How is everyone? Next week will be the start of a whole new month which means time to look to a rodent to let us know about winter. February is always wintry where I reside and March is whatever it wants to be. I just heard that we will go down to -30 C this eve (-22 F). Let's keep looking forward, shall we, which is better than lamenting the past.
1. THE AGE OF AQUARIUS BY THE 5TH DIMENSION-1967
My mom loved this song and I always think of her when I hear it. It is a compilation of 2 songs with "Let the Sunshine in" written by James Redo & Gerome Ragni (lyrics) and Galt MacDermot (Music) for the musical, "Hair". I liked finding out that, apparently, Billy Davis Jr, from the 5th Dimension, left his wallet in a cab and a man involved with "Hair" found it and asked the group to come and see the production. Howe and the rest loved the song so much that Howe got the idea to use the 2 songs together. I found that cool how this song came to be.
2. LITTLE NEUTRINO BY KLAATU-1974
When I first heard of Klaatu, from my brother, I just loved how they sounded and bought both of their albums. They were the first to do "Calling Occupants...," before the Carpenters, which is on their first album. I just loved sitting back and listening to this song that was written by Dee Long, a member of Klaatu. By the way, they got their name from a great Sci-Fi film, "The Day The Earth Stood Still", which is the name of the big, don't make him angry, Klaatu, the robot.
3. LOOKING FORWARD SUNG BY CROSBY, STILLS NASH & YOUNG-1999
I have to admit, I roamed around the internet before finding this song which I really like. I thought, for sure, this song would have been from the late 60s early 70s but, apparently, it is from 1999 written by Neil Young when he heard the other 3 got back together to make another album. If I am wrong, please correct me. It does sound quite good, eh?
Now...as you all know we got a big snowstorm last Monday amounting to almost 2 ft of snow. My hubby was out snowplowing for many hours, 3 different times, to clear our sidewalks and others who are elderly or have physical issues. He has severe Rheumatoid Arthritis, to boot, but is on special medication to hinder its advance. He was beyond pain when he came in the first time..I could see it on his face and gave him pain meds and he sat for a long time before going back out.
On Wednesday, the city plow came through our street and plowed all the snow onto part of our very long sidewalk that needs to be kept clear. By this point it was hard and full of major chunks. They did this to every corner home and blocked every driveway. I have made complaints and contacted our MPP. Apparently they received 1,500 complaints, but then they should make sure to hire contractors who do a better job. This is my rant and just look at the picks below.
This shows the sidewalk after my husband snowplowed it. He doesn't just do a path, he does the entire width of the walk.