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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Prosthetic Reverie
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From: marcegoodman Date: July 25th, 2008 07:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Although it's improbable that I would have heard "Today" anytime at all during the Sixties let alone in 1967 proper, that song along with the Youngblood's "Get Together"(which I was likely to have heard thanks to its use in a television public service announcement by the National Conference of Christians and Jews) evoke that time more powerfully than any others.

"Today" and "Embryonic Journey" were used to great effect in Tony Goldwyn's A Walk On The Moon which itself was a fine evocation.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: July 25th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I loved that film!

Yes, "Today" is very evocative of the time. So is "Coming Back To Me," the next track. I think I may like that one even better. It reminds me of Pears Before Nation's One Nation Underground but is more musically satisfying.

There's a sound in a lot of the Summer of Love slow songs that derives not just from the flutes, but they way they are recorded, that I like to think of as "filmstrip" music. That is, they remind me of the inevitably distorted musical accompaniment to the spoken word instructional material put on a cassette for classroom use.
From: marcegoodman Date: July 25th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Yes, similarly evocative and definitely reminiscent of Pearls Before Swine. I think the use of "Today" in AWOTM concretized a certain association very powerfully for me and so it has a slight edge in my mind. This was definitely the "filmstrip" era for me. I only wish I had as keen a memory for such aesthetic details as you!
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