Sunday, February 10, 2008
It was The Age of Aquarius and "Let The Sunshine In" by
The Fifth Dimension held the number one position on the
U. S. Billboard charts for six weeks in 1969.
This song was based on the astrological belief that the world would be entering a new age of love, light and humanity.
"Let The Sunshine In" is the title of today's blog, 'cause I am thrilled to tell you that there was sunshine actually streaming in my window today!!
In my section of the country we haven't seen the the Sun in what seems like forever, and I would imagine that those that suffer from (SAD) Seasonal Affective Disorder, are going bonkers.
There are many songs that have been written about sunshine and the Sun, some happy and some sad, but the two that I want to share with you today are superb acoustical performances done by Taylor Hicks.
Just like the Sun, Taylor shines both vocally and instrumentally, I call it soulshine!
"Ain't No Sunshine" (originally written and sung by Bill Withers - 1971) and "Here Comes The Sun" (originally written and sung by George Harrison - 1969)
"Ain't No Sunshine"
video montage: by nemoesll
"Here Comes The Sun"
video capture by: Erin (elaine1154)
About "Here Comes The Sun"
With the dissolution of The Beatles in the works, they were required to spend day after day in meetings at Apple Headquarters.
When the meetings ended for the day, George was relieved to be finished, and glad to be outside, in the sun.
Having gone one day to visit his friend, Eric Clapton, while walking around his garden, basking in the sun, this song came to him, and through it, renewed optimism.
Sunshine is good medicine ...
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!