Saturday, August 18, 2012


Can you dig it?

Well I’m pretty sure you can, because as they say, I can dig it, he can dig it, she can dig it, we can dig it, they can dig it, and you can dig it. Oh, let's dig it, baby.

I was on the couch tonight, trapped under a purring cat who demanded to be petted, so I tuned into some PBS fund-raising special on classic rock and roll performances on Ed Sullivan. It was quite entertaining. The above lyrics are from “Grazing in the Grass” by The Friends of Distinction. The group performed their hit single in late 1970 on Sullivan’s show. Click here to see a clip of it, with them singing and dancing all over the place. They certainly were digging being there.

Other artists I saw were The Beatles, Tom Jones, The Byrds, The Fifth Dimension, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and The Beach Boys. You gotta love “I Get Around”, where they talk about how they get around from town to town, and how they’re a “real cool head, makin’ good bread.” And don’t forget that they always take his car because it’s never been beat, and they’ve never missed yet with the girls they meet.

I also like how John Sebastian tells us that we can believe in magic. Did you know that it’s magic if the music is groovy? It makes you feel happy like an old time movie!

Oooohh, talkin’ ‘bout magic…

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are you think naive cindy? Grazing in the Grass? they are talking about smoking pot!