Skip to main content

View Diary: Buying into community solar gardens - solar power, not just for people with roofs anymore. (49 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  "You say you want a Revolution..." (23+ / 0-)

    ... we-ell-you know... Here comes the Sun... and it's all right by me"... ;)

    Dudehisattva...

    "Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom"

    by Dood Abides on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 05:22:32 PM PDT

    •  It's Solar Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (19+ / 0-)

      Good Day, Sunshine...

      "Reagan's dead, and he was a lousy president" -- Keith Olbermann 4/22/09

      by kovie on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 05:32:08 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Thanks Dood Abides - this is my other favorite (15+ / 0-)

      Beatles song.

      I was a Beatles generation kid. Some of my earliest memories are of the Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show and our family watching.  

      My parents were into them too, and to my three brothers and me to all of the drive in movies when they came out.  And we'd get pizza - it was the coolest thing.

      After the first Beatles appearance on Ed Sullivan their haircuts were a really big deal, especially, they shook them and said "ooohhh"

      So everyone in my elementary school in California had  a big face off and everyone had declare which side they were on - the "surfers" or the "greasers."  The greasers were those who like "the idea of"  Elvis, and Sinatra and those who put vasoline in their hair and combed it back.  

      And the surfers were us free spirits who approved of the idea of having our hair fall down over our forheads like the Beatles.

      The funny thing was I was in the second or third grade and all of us boys had exactly the same haircut which was almost a crew cut except for a little tuft in the front which we either combed left or right.

      But, the arguments over which we supported were just as intense as any today between progressives and the right wing.

      In fact, now that I think about it, the form of the greasers' disapproval of the surfers "shaggy" and unconventional haircuts was so condescending and normative I'm now fairly certain many of them were already young Republicans who hadn't grown up yet, but already had the psychology.

      The Beatles- Here Comes The Sun

      I know realize I'm going to have to listen to the whole Beatles Catalogue from start to finish to review my life.

      There was a period where each new Beatle's album that came out was like a revolutionary new world and culture at an age when I was absorbing and imprinting culture.

      Humor Alert! No statement from this UID is intended to be true, including this one. Intended for recreational purposes only. Unauthorized interpretations may lead to unexpected results. This waiver void where prohibited. Artistic License - 420420

      by HoundDog on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 06:05:56 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  ...There are worse ways to spend your time...; ) (6+ / 0-)

        ... the Doors catalog, IMHO, is far more indulgently navel gazing...;)

        Dudehisattva...

        "Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom"

        by Dood Abides on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 06:24:58 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  My first memories of the Beatles: (7+ / 0-)

        1964, Manchester, England. I was at my parents house, on summer holiday from boarding school in Dublin. I heard Twist and Shout on the radio for the first time. Loved it and learned to "twist". I was ten at the time and in our house, with a father who played classical piano and the church organ, this was a revolution!!

        My older brother introduced me to more once we had emigrated to Canada.  I loved the Moody Blues, Cat Stevens, Rolling Stones...oh, and had my first crush on Davy Jones, of The Monkeys when I was 13. Sad that, really pathetic. LOL

        A fo ben, bid bont. - Welsh proverb. ( translation: If you want to be a leader, be a bridge.)

        by Gwennedd on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 07:08:09 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  We must be nearly the same age, HoundDog. (10+ / 0-)

        My mom was into the Beatles, and Peter, Paul, and Mary.  I bought every 45 the Beatles published.  Sgt. Pepper was like a treasure to me.  I even had the patch sewn onto my denim jacket.

        I also helped my mom work on Bobby Kennedy's campaign.  They gave me a sponge to wet and seal the envelopes.

        Where have all the flowers gone?

        Celtic Merlin
        Carlinist

        Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

        by Celtic Merlin on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 07:32:56 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Could you ever have imagined thinking back to the (6+ / 0-)

          "good ole days" of growing up in the 1960s and 1970s. How did the time go by so fast?

           

          Humor Alert! No statement from this UID is intended to be true, including this one. Intended for recreational purposes only. Unauthorized interpretations may lead to unexpected results. This waiver void where prohibited. Artistic License - 420420

          by HoundDog on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 08:31:06 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Yeah, well.... (3+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            Gwennedd, Dood Abides, LilithGardener

            Time's a trip.

            This reminded me of fun little movie made in the early 80's called "Get Crazy".

            It was a spoof of a New Years Eve rock concert for 1983. The concert hall owner, Max (a Bill Graham charactor), was going to celibrate his 15th anniversity of shows (opened in 1968), so he went for the big acts. He invited "Captain Cloud" and his troupe of hippies (and obvious Wavy Gravy/Ken Kesey takeoff) to come for the good old times. Some dialog:

            Captain Cloud: Together again to usher in a brand new year...1969....

            Max: 1969?? Uh...This is 1983 Captain.

            Captain Cloud: Well...uh...time's a trip man...

            Lou Reed is in it and plays a reclusive rock star named Auden (Bob Dylan character and a take off on the names of the poets Dylan Thomas and W.H Auden). He spends the whole movie in a taxi cab writing a new song, and finally gets to the show just as it's ending.

            The best part of the movie is Reed getting on stage as the movie credits are rolling, and singing a song to his baby sister. It's one of the sweetest songs I think Reed ever did, and just by itself is worth the price of the movie.

            I see it's on YouTube...

            "If you lose your sense of humor, it's just not funny anymore" Wavy Gravy

            by offgrid on Sat Jun 21, 2014 at 11:38:17 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

          •  Back then... (0+ / 0-)

            I couldn't imagine myself being as "old" as my parents were then, let alone as OLD as I am now - which is older than they were at the time.

            Even at 18, seeing myself as a man in his 50s was honestly impossible for me.  I had too much to do to be bothered with such absurdities.

            What the F@CK?  How did I get this old and do it this quickly?

            Tell ya what, though.  I've told stories about cruisin' around for hours behind the wheel of a V8 powered muscle car with my girlfriend sitting right up against me on the bench front seat - burning up 5 or 6 bucks worth of gasoline over hours and hours of driving.  The "kids" who listen tell me that they were born much too late.

            I miss Drive-In Theaters.  I miss my grandparents.  I miss the body I had back then.  I miss the body SHE had back then, though I've not seen her for 35 years.

            I still have much to do, though the agenda has changed.  I have no war in some far-off land to end.  I have the gunfire here at home to work on.  And renewable energy sources to get into place so my kids can run their homes and drive their cars without poisoning the planet.

            I like changing with the times.  What I don't like is how time is changing me.

            Celtic Merlin
            Carlinist

            Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

            by Celtic Merlin on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 10:34:53 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site