chomiji: Sai, the courtly, go-playing Heian ghost, playing a flute - from Hikaru no Go (Sai - music)
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So RL has been kicking my ass, and I haven't wanted to post about it because I feel that would be whining (especially in comparison with what others are going though). Instead, I'm going to try a meme. [personal profile] scribblemoose has been doing this, and it's something I'd thought of doing myself, on and off, for years.

I grew up with my parents' music and what I heard in public and religious school: Broadway, light classics, some modern folk and Americana ("Roll On Columbia"), Jewish folk music and traditional liturgical music. About two thirds of the way through grade school, I suddenly became aware of pop music. It was the middle of the 1960s, and the first record I ever asked for by name was the Beatles' album Help. Here's the title track, with its lively melody and delivery at odds with its subject matter, a contrast that appealed to me even at age 8:

Date: 2015-11-22 02:40 am (UTC)
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My youth, oh my youth.

Though- because every year at that age is a decade- Help! feels much later than the early Beatles I cut my teeth on- Love, love me do, She Loves You, Hard Day's Night... Days of '64, I can almost feel the air of it again.

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