Monday, April 04, 2016

The Old Days Are Back

Donovan magically on tour again

9 comments:

Deb said...

What the heck is the meaning of the last line, "like the surviving Beatles, Donovan is still a believer [in the teachings of an Indian guru]"? As far as I know, neither Paul nor Ringo follows that path. Otoh, I love Donovan. I could listen to "Wear Your Love Like Heaven" on repeat all day.

Deb said...

Also, not sure if you posted this (I've been out-of-commission for a few days), but my husband just sent me this link, for obvious reasons:

http://sparkonit.com/2016/04/03/grammar-nazi-scientists-bad-news/?utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link

Don Coffin said...

I suspect a fondness for his music is some sort of weakness...but "Season of the Witch" is a masterpiece. And some of the others play frequently on my internal juke box.

Bill Crider said...

Thanks for the link, Deb.

I admit to a fondness for "Atlantis," myself.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I like all his songs, including not only the ones mentioned but the rest. And, of course, his son and namesake starred in the BLOB remake.

But I resent the implication that touring at 70 is some kind of bizarre achievement. What about Tony Bennett or the late B.B. King touring past 85?

Most of the people we see - like Dion this coming Saturday - are either approaching 70 or past it.

And keep off my lawn!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Dion is 76. Ronnie Spector (his opening act) is 72. Boz Scaggs (we're seeing him next week) is 71.

And don't get me started on the Happy Together tour.

Keith Richards is , what, 106?

Bill Crider said...

And how about Mick? Or Chubby Checker? Plenty of the old guys are still out there on the road. Willie Nelson should be mentioned, too.

Deb said...

Well, the original article is from Boing-Boing. Not to disparage, because I think it's a good site, but the commentarati there sometimes act surprised that everyone over the age of 35 is wearing orthopedic shoes and using a walker.

/Yes, my boomer bias is showing.

Deb said...

Isn't