Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Times, They Are A'Changin'

Wowsah. I had a wild, whacko, wonderful dream early this morning where I accompanied this guy(?) back in time to the campus of UC Berkeley, where I was experiencing the music of the day first-hand from the 1970s and then, apparently in another time warp, during the 1960s...

We walked all over campus as The Beatles (I remember hearing "Love Me Do"), Franke Valli, The Beach Boys and psychedlic rock n'roll played. I was laughing that some of the songs sounded like today's lite rock and oldies, but in context, they all blended together, with anti-establishment messages. And music was everywhere, playing on campus, in every setting, as students listened to the songs and reacted to them.

My host took me all over the school, where I was amazed to see co-eds in the gymnasium drinking Pepsi in bottles and professors smoking cigarettes in the classroom. I went into the school's bookstore and looked through the stacks of albums being sold... and into a big auditorium and observed the hairstyles and fashion... and ended up with this fantastic cultural experience... like a movie, except I was in it. And I was young... their age...

So groovy, man! What a bummer to wake up. *