Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Back in the day

Yet another entry into Stream of Consciousness Saturday, hosted at Linda Hill’s blog, but this week the prompt is from Pavowski. If you’d like to join in the festivities, click on the picture below.

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This week’s prompt: BACK

When I hear the prompt for the week, I immediately start flashing on the songs it brings to mind. This week is no different. Here are a couple by the Fab Four. First, one from the White Album.

And one from that last album, Let It Be. This is the studio/single version; the flip side was “You Know My Name, Look Up The Number.”

That’s Billy Preston on electric piano. By the end, Billy was like a fifth Beatle.

Ome more…

Most of us, I think, would like to be paperback writers, too. Or, almost fifty years later, Kindle writers, or Nook writers. Whatever.

Let’s change gears… something from my high school days, from Steely Dan.

Every once in a while, I wish I could go back forty-plus years and go back to high school, knowing what I know now. No doubt there are others who would. I think of all the stupid and borderline dangerous things I did in high school, and I would do anything to have those years back, knowing what I know now, except I know that the reason I know they’re stupid and dangerous is because I did them in the first place.

Speaking of which, remember the movie Back To The Future, with Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, etc.? Remember this over the credits at the end?

Remember Christian Bale talking about Huey Lewis and the News in American Psycho? That was a strange movie.

One more… from the Jimmy Castor Bunch…. 1972…

I just learned he did this one, too… 1966…

There I go, drifting all over the place again….

Seriously, you know what we have to get back to? Loving each other. Maybe that’s why I always want to return to the 60’s and 70’s. That was what it was all about. “All you need is love.” Remember that?

This world scares me. So much hate. Maybe it was always around, but I remember we used to try to at least be civil to one another. If you didn’t like someone, you left them alone. Treat others the way you wanted to be treated. The Golden Rule. Remember that? The most important people in your life were your family, your friends, your neighbors, the people you worked with, and the people you went to church with. They needed you, you were there. And strangers were just friends you hadn’t met yet.

You know? What happened to that?

St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, if everyone would sweep their own doorsteps, the whole world would be clean. You don’t have to change the world. You have enough work with the people around you. Take care of them.

You know, the way we used to, back in the day.

6 thoughts on “Stream of Consciousness Saturday: Back in the day

  1. You know me. I love the Beatles. šŸ™‚ I had forgotten about Troglodyte! I played that and laughed so hard. Sometimes I miss the old days, too. This world IS scary, especially when school age kids are shooting each other. I would love for things to go back to the way they were…as long as I can keep today’s technology!

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  2. John, I suspected you would come through with at least one Beatles reference šŸ™‚ I enjoyed the other songs, too, especially Huey Lewis and the News.

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