2.3.59 The Moment I Knew Disillusionment's As Sure as Death

1936-1959

LUBBOCK, TEXAS....CLEAR LAKE, IOWA

Rave on, rave on and tell me,
Tell me, not to be lonely,
Tell me you love me only,
Rave on to me.
-- B.H.

The three men I admire most,
The Father, Son, & The Holy Ghost,
They took the Last Train for the Coast,
The Day The Music Died.
-- D.M.

^ ^^^

(If you've ever come across four short lines that so swiftly and beautifully and horribly nail the moment in youth when we know that disillusion's as irrevocable and as sure as death, you'll tell me what those lines are.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8pxBJErDuM    (1959 Studio Session)
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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 10:30am

Rave On, Buddy.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 11:12am

I always can count on you to share a (thoughtful) contrarian view. ;)  Thank you!

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 11:22am

not at all!

Comment by koshersalaami on February 3, 2018 at 11:43am

What, you don’t like Starry Starry Night? How could anyone not like it? “Sappy bullshit” is completely apt. 

Not old enough to be a Buddy Holly fan. I was four when he died. Not an Elvis fan either. I don’t tend to love rock from before my time. Other genres, sure. 

Comment by Anna Herrington on February 3, 2018 at 12:13pm

Written by a true lover of Doo Wop.....

: )

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 12:23pm

:)

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on February 3, 2018 at 1:20pm

As to Vincent I agree wholly, FM. 

By my lights, neither BH nor DM did DooWop...but, of course, no one need agree. And I do, yes. love old R&B, as well as Jump-Gospel.

Comment by Boanerges on February 3, 2018 at 2:43pm

This is what we need -- a good music thread. It's been a while.

I was more a rockabilly kid than anything else -- at the time. I suppose Holly and the Crickets might have slid in there (and "Rave On" is a classic), but I always thought they didn't have the edge I was looking for. Then I ran face-first into folkrock and protest music, and was never the same again. I could do a post on just my Top 10 anti-war songs. (Hello, Phil Ochs, Barry McGuire, Bob Dylan, Harry Chapin, PF Sloan, CSNY, Byrds, Seeger, Springsteen, etc.)

I don't mind McLean at all, and there's a lot of good writing and musicianship in his work. Do I listen to it all the time? Not hardly.

Comment by J.P. Hart on February 3, 2018 at 3:41pm

Even in this day and age an educator colleague reports that he's 'sick and tired' of seeing poor kids wearing oven mits to and from school in this rustbelt weather.

Started mine own song earlier. Only got down: French biki and martini...

Often there's a whole lotta shakin' somewhere: 'harmful side effects'.  Right now, this cocahyphencola seems to yearn for a taste of Malibu rim I meant to type rum. IknowIknow...all things in mediation! I've garnered great (pretty damn good) mileage on my Crossfire, packed light you know, here in the Minnesota darkness rollin up to the Game. I may sidetrack to the Mall of America for eye drops and postcards and more good Our Salon reads. Lyric wise, o yeah Iamon the lookout for that gal who sang the blues. Now if I could only flip channels from these visuals of Adlai Stevenson's hole in his sole. Maybe take in an old time movie; or amI yust hankering for Good 'n Plenties like like: milk and honies?

Comment by Tom Cordle on February 5, 2018 at 3:54pm

So I take it you don't subscribe to the notion that "I guess it doesn't matter anymore".

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