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Memories, like the corners of my mind…

… misty water-colored memories… of the way we were:

Readers can check out Beyond the Beat Generation for a streaming collection of “underground” music from the 60’s… It’s probably a bit much to suggest that “they’re all there,” but the reader will (if patient enough) hear ? and the Mysterians and The 13th Floor Elevators (with vocalist Roky Erkison, whose trademark screaming and yelping– the reader will hear it in in “You’re Gonna Miss Me”– inspired his friend Janis Joplin). There’s even some obscure early Kinks material… and lots and lots and lots more.

In all, a trip– a real trip– down memory lane.

As we try to find those tie-dyes, we might wish a well-considered birthday greeting to Lord Bertrand Russell, the mathematician, philosopher, activist, and Nobel laureate born on his date in 1872.

Russell once observed that “many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.”

Bertrand Russell

Russell in 1907

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May 18, 2008 at 1:08 am

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