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Beneath Cherry Blossoms - The Lilliput Review Blog

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Moby Grape's Don Stevenson and Lilliput #126

 

This week saw the birthday of Don Stevenson, drummer of the legendary Moby Grape, pictured above flashing all of us the secret sign.   Ah, such an innocent time, indeed, when flagging the high sign could be an act of revolution, celebration and immaturity all delightfully wrapped into one.  In any case, this, Moby Grape's first album, remains to this day one of the finest album to come out of the 60's and still remains listenable in a way that elicits nary a cringe.  Check out the live performance on the The Mike Douglas Show (Douglas introduces them as "The Moby Grapes"): the 2 numbers perfectly highlight how they could rock (despite some bad mic-ing) and also write and perform a timeless ballad ("8:05").  What the heck, here's two more that illustrate exactly the same thing with two different songs ("Hey Grandma" and "Sitting by the Window," the former with the fine lyric "Robitussin makes me feel so fine, Robitussen and elderberry wine") from there seminal first album.

Here's some selections from the next issue in our Lilliput Review tour, #126.

 

 

           In the drunk's

            "Bless you"

the priest he could've been

- Pat Sweeney

 

 

butterfly

wrapping

me

around

her

finger

- Ed Baker

 

 

a line of ants

carrying the butterfly-

metamorphosis

- Brian Henderson

 


 

 

Old Man In The TV Room

There he slumps

an alluvial fan

that once was

a tall mountain.

Years like rain.

- Taylor Graham

 

 

 

And two by Mr. Huffstickler:

 

 

We have to learn

not to replace

perception with knowledge.

Forget science.

Pierced by starlight,

I know what a star is.

 

 

 

Write on my tombstone:

Once so easily distracted,

now focused.

- Albert Huffstickler.

 



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Updated: Sunday, 21 October 2007 13:28 EDT

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