I've watched the infomercial for the Flower Power: Music
of the Love Generation box set hosted by Peter Fonda and Sheli
Sanders numerous times late at night. I love the
classic hits from the 60's & 70's and this box set contains 10 CDs
(with a total of 175 songs) worth of ear candy.
I've been pining away for this collection for months. Well, I
finally ordered it today and got a fantastic deal. TimeLife.com sells it direct
for $149.95, but you can get it at Amazon (via one of its sellers,
Sound and Vision Planet) for only $96.98. I applied $75 worth of
reward certificates and knocked the price down to only $25!
I first learned of singer-songwriter Holly
McNarland thru the Lilith
Fair music festival. I've listened to her album, Stuff,
countless times and it's become one of my all-time favorites. But it
remains the only album I have of hers as I've never gotten around to
locating the rest of her discography.
You may have noticed (but mostly likely not) that I've been
updating all the pics on the individual lyrics pages of my favorite
songs. I've rummaged through the depths of YouTube looking for
music videos to create the collages. In doing so, I found the music
video for Holly's "Beautiful Blue." This song is a
revelation and as the title suggests, it is indeed beautiful. I heard she'd gone
to a softer sound and this song is evidence of that, but it doesn't
matter that it lacks the hard edge of Stuff. Take a
listen and immerse yourself in Holly's brilliance.
And here's a 2003 live performance! I love how Holly places her hand
over abdomen as if she's straining during the louder passages.
If you want to save these files, go to their respective YouTube
pages and copy the URLs, then paste them into KeepVid
and save them as High Quality mp4's.