Deep Nostalgia

Since we are on the topic of Music of My Childhood, since I have been hit with yet another Distasteful Project at work which distracts me yet further from the True Purpose of my job, and since I always did approve of Gracie Slick, we might as well let the Jefferson Airplane sing:

You are the crown of creation
You are the crown of creation
and you’ve got no place to go.

Soon you’ll attain the stability you strive for
in the only way that it’s granted
in a place among the fossils of our time.

In loyalty to their kind
they cannot tolerate our minds.
In loyalty to our kind
we cannot tolerate their obstruction.

Life is change
How it differs from the rocks
I’ve seen their ways too often for my liking
New worlds to gain
My life is to survive
and be alive
for you.

Naturally, there is a YouTube video of this song. To see it, you must also put up with Ed Sullivan (of all people), and the sound is not the best. Nevertheless…


7 thoughts on “Deep Nostalgia

  1. everyone needs to wax nostalgic once in awhile- to a time in our minds that we believe to be simpler. it’s cathartic. 🙂

  2. I did not recognize that song. I was only five in 68. I noticed that long before MTV Ed Sullivan was trying to make their own sort of videos. Did you see the background images. LOL!

    Has youtube been taking days before a video shows up in your blog? It has for me. I posted one about the visa check card yesterday that still has not shown up.

  3. I was 11! I attended a psychedelic light show in San Francisco, and saw the film Monterey Pop when it premiered! In the summer of 1967, we stayed at my aunt’s house in SF. My brother cried when my father suggested they go down to Haight Street (the nearest business street) for a haircut. “I don’t want to have my hair cut by a hippie!”

    YouTube, taking days, yes. You mentioned this before and it was a relief, I thought it was only messing up for me. I also think it has installed some spyware – I’m not sure it’s YouTube, but that’s one of the few sites with advertising on it that I go to. I just ran spybotsnd (spy bot search and destroy) and it found 48 pieces of spyware, all of which have appeared in the last week, since I started surfing YouTube in administrator mode (the only mode in which it will play music right now).

    [Normally I only surf in user mode, with further safety features enabled. However, this week, due to YouTube troubles and the extreme necessity of rebellious rock music for this ridiculous few days, I decided I’d do the blog and YouTube in admin mode, with javascript on – and look what it got me! Beware, beware! ;-)]

  4. Believe it or not, I was in San Francisco in 1970 and I was barely aware of The Airplane. I was a very busy girl back then–writing, pasting up newspapers, protesting at demostrations, dancing barefoot in the park to Santana. My one serious regret: turning down an opportunity to be in the studio for a live radio broadcast of Eric Clapton performing. There were only seats for 50. I could have gone, but declined. I didn’t know who he was. And there was SO much music in SF in those days. And some of us were pretty active 24-7.

  5. Cool, CS! I missed most of the SF music scene of that time, being underage and subsequently, underfunded. 😉 Wish I hadn’t!

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