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Questions for Mother

Today’s waltz is a lovely song from The Wall, the one that gives us the heart of why a wall had to be built in the first place.

Now this piece is not entirely in triple metre, but the chorus is. Another song thought of as a waltz, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, has the same condition where portions of it are in waltz time and portions are not.

To me, the graceful nature of waltzes permeates all of this song. And that’s enough for me.

Soldiers of Peace

CSN got together with Y once more in the tail end of the Reagan administration to make an album called American Dream.  Just as the Rethuglicans were finishing up Act I of wiping their asses with the American Dream.

David Crosby said some derogatory things about this album but I like it, and I especially like this waltz-anthem.

Lather

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

Who says it has to be this way?

Rum Tale

Indeed, this sounds like it’s from the 1910’s or so.   A “rum tale” is what Arsenio Hall might call, a story that makes you go Hmmm….

It’s Procul Harum, who also brought us this:

and in fact, they debuted with this eternal earworm:

Strong.

Last Waltz

Martin Scorsese’s The Last Waltz is a masterpiece of a concert movie.  Every performance is jaw-dropping.  As a movie-watching experience, with all the great performances end-to-end… it’s a drug-free high.

When I hear this short waltz that opens and closes the movie, it’s enough to put me in a good mood. Maybe I should make it my ringtone?

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