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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way." Charles Dickens might well have had some insight into what was to come a century after he wrote those words. Ah, the Sixties... a time of exploration, experimentation, segregation, demonstration and hallucination. It was a time when we waged war, and demonstrated for peace. A time when we loved freely, and hated strongly. It was a time of fast cars, and drive-in movies; long hair and short skirts. But more than anything else, it was a time of musical magic, producing songs that refuse to step aside for the latest fad, standing the test of time and spanning generations... songs such as those on Atlantic Records' Super Hits Vol. 4.




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Jul 02, 2012 at 03:22 AM
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p.1 #2 · #508 The Sixties


Robert, I remember those musicians and listened to their music quite often. It brings back good memories, well done.


Jul 02, 2012 at 04:29 AM
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p.1 #3 · #508 The Sixties


Nice lighting and love the added smoke, brings back another 60's memory.


Jul 02, 2012 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #4 · #508 The Sixties


It's certainly one of your signature brilliant shots, Robert. The light is perfect as is the composition. But, I don't get the significance of the smoke and the old record album. I was too busy with my own music practice and performances during the 60s to have heard any of the music you mention so it's quite possible I missed the tie-in.

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Endre



Jul 02, 2012 at 03:59 PM
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p.1 #5 · #508 The Sixties


Oregon Gal wrote:
Robert, I remember those musicians and listened to their music quite often. It brings back good memories, well done.

Thank you!



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p.1 #6 · #508 The Sixties


svassh wrote:
Nice lighting and love the added smoke, brings back another 60's memory.

I understand.



Jul 03, 2012 at 01:06 AM
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p.1 #7 · #508 The Sixties


Strad wrote:
It's certainly one of your signature brilliant shots, Robert. The light is perfect as is the composition. But, I don't get the significance of the smoke and the old record album. I was too busy with my own music practice and performances during the 60s to have heard any of the music you mention so it's quite possible I missed the tie-in.

Fond regards,

Endre


Now, Endre, you are kidding, right? The assignment theme is Music. The old record album was released in the Sixties, arguably the most prolific decade for music in the last century. The smoke? Well, the smoke could be from a cigarette, because almost everyone smoked during the Sixties, or it could be from burning incense, also popular during the Sixties, but more than likely it was from neither. I am told that music took on an entirely different level of quality and intensity when accompanied by a little weed. I don't know for sure, but that is what I have been told.



Jul 03, 2012 at 01:21 AM
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p.1 #8 · #508 The Sixties


I love it, and I got the smoke reference, despite not having been around in the 60's. Music can always be amplified...just depends on how you chose to do it! Great image, I think the smoke is captured very nicely with great depth to it.

Robert, I am down in your neck of the woods this week, we have passed through Santa Rosa the last two nights on our way to dinner.



Jul 04, 2012 at 02:42 AM
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p.1 #9 · #508 The Sixties


Yeah, Travis, that is what my friends were doing back in the Sixties; they were amplifying the music. No electricity needed.

Enjoy your time at the beach, and thanks for commenting.

Robert



Jul 04, 2012 at 05:29 AM
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p.1 #10 · #508 The Sixties


No, Robert, I wasn't kidding. Throughout the 60s I was either practicing (4 to 5 hours a day) or going to school. There certainly wasn't any time to listen to whatever popular music was being produced nor, honestly, did I have much interest in same. Now that you explain it, I understand, but that is only because I heard about such things much later. Thanks for the clarification.

Fond regards,

Endre

relms wrote:
Now, Endre, you are kidding, right? The assignment theme is Music. The old record album was released in the Sixties, arguably the most prolific decade for music in the last century. The smoke? Well, the smoke could be from a cigarette, because almost everyone smoked during the Sixties, or it could be from burning incense, also popular during the Sixties, but more than likely it was from neither. I am told that music took on an entirely different level of quality and intensity when accompanied by a little weed. I don't know for sure, but that is what I have
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