Please excuse the repetition. I just love this picture -- the little yellow house, the sky, the feeling.
I'm hooked on this feeling.
Happy Birthday, BJ Thomas!! I feel so warm and fuzzy when I hear his songs on the radio. "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" was the accompanying 45RPM to The 5th Dimension's "The Age of Aquarius" LP and my own big-girl record player for Christmas 1969... or '70. Such an amazing time -- a very tumultuous time in my life, and sometimes just plain fuzzy, but somehow not unhappy. And oh my god, the music...
The Cowsills, The Monkeys, The Beatles, The Doors, The Turtles, The Who, The Temptations, The Kinks, The Youngbloods, The Byrds, The Band, The Archies, The Rolling Stones, The Moody Blues, The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5.
Simon & Garfunkel, Zager & Evans, Jay & The Americans, Sly & The Family Stone, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, Tommy James & The Shondells, Diana Ross & The Supremes.
Crosby, Stills & Nash. Blood, Sweat & Tears.
Cream, Oliver, Elvis, Chicago, Donovan.
Led Zeppelin, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Dionne Warwick, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Tommy Roe, Neil Diamond, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan.
I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played it 'til my fingers bled
It was the summer of '69
"Summer of '69," Bryan Adams and Jim Vallance
There you go. You ought to be able to think of something to happily hum your way through the rest of the day. Make it happy!