“Little Boxes”

I am slowly working through my old albums as I load them onto my PC, and so there are inevitably many memories being “revisited”.  The album that sticks out this past week was “Pete Seeger Live”. There were no real surprises in the content given it was a mid 1960’s recording, so I happily enjoyed Pete Seeger’s take on the racial discrimination and other cultural issues of those times with “We Shall Overcome”, “If You Miss Me At The Back Of The Bus.”, “That’s What I Learned In School”, “I Ain’t Scared Of Your Jail” … and “Little Boxes”!

I remember being quite absorbed with “Little Boxes” ( I was in my late teens then), and so thought that I would find a video of Pete Seeger singing it. As is often the case, I was rather sidetracked by an unknown (to me) band singing “Little Boxes” … and showing over 14M plays, which far exceeded the Pete Seeger videos. My curiosity got  the better of me and, while I  was skeptical during the first few moments, I was quite impressed with how Walk Off The Earth presented the song.

I checked into the band yesterday, and was rather embarrassed to read they were from Burlington, Ont … about a 20 min drive from where we live! They’re certainly creative. What do you think?

If you liked their creativity, then here is a bonus:

“Goodnight”

Quite a while ago now, I posted a link to a Buffy Sainte-Marie song, and not only was it well received (as it should be), but I also received a thank you from her … for loving her songs. She has had a remarkable musical career, and I have been a fan from way back in England in the mid-1960s. Continue reading

“On the side of a Hill”

The Paul Simon Song Book was a very popular album in the UK in the mid 1960s. I like it because it is how I imagine Paul Simon envisaged his songs to be presented … very simple guitar work, solo voice and strong lyrics. Continue reading