Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Just checking

While we're thinking about the last twenty years of a person's life and what it all means and so much that changes — I just wanted to make sure — you do know this song, yes?

I mean, it would be such a crying shame to spend all these years on planet Earth, and be born and live and die without having the chance to hear it.

This song is very definitely one of the things I came to Earth to experience. I heard it first when I was about eleven or twelve, a year or two after it was first aired. I was transfixed. Delighted. I've been listening to it ever since. Our friend Carien from the Netherlands refers to our family as Group W entirely as a result of the song.

It was a true story.


Rapunzel said...

Their case was indeed an example to many!!!!!!!
I just love Arlo Guthrie, albeit from afar.
so talented, yet there's no nonsense about him.

thanks for sharing this!!

Pen Wilcock said...



BLD in MT said...

I listened to this on vinyl with my Dad as a kiddo. I, too, was thrilled and mesmerized by it. It was so funny and folksy and so unlike any other song I'd heard. Plus, I've always had peacenik tendencies, even as a wee one. I own a copy of it now on vinyl myself, though not my dad's copy, sadly. I didn't know it was a true story. I'll have to share that clipping with my dad.

Pen Wilcock said...

"Peacenik tendencies" — yes, that's you!! x