Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Quote du Jour: Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

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In her memoir And a Voice to Sing With, Joan Baez succinctily sums up the residuals of her affair with Bob Dylan and of that period known as "the 'Sixties:

Even now, in the the 1980s, "Farewell, Angelina," a beautiful little love song laced with cockeyed imagery, is enough to transport a festival audience of forty thousand people in France back to the meaningful days of the sixties, and to give them a sense of empowerment, because for a few minutes they can become a part of a dream from the years when "everything was happening," life seemed to have a purpose, and everyone made a difference. And that, dear Bob, is not fuckin' bad.

We thought we could sit forever and fun, but our chances really was a million to one.
xxxxx~ "Bob Dylan's Dream"
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Update: check out how beautiful Joan is here, in a live clip that unfortunately truncates the song.
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2 comments:

Mad said...

Oh yeah? Well my generation had anthems too, you know!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXu6QmxpJE

Okay ... not REALLY an athem ... (cough, cough) ...

Of course, we jumped the shark when Kelsey Grammar quoted this song on "Cheers" ...

Rodak said...

I actually prefer "Whip It."