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Isn't It A Pity?
Isn't It A Pity?
"Isn't it a pity? Isn't it a shame?
How we break each other's hearts, call each other
names? Isn't it a pity, isn't it a shame?"
You all know, if you've read many of my rantings
of how much music means to me. "Isn't It A Pity?"
was written by George Harrison and recorded on his 1st album, 'All Things Must Pass'. His was the first album to be released after the Beatles
officially split, he'd been working on it for a
while I think they said, with a lot of good friends.
I've been listening to alot of the new music lately, heard some really great stuff. But I've
yet to hear anyone, or any song or sound out there that is earth shaking enough to put it in
the catagories of Hey Jude, Stairway To Heaven,
Sunshine of Your Love, Imagine, Whole Lotta Love,
Proud Mary, Walk This Way, Rocky Mountain High,
Susie Q, Trucking, Night Moves, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, I Saw Her Standing There, Gloria, Satisfaction, R.E.S.P.E.C.T., She Loves You, War, Purple Haze, Like A Rolling Stone, We've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', American Pie, All
Along The WatchTower, Sitting On The Dock of The
Bay, I Feel Good, While My Guitar Gently Weeps,
Paint It Black, Tuesdays Gone, One, Help, Simple
Man, Mississippi Queen, Wish You Were Here, Money, Free Bird, We Will Rock You/We Are The
Champions, Sweet Emotion, Jail House Rock, Old
Man, Golden Country, Woodstock, Black Magic Woman, Ammie, Casey Jones, I Shot The Sheriff,
American Woman, Daniel, Have You Ever Loved A
Woman, Soul Man, Me & Bobby McGee, Superstition,
Louie, Louie, Smoke on The Water, Leroy Brown,
Time In A Bottle, Gimme Shelter, American Band,
I'm Your Captain, Do You Feel Like I Do?, and on
and on and on!!!
We had the Temptations, Righeous Bros, Bob Dylan
and The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder
and the Eagles, Joe Cocker, Clapton, Stevie Ray
Vaughn, Lionel Richie, Linda Ronstandt, Lou Reed
and the Velvet UnderGround, the Who, Guess Who,
Grass Roots, Box Tops, Sly & the Family Stone,
Percy Sledge, Ike & Tina Turner, Procol Harem,
James Brown, Elvis, the Beach Boys, James Taylor,
Neil Young, Jefferson Airplane, Rush, REO Speed-
Wagon, Fleetwood Mac, John Prine, Rod Steward &
the Faces, Elton John, the Supremes, Sam Cook,
Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Miller, and so
on, and on and on!! I'm not intentionally leaving songs and groups out but it's impossible to list then all, all so damn great!!
But isn't it a Pity? Today you hear a new song, or group that's on the radio and you're groovin'
on their sound, and then tomorrow they're gone?
Has show's like 'American Idol' caused us to lose
all perception of what it really takes for a band
or individual to make it in the music word? Yeah!
To some extent. I think we've become use to a new 'great one' who turns out to be 'not so great' each and every week! I'd really thought &
had high hopes that John Mayer would be the new
Jimi, or Steve, or whatever, but he's not even
giving hisself a chance, or so it seems.
So, I'm still listening, and enjoying alot of what I hear that's new but I'm guessing that one of the old heads will have to get off his/hers
ass and bring out something new!!!!!! They can
have their grand kids play on the song too!!!