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Offline Sassafras

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Blowin in the Wind
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:07:42 am »
I know that Bob Dylan wrote this song, but Peter, Paul, and Mary sang this song and... well, you just have to hear it for yourself.





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Re: Blowin in the Wind
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2010, 11:15:55 am »

I commented to Sass that the protest songs of the 60's taught my generation more about war and the need for detente and discussion than any history class I ever took.  This song along with "Where have all the flowers gone...", "The times they are a changin'... and many others warned us about the insanity and mindlessness of war and its continuous cycle, generation after generation.  If you have a minute to spare in your life, I would go to You Tube and punch in Peter, Paul and Mary, listen and follow the threads on the right side of your screen into a series of protest and folk style songs that should uplift you and maybe even bring a tear or two to your cheeks.

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Re: Blowin in the Wind
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010, 01:35:01 pm »
For me it was CSNY. Here's one example.

In an upstairs room in Blackpool
By the side of a northern sea
The army had my father
And my mother was having me
Military Madness was killing my country
Solitary Sadness comes over me
After the school was over and I moved
To the other side
I found another country but I never
Lost my pride
Military Madness was killing the country
Solitary sadness creeps over me
And after the wars are over
And the body count is finally filed
I hope that The Man discovers
What’s driving the people wild
Military madness is killing your country
So much sadness, between you and me
War, War, War, War, War, War
The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
We are the ones we've been waiting for.
A Hopi elder speaks.

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Re: Blowin in the Wind
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010, 01:53:53 pm »
 This song "Ohio" was, and is my all time number one. Again CSNY. Never forget Kent State.

Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'.
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin'.
Four dead in Ohio.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are gunning us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na.

Gotta get down to it.
Soldiers are cutting us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew her and
Found her dead on the ground?
How can you run when you know?

Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin'.
We're finally on our own.
This summer I hear the drummin'.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.
Four dead in Ohio.



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We are the ones we've been waiting for.
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Re: Blowin in the Wind
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2010, 11:34:52 pm »
Some trivia about the Kent State Massacre;

Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale, founding members of DEVO, also attended Kent State at the time of the shootings. Casale was reportedly "standing about 15 feet (4.6 m) away" from Allison Krause when she was shot, and was friends with her and another one of the students who were killed. The shootings were the transformative moment for the band, which became less of a pure joke and more a vehicle for social critique (albeit with a blackly humorous bent).

The name "Devo" comes "from their concept of 'de-evolution' - the idea that instead of evolving, mankind has actually regressed, as evidenced by the dysfunction and herd mentality of American society."[2] This idea was developed as a joke by Kent State University art students Gerald Casale and Bob Lewis  as early as the late 1960s. Casale and Lewis created a number of satirical art pieces in a devolution vein. At this time, Casale had also performed with the local band 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band). They met Mark Mothersbaugh around 1970, who introduced them to the pamphlet "Jocko Homo Heavenbound",[3] which includes an illustration of a winged devil labeled "D-EVOLUTION" and would later inspire the song "Jocko Homo". However, the "joke" became serious, following the Kent State shootings of May 4, 1970. This event would be cited multiple times as the impetus for forming the band Devo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo#Early_years

Bet ya'll didn't know that if there had never been a Kent State Massacre, the band DEVO would never have been.