Beautiful


I was listening to Carole King's Tapestry last night, and remembered how much I love her. She never considered herself the most beautiful woman in the world, and it took much prodding to get her to record the album, early 70's. You may not know this, but she wrote/helped write many of the famous songs of the 1960's, and it's unfortunate that her versions are the ones lesser heard on the radio. She was feminine soul, and more than that, she was vulnerable with her feelings; real. Listening to her version of "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" is an incredibly tender and moving experience, perhaps made so because it came straight from her own heart.

One of my favorites on Tapestry is "Beautiful", a precursor perhaps to the Christina Aguilera song written by Linda Perry. It goes further than to have an anthem of self-respect, and is more about the way to be beautiful in how we approach the world, not just how the world sees us as we pass through.






Have a wonderful Friday!

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  1. So that's where our Freddie goes to when he's not here! A human girlfriend indeed.

    Have a good weekend, Amy. Bisou, Cro.

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  2. If it is indeed Freddie, then he has a time machine somewhere. You should follow him sometimes and see where he really goes, lol.

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  3. I love Carol King's music too. 70's seems such a long way away. I loved the 70's.

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  4. Give me 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down', any day. Sorry, but that's the way I feel about it.

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  5. Hey, that's a good song too. I don't usually care for Baez, for that's a great song.

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  6. Freddie has been hammering in the shed a lot recently....

    Me too about Baez. Too self rightous. Too ernest. No sex.

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  7. My friend used to play records up in her room at a time when records were on their way out. She would play an old Baez lp and then right after that would turn on "Dead Puppies Aren't Much Fun" by the Dead Milkmen. Oh, the memories!

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