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the best songs ever
Well, that's right gabrielle. But I guess we have to mention this one. It did make my top 400 list, though only at #352. But many folks agree; in fact, it was in the news today, because of a royalties suit claiming the opening riff was copied from "Taurus" by someone in the group Spirit (Led Zepp won the suit), and in the news report I heard someone cry "the best song ever." As late as 2011 it was voted the best song ever in a big survey. Nowadays, with young folks focused on Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Adele, Miley Cyrus, etc., I don't know if a classic rock song like this one would still be #1. It depends on who votes, I guess. It gets well over 100 million you tube views (I'm not sure because videos get taken off; this one was and then was re-posted), but we know today's popular favorites can get over a billion. I wrote an article about this song, because it is supposed to be esoteric. And I found that like my Bach fave, it corresponds to chakras and tarot cards (there's even a picture of a tarot card in the album). So yes, it's a significant, epic song. I presume you know which one I mean.... here tis





My article:
http://philosopherswheel.com/stairwaytoheaven.html
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

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Eric M
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(06-23-2016, 10:32 PM)Eric the Green Wrote: Well, that's right gabrielle. But I guess we have to mention this one. It did make my top 400 list, though only at #352. But many folks agree; in fact, it was in the news today, because of a royalties suit claiming the opening riff was copied from "Taurus" by someone in the group Spirit (Led Zepp won the suit), and in the news report I heard someone cry "the best song ever." As late as 2011 it was voted the best song ever in a big survey. Nowadays, with young folks focused on Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Adele, Miley Cyrus, etc., I don't know if a classic rock song like this one would still be #1. It depends on who votes, I guess. It gets well over 100 million you tube views (I'm not sure because videos get taken off; this one was and then was re-posted), but we know today's popular favorites can get over a billion. I wrote an article about this song, because it is supposed to be esoteric. And I found that like my Bach fave, it corresponds to chakras and tarot cards (there's even a picture of a tarot card in the album). So yes, it's a significant, epic song. I presume you know which one I mean.... here tis





My article:
http://philosopherswheel.com/stairwaytoheaven.html

Well i like it. But must admit i am more moved by the art. Such beautiful soft colours.
1984 Apollonian Civic
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And of course I have to post what One Direction and their writers and producers implied was the "best song ever," which is not called "Teenage Wasteland" but "Baba O'Riley." Why is it called that? Because Pete was inspired by author and guru Meher Baba, and the opening synth segment is patterned after the music of "minimalist" composer Terry Riley. It has gotten more exposure in recent years and is a Who favorite. Not in my top 100 though, but still on my list. Also a key song from Lifehouse, as well as the opening track on Who's Next (Won't get Fooled Again is the finale). An echo is found in Quadrophenia, in which Jimmy gets disillusioned with all his teenage idols and escapes to the sea to find his authentic grown-up spiritual self.



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You know, I don't think I care as much for Led Zeppelin as I used to. I guess I'm as tired of Stairway to Heaven as Galen is of Edmund Fitzgerald.
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(06-23-2016, 11:23 PM)gabrielle Wrote: You know, I don't think I care as much for Led Zeppelin as I used to. I guess I'm as tired of Stairway to Heaven as Galen is of Edmund Fitzgerald.

It certainly is not under-exposed, is it?

I was thinking of taking it off my top 400 list. But then I discovered its esoteric significance in more depth, so.... I like it again! I put it back just where it was.
"I close my eyes, and I can see a better day" -- Justin Bieber

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A tribute to the wise voters in the UK






lyrics Wrote:One morning I woke up and I new you were really gone.
A new day, a new way,
And new eyes to see the dawn.
Go your way
I'll go mine and carry on.
The sky is clearing and the night has cried enough
The sun he comes the world so often up.
Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on.
The fortunes of fables are able to sing a song,
Now witness the quickness with which we get along
To sing the blues, you've got to live the dues
And carry on.
Carry on love is coming,
Love is coming to us all.
Where are you going now my love?
Wher will you be tomorrow?

