Jackie's New Album "Two Hearts" (est.) March 2017 Jan 28, 2017 12:02:45 GMT
Post by 0 on Jan 28, 2017 12:02:45 GMT
I agree. But one of the wonderful things about many songs is how profound their message can be. The longer I've lived and the more I've experienced; struggled with or enjoyed its blessings, the more I've realized how in-tune song writers and singers can be with life and its realities. Often much more so than philosophers and psychologists and religious leaders. There's a beautiful song I've only recently rediscovered from the 50s by a very gifted artist named Earl Grant. When I was growing up with Rock n Roll at its very beginning (yes I'm that old), this was one of the songs I heard and didn't like. It wasn't Little Richard or The Coasters. But hearing it and Earl Grant's rendition of it today .... wow. It begins ... "At the end of a rainbow, you'll find a pot of gold. At the end of a story, you'll find it's all been told." That last line ..... so simply and profoundly true. The troubles of youth are inevitable. For every generation ..... the story is retold and relived near always the same way. When I was growing up in the thought-to-be idyllic 50s .... gangs, juvenile delinquency and unwed pregnancies were huge and confounding issues for society. In my Catholic school, both elementary and high school it was booze and smoking, fist fighting and unwed pregnancies. It was a tough place to go to school despite its being run by nuns and a priest .... a tough as nails retired Marine Corp chaplain. Here's that profoundly beautiful song by the incomparable Earl Grant. A Jackie song if I've ever heard one.
This society of youths not need songs of deepness or sadness , in fact they need up lifting , YES like GO TIME , the Beatles went deep enough and how did they do ?? , this society is drug invested beyond belief with tons of addicted young people overdosing and killing them selves , READ the numbers and see the HOLE , FACTS ARE FACTS not ENVISION