Thursday, April 30, 2009

Some Odds and Ends today - Spring 2009

In the woods where many rivers run among the unbent hills
and Fields of our Childhood - where ricks and rainbows mix
in memory although our "fields" were streets
I see again those myriad mornings rise
when every living thing casts its shadow in eternity
and all day long the light like early morning
with its sharp shadows shadowing
a paradise that I had hardly dreamed of
nor hardly knew to think of this unshaved today 
with its derisive rooks that rise above dry trees
and caw and cry and question every other
spring and thing - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

from across the pond:

Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale is the most played song in 
public places in the past 75 years, according to a chart compiled for 
BBC Radio 2.

The song, with its distinctive organ riff, stayed at number one for 
six weeks in the UK in the summer of 1967.

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was at number two followed by All I Have To Do Is Dream by the Everly Brothers. There was no place in the top 10 for The Beatles.

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