Friday, January 14, 2005

Somebody To Love

"Spencer had a flow, a way of going, an impulsive power that was irresistible and unique. He was capable of creating a charming, loving rhythm machine for ecstatic dancing."

That's Grateful Dead drummer commenting on the death of Jefferson Airplane's Spencer Dryden. A lovely quote, I would say.

tnr opened up my ears to sounds such as Jefferson many years ago, for which I will be forever grateful.

I recall some stupid idiotic article I once read which argued that, because Jefferson never literally mentioned getting the troops out of Vietnam that this meant they weren't really "radical". I recall reading it, but not where or by whom. Needless to say, whoever it was is a real twat (probably some trot wanker)!


Blogger Jim said...

Whoohoo isn't the Reidski listening to some old shit! Magazine, followed by the greatest band ever to grace God's green earth! Scrub that last bit it isn't God's, its ours. Nevertheless, they might never have been as crass as to say troops out! But whaaaay back then they did everything else. Up against the Wall Motherfuckers! (How come Fatherfucker never made it into the vernacular?)Not only were they most politically sound band ever. They just sound good period. 'Ve been listening to Volunteers over the past few dayd and it is still standout. Eskimo Blue Day! Green shit 30 years ahead of its time ...............Learning Disability? Lather....Doesn't mean shit to a tree. Now I am really sad about Dryden, Best drummer ever, right band right titme and if you don't believe me listen to Spayre Change. "Me and the little lady went to Saint Tripe............"Sleeve notes from Volunteers, last looked at in 1970 something, stil remember the quotes so well. Steal this stuff if you can, they don't need the money any longer.

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Blogger Fredman said...

Greetings from Canada! Thanks for adding me to your links list. I have done likewise. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts. Cheers. :)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taking up your invitation to "talk about any old stuff", and changing the subject completely, I had to laugh this morning on the train, reading Annie Proulx's book 'That Old Ace in the Hole' and her phrase describing "the rat-infested warrens of the Internet, riddled with misinformation and chicanery". That's not the only bit that made me laugh, but it is the most relevant.

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