Monday, November 10, 2008


"mag.nolia"

7 comments:

Frances said...

yep.

jgy said...

Of all things, this one brings to mind a song from the Grateful Dead.
Can't remember the lyrics, but wasnt it sugar magnolia/ have you seen the light...
(no idea what it means, doesn't matter, just to listen..)

Frances said...

It was about the perfect girlfriend, I believe.
I know it was on an album someone gave me after I split up with him.... hah!
Maybe I was supposed to listen to the lyrics? The film quality on YouTube is bad but they have one version with no film and reasonable sound quality for info.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEDO6ac3qNA

jgy said...

Frances, I just followed your suggestion and tuned into an old version on You Tube, the film was scratchy but I liked watching it; and the light turned everything shades of purple. Maybe the person who gave it to you wanted to tell you something positive about having enjoyed being with you. Hope thats not prying.

Frances said...

that is a scary thought jgy.
And maybe true.
He certainly was trying to say something, showering me with gifts - Strange, he had not been a gift-giver during our time together! Possibly proves the adage that you don't know what you've got till it's gone... http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgMEPk6fvpg - Luckily I did know and was glad it had gone. Hah!
I hadn't thought about it for a long long time. It was many years ago - so no pry occurred.

John said...

A friend just made me a tewn CD set of the 1969 Gratefulk Dead concerts at Fillmore West. Only 10,000 coppies were prionted and the real boxed set sells for like $700 on eBay.

The early Dead (66 to 69) were amazing. Sugar Magnlia was on "American Beauty." It was when the Dead shifted to shorter and lyrics based songs...too much emphasis on their relatively weak vocals.

Frances said...

yes. squeaky and whiny - got in the way of the musicality a bit. shame. otherwise they had soul. Yesterday I had a Cherry Garcia. Yum.