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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Edward's Song of the Month

Hello, it's Edward Moon here with his song appreciation club!

This month, we're looking at Horatio's Peace and Love song.

Peace and love!

It's changing colour!
Peace and love!
It smells like a VW van!
Peace and love!
It's trippy, man!
Peace and love!

First of all, let's explain some of the lyrics...
VW (Volkswagon) vans were very popular in the sixties...

If something is 'trippy', it is 'cool' or 'freaky'! 'Trippy' is a fairly new word, but it is of course based on the term '(psychedelic) trip', the experience that results from taking halacagenic drugs like LSD. See below for a a more accurate definition...

Musically, Horatio's Peace and Love song has a distinctive descending bassline, a technique that was very popular in the sixties. Listen to these!

But of course, like most things in music, Bach got there first. He was tripping out big time on descending basslines 250 years before everyone else!

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Anonymous Delphine said...

I love Bach! Look at his hair - he is the original hippie!

October 28, 2011 at 10:54 AM  
Anonymous file llc said...

I am a huge fan of the Beatles. Their music has inspired many of today's amazing musicians. They are still the best band for me.

December 19, 2011 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Joëlle de Montmartre en Picardie said...

I am a huge fan of the beatles .I have learned english listening their music Thanks you so much for this song , it's great !!

December 30, 2011 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Xander Lawson said...

It's almost too much to believe that Bach was coming up with sentimental tunes long before either the Beatles or the top dating sites ever showed up. Now that I think about it, it might be a good idea for dating pages to add some romantic Bach music in the background to help get the lovebirds going.

January 17, 2013 at 7:02 AM  

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