Oh, come on; you’ve become used to the slack-jawed posting habits by now, surely? It feels somehow appropriate to have had a month off, summering in Spain as we did. The ‘siesta’ has caught on at home, just as various regional governments look to end it on the Iberian peninsula.
Not in one town though. Ador, in Valencia, “enshrined” the siesta into a local by-law and the town closes down between 2 – 5pm. It does in this part of Derbyshire as well; not through the heat, just apathy toward the community.
Anyway, I like the cut of Don Joan Faus Vitòria jib, for holding onto his town’s heritage, paying respect to traditions. Too often in this life, we speed through with no care for the lessons of the past, be they political, social or whatever. Frequently, we take the bad ones and modernise them into a worse idea than they already were, whilst neglecting the good in a vague search for self-enrichment and aggrandisement which is ill-deserved.
We’re all guilty of it, the zealots for a cause often the worst offenders. Lifting our heads up from looking down, even for just the briefest of moments, to see what is around us, makes life worth living.
Anyway, enough of the brief lecture. This is the 1971 playlist that my older self thinks the younger me should have listened to. I didn’t care then; the Runaway Train was on Junior Choice which I remember religiously listening to.
Was it ‘Arnold the Dog’ on that show? I have a notion that was one of Blackburn’s ‘gimmicks’ as opposed to Ed ‘Stewpot’ Stewart? I’m sure his was “‘ello Darling” which for years I thought was Charlie Drake but it turns out, it was the voice of an 8 year-old child.
This is; usual proviso, if the playlist below doesn’t work, click here for the browser version. Enjoy.
|Isaac Hayes||Theme From Shaft|
|David Ruffin||It’s Gonna Take A Whole Lot Of Doin’|
|Faces||Stay With Me|
|The Isley Brothers||Ohio / Machine Gun|
|The Main Ingredient||Why Can’t We All Unite|
|Marvin Gaye||What’s Going On|
|The Rolling Stones||Brown Sugar|
|John Lee Hooker||Whiskey and Wimmen’|
|Booker T. & the M.G.’s||Melting Pot|
|Dion||The Stuff I Got|
|The Temptations||Ungena Za Ulimwengu (Unite The World)|
|Jimmy Webb||All Night Show|
|The Doors||Riders On The Storm|
|David Bowie||Song For Bob Dylan|
|T. Rex||Mambo Sun|
|Janis Joplin||Move Over|
|Al Green||Tired Of Being Alone|
|Sly & The Family Stone||Family Affair|
|Bobby Darin||Me & Mr. Hohner|
|The Who||Won’t Get Fooled Again|
|The Hollies||Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)|
|Stevie Wonder||Do Yourself A Favor|