Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lad Leaving Past



I am 22 then

Roz, my second cousin, a social worker boss

Old school leftist

Her husband at home has gone deranged

And calls me 'hippie'

She matronizes him

Treats him as the child he's now

There's nothing I can say that changes anything


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4 comments:

  1. What a great photo. A good take on the passage of time - we thought we were all so hip (and we were); now those images seem both nostalgic and alien.

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  2. Chris,

    Yeah. You'll remember the album cover, the album, the time, the right tone they set for a moment.

    Nostalgic, alien, and -- well, what was thought 'revolutionary' turned out to be weak tea, only irritating to wake up big, reactionary giants.

    (Sorry it turned out that way).

    Trulyfool

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  3. So many hippies either became 'suits' or still languish in that time frame... waiting. Either way, much is lost.

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  4. Cher,

    I think I noticed a C,S,and N reference very recently on your blog, which probably catalyzed this.

    'Hippiedom' carried a fey doom around itself from the start. The Joni Mitchell "Woodstock", when I listen to it now, isn't at all joyous, but wistfully hopeful -- and by implication naive. (Have I said that already?)

    I'm not sure whether it's me or 'The Gen', but by contrast to earlier American history, our time is one of pessimism.

    Trulyfool

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