Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Talking 4th of July Blues with Antidote

The 4th of July is approaching.  Since 1970, it's been a day of vulnerability and bewilderment for me.  Difficult memories. Time to listen to this song again.  Thank you to my nephew, Lee, for introducing me to this song by The Lonely Forest, a band from Anacortes, Washington. 

"Toward true independence of the spirit"

"She speaks of the great kind spirit and doubt"


Nick said...

"Turn off this song, you can listen to it later." For me this IS later, and I'm glad I listened to it; now I'm going outside (in tears, it moved me so much). Thank you for letting me hear it.

am said...

Thank you for your comment, Nick. The song moves me in the way it moves you. I stayed off the internet on July 4, 5 and 6 (-:

Do you remember when I mentioned before that Anacortes is a city not far from Bellingham where many Croatian people settled? Now I'm wondering if any of the band members have Croatian heritage.

Update on "The Lonely Forest":

On May 22, 2014, the band announced the end of their musical career. Referencing their song Turn Off This Song and Go Outside, they made their farewell by telling their fans to "be well, be blessed and go outside".

Anonymous said...

Being English and waiting with bated breath for the arrival of the Tour de France here on 5th, I quite forgot about 4th July..

Like the song. I think I'll turn off this laptop and go outside. I can blog later. Seriously, they're quite right! I live in the country and I often get absorbed in what I'm doing. If I break off and do go outside, I wonder why I didn't do it hours earlier. It's a great feeling coming out of your little box to find you've your feet on the planet and the sky overhead.

am said...

Thanks for your comment, sackerson,

Yep. Feet on the ground. Looking up at the sky.