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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Canaan's Land

The lovely Kate Rusby, one of England's most beloved contemporary folk singers and songwriters, singing Canaan's Land.

The sixties were an era that spoke a language of inquiry and curiosity and rebelliousness against the stifling and repressive political and social culture of the decade that preceded it. The new generation causing all the fuss was not driven by the market: we had something to say, not something to sell.

SUZE ROTOLO (The last paragraph from her wonderful memoir of the 1960s, A Freewheelin' Time)

Farewell Suze Rotolo (1943-2011) 


am said...

This tribute in song is deeply moving.

Friko said...

Are you old enough to remember the sixties?
Sadly, I am, just, and they are the reason I ended up living in this country.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for your comment, am.

Friko - yes, I was born in 1954.

George said...

Having been sidelined for a couple of weeks, it's nice to return and find such meaningful words, Robert. Something to say, rather than something to sell. Indeed! Where did the younger generation lose its way? One can only hope that — someday, somewhere — people will once again discover something to say, and will begin saying it with passion, commitment, and sacrifice.

The Solitary Walker said...

Thanks for your comment, George. Hope all goes well with you?