A Decade has Gone by Since Hughie Thomasson Left Us

Once an Outlaw…

Full Circle


Deja Vu

“We are stardust, we are golden,
We are caught in the devils bargain,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.”…CSNY, from the song Woodstock.

I listen to a lot of my music now in 25-30 minute bursts while racking up miles on the treadmill. Today’s listen was Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s wonderful album, Deja Vu.

I had almost forgotten how good this album is. It truly is a masterpiece and on the shortlist for best of all time. Maybe I’m getting to be sentimental in my old age, but Teach Your Children gets to me. I always thought that song was one of the weak links on this album, but it has really grown on me. It is obviously a look at parent’s/children from both points of view and nothing about that has changed one bit. Somewhere along the way, however, I find that I really like that tune. Helpless, not so much, it seems to have lost some allure through the years. Woodstock is a great tune. “By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong”. A generation was finding itself. Woodstock happened for my older cousins, but I remember the times. Kind of like now, we were tired of a long drawn out war. Maybe that is why the album sounded so good today, or maybe its just a great album.

As for workouts, it’s probably the last time I’ll listen to it during a workout. A bit too uneven paced and slow. Still, for us old folk, give it a spin, it’s a great album. For the younger folk, if you’ve never heard this. you should, I think you’ll like it. Teach your parents well.