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“The world is too much with us…”

Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;—
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon;
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers;
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathèd horn. — Wordsworth

Or we could just hear the Bee Gees sing their wreathèd song… and by that be redeemed and removed from the Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds that pollute our broken world.

It’s Friday afternoon and you’ve got nothing special going on and I’ve had a hell of a week and am weary of the present putrescence.   

Let’s take a break. Come on over.

This is so old it has become new, fresh, crisp, and sounding impossibly advanced when compared to today’s elevator tunes you can’t remember and savage rap bitching and moaning you wish you’d never heard in the first place.

The crowd! Check out the crowd! Remember when we did crowds like this? We need to do crowds like this again. And soon.  Real soon. Maybe I should take this on a 70’s boombox to the center of Chico and start dancing. Just to see how many would join.

That was great. Let’s hear it again from someone who legitimately held the title of “Sexiest Man on Earth”… and then he married and devoted himself to his wife alone. Big life and he’s still standing.

Barry Gibb in this performance could convert me. I don’t understand how he can perform like that while being buffeted by the towering tsunamis of estrogen emitted by his audience.

Speaking of EstrogenAmericans, let YouTube commenter Jessie Myrle speak for them when she notes: I hope I am not the only old woman that recognizes PURE MALE PERFECTION when she sees it. And now that Berry and I are both 74 I still think pure male perfection!!

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  • jwm June 18, 2021, 1:42 PM

    My dear wife just yanked me away from my project, and made me eat leftovers.
    It was a horrible slurry of coffee ice cream, macadamia nuts, and chocolate chips. So as long as my rhythm is interrupted, and I’m on a break anyway, I’ll check out American Digest, and…
    Bee Gees!
    Feelin’ Groovy!


  • ghostsniper June 18, 2021, 2:27 PM

    I’ll be there in 5, but none of that BG’s stuff, break out the good shit!
    I’ll bring the guzz and JWM can bring the buzz.

  • Joe Joe Like Banana June 18, 2021, 6:02 PM

    Is the On Walden Pond lifestyle still possible in Chiquitastan?

  • Mary Ann June 18, 2021, 6:35 PM

    1967 started my love affair with the Bee Gees.. “First of May” confirmed it. Still tear up every time I hear it. “Main Course” had me believing they could do anything. Thank you Gerard….this was perfect for tonight.

  • An Appreciative Reader June 18, 2021, 9:35 PM

    “What do women want?”
    The 3rd video! We want the 3rd video!!
    Put that in a bottle and you could reverse the menopause….
    And those comments on YouTube. You’re right, the estrogen is gushing.
    Thanks for this. You’ve livened up Friday night!

    (Gerard, you’re so careful…would you like to fix Barry’s name – drop the S – from “Gibbs”)

  • Joe June 19, 2021, 7:06 PM

    Mary Ann – I humbly submit to you my recording of “First of May”. It ain’t the Bee Gees, but I’ve been a fan as long as you have.

  • Joe June 19, 2021, 7:10 PM

    Hmmm… I guess youtube links can’t be put in the “Website” box. Let’s try this… https://youtu.be/QmkjZv6pa4E

    If that doesn’t work, you didn’t miss much!

  • Vanderleun June 20, 2021, 7:10 AM

    You’re welcome. Sweet and touching. Just the thing for grandchildren.

  • Joe June 20, 2021, 7:44 AM

    Thanks, Gerard!

  • Mary Ann June 20, 2021, 6:54 PM

    Thank you Joe and Gerard. That did my heart a world of good. <3