I was watching a documentary about Carole King and James Taylor. The Troubadour and folk music came into it. THe voice over said that after the craziness of the 60s people were ready to calm down.
And I thought about the 60s, because i grew up in the after eddies of it. And I remember the 70s. I was born in them, but the people I grew up around were still living the 70s.
In the 1960s they were so proud of what they had done. They say they stopped a war, and ran a bad president out of the white house.
I didn’t follow that part of the 60s. I followed the part where the landed on the moon. I got together with my friends and worked on technology. Me and my freinds–my computer freinds, email friends–we worked and made the internet. The dot coms exploded and then imploded. But what we built went on, and it’s still changing the world.
We didn’t stop a war. But maybe we are a little tired after the nineties…I wonder what music was supposed to pick us up?
I feel like I built something.
I think the 60s activists feel like they built something too. Or maybe they feel like they stopped something from being built.
What’s our legacy? What’s our anthology?