Hey . . . All I Want is Just the Way it Used to Be – Post 34

Gavin Lakin Hey, Now: Screw you. I mean it. How did then become so inconsequential? All I want is just the way it used to be. Plaintive: from the French, plaintif (aggrieved, lamenting), plainte (lament, complaint); Adj: Sounding sorrowful, mournful or melancholic. Example: A Top Ten plaintive song from Bread, released in 1976, written by … Continue reading Hey . . . All I Want is Just the Way it Used to Be – Post 34

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Badminton Baseball, My Brother and Me by Gavin Lakin – Post 33

As he stood, knees slightly bent and arms at a fort-five-degree angle, the mesh racket was poised for the pitch. Winding up, I thought that some chin music would back him off the plate—which happened to be my lucky, well-oiled and broken-in little league catcher’s mitt. However, by design, the shuttlecock had its own particular … Continue reading Badminton Baseball, My Brother and Me by Gavin Lakin – Post 33

In Between What Might Have Been and What Has Come to Pass – Post 32 by Gavin Lakin

Time. The word begs for sagacious commentary, but like most of you I'm exasperated, exhausted, spent. Therefore, music and lyrics will speak for me. As 2018 closes down for good, travel back over forty years ago to my '70s playlist to wash out all the bitter tastes of a most desultory year. Times were not … Continue reading In Between What Might Have Been and What Has Come to Pass – Post 32 by Gavin Lakin

The Hits Keep Coming!

All time here at seventiesology: 2,004 hits 369 followers   Thanks, one and all!   Gavin          

A Well-Deserved Rest by Gavin Lakin – Post 31

"We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don't allow our bodies to heal, and we don't allow our mind and hearts to heal." -Thích Nhat Hanh After thirty posts and seventeen months, I am following the famed Vietnamese peace activist and Buddhist monk’s advice. For the … Continue reading A Well-Deserved Rest by Gavin Lakin – Post 31

Summer Vacation by Gavin Lakin – Post 30

Click here:  A soundtrack for your reading pleasure. “I share my name with an aerobatic bird that can whiz across a whole summer sky in seconds. A swift is so equipped for speed that it can scarcely cope with being stationary.” -Graham Swift What I Did . . . Upon returning to school, tepid heat … Continue reading Summer Vacation by Gavin Lakin – Post 30

When Songs Were Instrumental in My Life by Gavin Lakin – Post 29

“I realized a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.” -Carlos Santana Whether a philharmonic symphony in a concert hall, or the street musician on a cold slab of concrete playing “real good for free,” instrumental music has … Continue reading When Songs Were Instrumental in My Life by Gavin Lakin – Post 29