Will you bring me happiness?
Will you bring me sorrow?
Are the questons of a thousand dreams
What you do and what you see
Lover, can you talk to me?
Girl, when I was on my own
Chasing you down
Was it made you run
Tryin' your best just to get around
The question of a thousand dreams
What you do and what you see
Lover, can you talk to me?

Ah, yes, GB , she's shinin'g might bright on this glorious day.

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Man, it's been ages since playing some song to an event gave me goosebumps all over. Big Grin

12:01 CDT FRI, Jun 24 2016  AD , a new day, indeed!
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Carry on indeed; we'll have to make do after the Brit's extremely unwise decision.
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Song is Over, according to the video's poster, was to be the finale and end credits for Lifehouse. It turned out also to be the prelude. It's line at the end, "excepting one note, pure and easy...." is also the first line of Pure And Easy, as Who Came First followed Who's Next. It could also be quoting the opening song, meaning that the one eternal note persists despite the end of the Lifehouse story.

Recall the documentary on romanticism by Kenneth Clark called The Fallacies of Hope says that the artists of the romantic age (roughly 1790-1848) were "obsessed by this image of movement and escape" of the ocean or "the infinite sea." Song is Over shows that Pete Townshend and his buddies are romantic spirits like Byron, Turner, Wordsworth or Beethoven. The neo-romantic age of our 2T Awakening was expressed most fully in the music of The Who. As Clark said, we left the closed finite world and went to confront the infinite. Pete is a romantic spirit for our time.



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Awesome classic by Marvin Gaye





I liked everything he did, but for best songs ever, these also deserve mention

The follow up: Mercy Mercy Me (the ecology) (1971)
https://youtu.be/F5Kr1YB2cs4

Trouble Man (1973)
https://youtu.be/Usl-h5f-8W0
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Rags likes to post this one, but I also think it's one of the best songs ever. In the same vein as What's Going On, and from the same year, 1971. It was a very good year.



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This one has become more and more a favorite of mine through the years. Fleetwood Mac in 1971 included the late great Bob Welch, as well as Danny Kirwan. Here Bob shows how much the organ as well as the guitar was behind the music of the psychedelic Awakening. Especially in the instrumental climax, it's like Bach too. Also, the free and easy CA (and tropical) surf sound as well as sixties R&B are part of the mix. It's sexy, it's prophetic, it's grand, and its blissfully mystical. That's a great mix for me! I would have adjusted the lyrics though to say "you invent the future that you want to play" (original is want to face). And, "we are not the only ones" playing. "So, have faith!" Like Bach would say. It's one of my favorite games, and one of my favorite songs to play.



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Less grandiose than the title track above; the free and easy sound seascape is the core of this one from the album Future Games, by Danny Kirwan and Fleetwood Mac.





full album https://youtu.be/y9mLORp7_T4 (Woman of 1000 Years is track one)
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Some people say the Grateful Dead is the best band ever. My favorite by them is Playing in the Band from 1971. Here is Bob Weir's solo version:





What a long, strange trip it's been!
https://youtu.be/QuyaK0hGxWk

The Dead were known for their live act, and their vast community of followers, which when they went to a concert re-created the hippie love-in. They also played for the first acid tests in 1966 from which psychedelic concerts and later raves originated.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0V-hgkknlk
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(06-27-2016, 10:01 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: ...1971. It was a very good year.


Of course it was!  It was the year I was born!  Big Grin
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(06-27-2016, 09:57 AM)Eric the Green Wrote: Awesome classic by Marvin Gaye





I liked everything he did, but for best songs ever, these also deserve mention

The follow up: Mercy Mercy Me (the ecology) (1971)
https://youtu.be/F5Kr1YB2cs4

Trouble Man (1973)
https://youtu.be/Usl-h5f-8W0

Thumbs up to Marvin Gaye, also for this song:



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We're on 1971 now?  OK




And, it's 10:00 , do you know where your children are ?




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1971's in there. Big Grin  More awesome stuff from KSTP skips.
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One more from 1971. The Supremes without Diana, in a song which uses psychedelic phaser techniques to enhance their smooth, heart-opening soul sound. Nathan Jones, you've been gone too long.



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