Wednesday, February 04, 2009



HAPPY Aquarian Birthday, Deb!

I have the feeling—no, make that the resolve—that this month the majority of my blog posts are going to be incidents and memories from my past.

For today I had planned to create a Coffeehouse featuring the Broadway play, HAIR. However, time has gotten away from me as other priorities, especially seeking transportation to the VA hospital tomorrow morning for an appointment I have been trying to arrange for 4 months, have taken precedence.

I saw HAIR on Broadway during college spring break of 1968. There are some out of the ordinary stories that go along with that spring break that I promise I shall share before this month is over.

For now, however, I shall simply share a few of my favorite songs from HAIR done by the original (1968) cast (the song Aquarius is the Song in my Mind at the top of the sidebar at right):


Manchester, England

Ain't Got No

Easy to Be Hard

Where Do I Go

Walking in Space

The Flesh Failures


  1. I'll have to come back and listen to the songs.

  2. I hope I get a chance to listen to these today. I love Hair.

  3. As I'm listening to these songs, it's so weird how music was back then with their little weird organ-piano music and funny pitches in their different. Thanks for the entertainment! I only saw the movie a couple of times with Ricki Lake, but never the play... For some reason, I couldn't bear watching John Travolta play the part... I don't know why, just couldn't...

    Thank you so much for the b-day wish!!! You're the best Nick!

  4. Gosh, that's some time back, Nick. I admit I remember it.

  5. Great Stuff! I Saw a 1971 Production London.The Songs Still Stand Today!

  6. There is some good music in that musical. Takes me right back...

    Hope your VA appointment goes well. Fingers crossed for you.

  7. China Girl: I hope you enjoy the music.

    Squirl: If you don’t get a chance to listen today, the songs will be up forever! I’ve been playing HAIR for the past 2 days.

    Deb: The movie, from my point of view, sucked. The play was grand! I hope your birthday celebration was grand, too.

    James Higham: Yes, it was a while back. I think the off-Broadway version opened in 1967.

  8. Akelamalu : I am so sorry you never got to see HAIR. The play is/was wonderful; as I wrote above, the movie was an overproduced, empty production.

    Tony : I am so glad that you were able to see the stage production. I enjoyed my attending it in New York immensely and will blog about the experience before the month is over.

    Puss-in-Boots : Yes, it takes me back, too. For me, it was a special experience and the play and music have meaning beyond themselves. I will write about that soon.

    Thanks, my transportation to the VA hospital is finally arranged after multiple phone calls over the past three days. I am really tired of dealing with contemporary bureaucracies at which one is seldom able to speak with a human being, just computers.

  9. Spring break stories are always good! We await your recollections.
    Good luck at the hospital.

    I love this music!

  10. Awesome stuff reverend,

    Blessings of music and peace,


  11. "Let the sunshine" I see weird colors...I am transported to 1967.
    Peace brother and Far Out!!!

    Happy Upcoming Birthday!

  12. It was fun taking a trip back in time. Thanks