2011-05-09

Music: Hot August Night & Sounds of Silence

This album made me love Neil Diamond:

"Song, she sang to me, song she brang to me,
Words that rang in me, rhyme that sprang from me warmed the night.
And what was right became me.
You are the sun, I am the moon,
You are the words, I am the tune, play me."
~Neil Diamond (Play Me)


Thursday August 24, 1972. A hot, sultry summer night, in California they call it earthquake weather, with the air hanging heavy over the open, glistening shell of the Greek Theater, over 4500 people comfortable on the board seats, over the countless others, the "tree people," clamboring up the mountain and into the surrounding trees, casting eerie shadows against the walls, anything to have a glimpse of the stage and of the man who will fill it.


"This Columbia high fidelity monaural recording is scientifically designed to play with the highest quality of reproduction on the phonograph of your choice, new or old. If you are the owner of a newer stereophonic system, this record will play with even more brilliant true-to-life fidelity. In short, you can purchase this record with no fear of it's becoming obsolete in the future."



"And so you see I have come to doubt
All that once held as true;
I stand alone without beliefs,
The only truth I know is you."

~Kathy's Song

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