Delighted to report that there was only one that I had missed …. Tom Newman’s Faerie Symphony – which I found in full on YouTube for your delectation (if you like Horslips – give it a whirl) … and in fact only 3 that I don’t actually own ….
Tom Newman’s Faerie Symphony (hard to own if you have never heard of it)
Virginia’ Astley’s ‘From Gardens Where We Feel Secure’
Serge Gainsboro’s Histoire De Melody
[When I say ‘own’ … my vinyl collection needs to be checked – because I definitely do not have all of them in my CD/Digital collection – can someone check the vinyl for me – you KNOW who I am talking to ….
BTW – talking of Faerie’s – why oh why do the Enid get left out of all the lists …
We hope to achieve some kind of immortality through our work. The reality is that after we’re done creating, it’s all largely useless. The legacy we try to create is never what we actually create. Our ambition is much greater than the accomplishment.
I was only a year old when Gandhi was shot, so I don’t remember that one; but I was involved in both the civil rights and antiwar movements in North Carolina when Martin Luther King was gunned down in June 1968, and Bobby Kennedy a few days later.
I cannot overstate the senses of grief, despair and hopelessness that followed those two assassinations. (And of Malcolm X three years earlier. And again when Nixon got elected a few months later in ’68.)
Two things were clear to me at the time: that violence won, and that the civil rights and antiwar movements were set back decades by those events.
The photo above shows many ‘Millenials’ swarming around a septuagenarian. Issues are not driven by age, no more than your birth-date predicts your future. It is all about how you think, how you act and what you want and accept.