Welcome to another podcast of Songs and Stories from Home
In this episode we revisit America in Black and White from One of Those Times in a Life
In the fall of 2010 as I was getting ready to share my story – to share One of Those Times in a Life – I had recently finished walking 70 miles of the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier with a friend of mine. Inspired by that very real mountain I created an imaginary one complete with virtual campfires – each campfire containing a song – a story – and a log of the journey. Before starting out I somehow saw my life as made up of seven stages and chose to explore each stage around seven campfires.
While I grew up in Spokane, Washington I’d been enthralled by popular folk music of the late 50’s and early 60’s, like a lot of Baby Boomers I realized my early musical education - appreciation – and sometime obsession - was bracketed by two Sunday nights sitting in front of a black and white television watching the Ed Sullivan show. The first was September 9, 1956 when Elvis Presley changed everything - the way we listen to music – the way we look at the world – the way we see as our place in that world - the 2nd was February 9, 1964 when The Beatles brought us to our feet 86 days after President Kennedy’s murder had brought us and our country to its knees.
Framed by those moments this podcast talks about events that set the stage for a generation.