Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Reason to Believe

The midnight/morning jukebox selection was "Reason to Believe." I thought when I'd played it a few times, I might know what its message was intended to be. Other than the abundantly obvious, there seems no answer. We are all adrift in time and space, trying to shuffle pain into the airlock, hoping for passengers to keep us company and help defray costs.
Details of the much too short life of Tim Hardin, including artists who covered his songs.  Among them, Nico, on her debut album.

Another version, referred to on YouTube under the Tim Hardin video, from the Youngbloods.  And group leader, Jesse Colin Young, whose face still says 1970s to me as almost no other can.  Can't explain it, don't need to.


Kerry O'Gorman said...

I always loved Tim Hardins version more than Rod Stewarts. Tim's was so much more aching in the heart than Rod. AAHH! Jesse Colin Young...hippy days in the woods!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Kerry - Me, too. Tim Hardin, first choice. Like no one quite sings Townes Van Zandt the way he does, no matter how great they are. And hippy days in the hills and especially at the beach - 5 glorious years in the heart of the 70s living on the beach. Boy, talk about another life. xo

beth coyote said...

Another life, right????

Another beautiful song from that era. Is it an era? Our era? Sheesh.

X Beth

Marylinn Kelly said...

Beth - Yes, another life, one among so many other lives. How is that possible? Yes, it was/is our era, its music part of our core beings. I think how misshapen I would be without the songs. xo