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a mistake thread

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:30 pm
by Dayna
What should I do with that Hair thread? I think it was a mistake. I just kind of liked the particular song & thought it would make an interesting discussion. I didn't put much thought into the meaning of it what Adam said is right. There isn't much else that can be said about it. You could delete it if you want to.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:28 pm
by Adam Blake
Hey Dayna,
I was just having a little fun! You provoked a memory in me that I haven't thought about for years. As a result I have dug out the "Hair" album and have listened to it. I think there's a lot to be said about it, for anyone who's interested. Certainly for anyone who's interested in the social climate of entertainment in the late 60s it's fascinating to hear how "straight" Broadway tried to incorporate what it could clearly see was making the record industry a great deal of money, ie. the hippie psychedelic counter-culture phenomenon. With it's grafted on seriousness about the Vietnam war and its vague anti-establishment lyrics, it remains a very nervous and conservative confection - lots of little half-baked showtunes dressed up as rock songs. I think it's cute, but I'm perverse about things like that. It was a cause celebre at the time (people taking all their clothes off onstage was still quite something in the theatres of Broadway and the West End in 1968) and it's a little bit of history for those who are interested.

So please don't apologise and I'm sorry if I embarrassed you before.

All the best
Adam

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:33 pm
by Dayna
Adam,
It didn't embarrass me. It was funny going back & forth like that. I just was wanting to find something good to talk about with that & then I thought I could have done it in a better way. You didn't do anything wrong. This is really fun for me. I can think of some silly weird parodies to make out of that song.
I always have things in my mind to say & I just thought maybe there was something better to bring up with more to say.

Re. Dead Horses

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 4:53 pm
by Dayna
That makes me feel embarrassed. I put that there because it seemed like an interesting story at the time, but I could just delete it if you want. Maybe it was just interesting the day it happened. OK? Now it isn't.
Hugh Laurie is still there.