Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Navigating the Time Stream-1 of 3: "A Piece" of the Past.

My old friend, T.C. Tahoe posted a request for an old original song of mine a couple of days ago in the comments section.

A friend from the past requesting a song from the past that's about the past. I couldn't pass it up.

You may have guessed from the subject of a lot of my posts, that I am a nostalgic person. Not the kind of nostalgic person who misses "80's hair bands" or disco or stone-washed jeans, though. Most people out there get nostalgic for things from their past, just because they can remember them, irregardless of whether they were good or not. I thought hair bands, disco and stone-washed jeans sucked back when they were new...why would I miss them now?

I get nostalgic for things from the past that I think were worthwhile (see the blogs subtitle) whether they happened during my lifetime or happened before I was born...I miss them.

Enough prattle, here's the song.

I love progress though. I love when things improve for the better. I just wish we could keep the good things from the past while we add the comfort and convenience of our advancements.

My MP3 player is chock full of music from the 1920's-2000's. My DVD/Blue-Ray collection has as many Marx Brothers and Busby Berkeley films of the 30's as it has THX enhanced/special effects/CGI features from the 1990's and 2000's as it has silent films of the 1910's and 1920's.

We don't have to give up the good things of the past as we move forward. We can pick and choose and leave behind the waste and keep what's worth keeping as we add new stuff to it.
"Pick It and Pack It" and have new good stuff. It's out there too.

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