I've been thinking about the end of this Round 7 of ABC Wednesday and wondering how I could make my post somewhat unique. The letter Z (zee in the USA and zed in Canada) is the last letter of the alphabet and the symbolic end to each round of ABCW. And in a way, I'm feeling anxious to get this round over with for more than one reason. So I'm posting early.
This week also represents the absolute and bitter end to a relationship that was resurrected over two years ago with grandiose hopes of love reunited. Deep down inside, the love is still there, but for specific reasons the relationship cannot continue. To represent this Z(ed) week, I've chosen a song written in 1967 by Jim Morrison of The Doors, which is about his breakup with a girlfriend.
Structurally, the song crescendos to three separate mini-climaxes separated by slower sections of half-spoken and half-sung lyrics before building to an enormous psychedelic climax right after when Jim Morrison sings "meet me at the back of the blue bus" verse. (Wikipedia)
Listening to this song takes me right back to the 60s and the dances at university when everyone (or almost everyone) was high on booze, dope, or both. I can see myself slow dancing in the smoke-filled basement of the Sigma Chi frat house with my boyfriend, totally oblivious to everything and everyone except this music.
Those of you who "were there" in the 60s will remember this song and the fact that it was used in the opening of the 1979 movie "Apocalypse Now" while those of you who are a tad younger might recall it being used three times in "The Simpsons." It's also been used in other movies or TV episodes, so if it sounds familiar to you...well, now you know. Sit back, relax, and groove to this shortened 1967 live-on-Canadian TV psychedelic rendition of The End.
- Delta, British Columbia, Canada
- I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.