Listen Like it’s 1973

I grew up in the  ‘60s and ‘70s and believe this is one of the greatest periods in the history of music. These were the decades of classic rock, folk music and singer/songwriters. As I write this post I hear Bob Dylan’s The Times They Are a Changin’ in the background. Who could have known in 1965 it would prove to be so prophetic. I grew up listening to bands like the Beatles, Crosby Stills and Nash, and the Eagles; and singer/songwriters like James Taylor and Jackson Browne.

The music during this time was incredible, but I am most grateful for how we listened to it.  Music was a shared experience that required active participation. When we were not home listening to music we were at the record store. This was a great place to hang out, listen to new releases and talk with employees and other customers. We had to listen to a song multiple times to really get to know it in intimate detail. One time we would focus on the lyrics, the next time we would listen to the bass line, percussion, lead guitar, etc..  We researched the biographies of our beloved artists and the meaning behind our favorite songs. Perhaps most importantly, we found great joy sharing our findings with each other. That’s why I’m starting this blog. I have no experience with blogs and don’t know where we will go, but I am excited to embark on this journey. I hope you will join me. Comments are encouraged.

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