A Thought for Today
As war is but a breath away from peace,
so too contentment is the last door entered.
I was playing Rod's 1969 concert album the other day and thought that "The
Things Men Do" is as meaningful today as it was back then. Unfortunately,
we haven't learned anything in the last 30 years and it still makes me cry
to see what some men do to each other.
Maybe this could be put out to remind everyone.
Thanks for this timely
reminder, LJSZW. With all the tragic events we've experienced since
September 11 the sentiments expressed in this song really strike a chord,
I've noted with interest that
Larry King has taken to closing each show with a patriotic song
performed by various artists. I so enjoyed seeing Judy Collins
perform "Amazing Grace" the other night and wouldn't it be wonderful to
see Rod sing "The Things Men Do" one day?
By the way, LJSZW, the 1969
Carnegie Hall concert album you mentioned is one that's due for release on
CD hopefully sometime next year. This time around it will include all the
tracks that were included on the original vinyl double album as well as
some previously unreleased material. I can't wait!
If you have a favorite McKuen
song or poem you'd like to share with us, drop me a line at
email@example.com and I'll make sure your
contribution gets an airing right here one Wednesday.
- Ken, Johannesburg,