The Band of Heaven

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I have a fond memory of making out with my future husband in the front seat of his car.... and "Paradise by the Dashboard Lights" coming on the radio and sending us both into fits of laughter.

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RIP I remember listening to him, back in the days of youth. I think it was one of the first records I heard that had stereo effects.

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Vale Archie Roach. A remarkable musician, songwriter, singer, story-teller and powerful national truth-teller, and respected elder of the Gunditjmara Bungjurong people.

His name is synonymous with the fight for justice for the stolen generations, his fame beginning in 1990 with the release of 'Took the Children Away' which kick-started the national truth-telling and reconciliation process.

His family has given permission for his name, image and music to be used, so that his legacy will live on, and so I urge you to listen to this gentle, heartbreaking, powerful song.

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So, that happened in Australia as well as North America... :(
Were there residential schools run by the churches?
When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes The Rose.
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That, and sent to foster families, some of whom did their ignorant best, but many of whom mistreated the children.

A horrible period of our history - and not that long ago.
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Not that long ago here, either. Well, at least the kids that were fostered weren't buried in unmarked graves, as happened with the residential schools here in Canada. :'(

Many children in Canada were adopted by white families. When I was a kid, there was an article in the Toronto Star every week called 'Today' Child', which showed a child available for adoption. I always used to look at this, probably because I was adopted. Many of these children were either Innuit or Indian. And sadly, many of them were suffering from fetal alcohol syndrome. :(
When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes The Rose.
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Thank you for sharing, Impy.
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One more sweet singer gone. This song strays thru my mind every so often, these past 50 years.

Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols) sings "Beyond Antares"
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus
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There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Summer flies and August dies
The world grows dark and mean
Comes the shimmer of the moon
On black infested trees
The singing man is at his song
The holy on their knees
The reckless are out wrecking
The timid plead their pleas
No one knows much more of this
Than anyone can see anyone can see
There were days
And there were days
And there were days besides
When phantom ships with phantom sails
Set to sea on phantom tides
Comes the lightning of the sun
On bright unfocused eyes
The blue of yet another day
A springtime wet with sighs
A hopeful candle lingers
In the land of lullabies
Where headless horsemen vanish
With wild and lonely cries, lonely cries
There were days
And there were days
And there were days I know
When all we ever wanted
Was to learn and love and grow
Once we grew into our shoes
We told them where to go
Walked halfway around the world
On promise of the glow
Walked upon a mountain top
Walked barefoot in the snow
Gave the best we had to give
How much we'll never know we'll never know
There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of Summer held in trust
Still tender, young and green
Left on shelves collecting dust
Not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
As soft as velveteen
Hoping love would not forsake
The days that lie between lie between
There were days
And there were days
And there were days between
Polished like a golden bowl
The finest ever seen
Hearts of Summer held in trust
Still tender, young and green
Left on shelves collecting dust
Not knowing what they mean
Valentines of flesh and blood
Still tender, young and green
Hoping love would not forsake
The days that lie between lie between
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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Rest in Peace, Jeff Beck. One of the greatest guitarists of all time.
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Almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day
It's gettin' kinda long
I coulda said it wasn't in my way
But I didn't and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
Yes, I feel like I owe it to someone
Must be because I had a flu for Christmas
And I'm not feeling up to par
It increases my paranoia
Like looking at my mirror and seeing a police car
But I'm not giving in an inch to fear
'Cause I promised myself this year
I feel like I owe it to someone
When I finally get myself together
I'm going to get down in that sunny southern weather
And I'll find a place inside to laugh
Separate the wheat from the chaff
I feel like I owe it
To someone, yeah

Be at peace, old friend.

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One of my all-time favourite YouTube videos features a reunion of the core members of the Byrds, along with Bob Dylan at a Roy Orbison tribute concert.

Notice how when Dylan comes out (5.37 into the video), he and Crosby just start harmonizing together, totally unrehearsed! :love:

When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long,
And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes The Rose.
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