even saw Pentangle, one
> > > of my favorite and rarely-exposed groups, at
> > > Carnegie Hall in 71. I also saw
> > > Miles, playing with most of the "Bitches Brew" band,
> > > opening(!!!) for Neil
> > > Young solo at Carnegie (or was it Fillmore East?), a
> > > great concert all
> > > around. Whew!
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > www.luis-angulo.com
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