~~December 7, 2020~~
A couple of days ago, we were visiting our new neighbors (all measures for COVID in place).
We had a really nice time.
We were asking Alexa to play songs for us and several were really like time travel. The one that came to mind was ‘Desiderata‘. This was a real ‘trip back in time’ for me. In 1971 I was in college and experiencing the existential issues of the times.
I was glad to be able to teach one of my neighbors about this song.
I realize that the same power the song and relevance the song had back then still remain and apply perfectly to the current times.
Music is powerful and eternal!!
You are a child of the universe.
No less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Desiderata is a 1971 album by Les Crane with music by Broadway composer Fred Werner and concept and various lyrics by David C. Wilson. It is a spoken word album with sung refrains and instrumental accompaniment.
Crane’s supporting musicians included singers Evangeline Carmichael, who sang the “child of the universe” refrain on the title track, and Carol Carmichael, with musicians keyboardist Michel Rubini, guitarist Louie Shelton, flautist Jim Horn, and two percussionists, Joe Porcaro and Emil Richards.
The album won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.
~~ July 1, 2020~~
Desiderata by Les Crane
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