Just Like The Song

Who does the old hippie song, the Bellamy Brothers I think.  It talks about not doing the hard stuff anymore, drugs and alcohol.  I was born and raised in Long Beach, California and stayed there through the 60's, 70's and into the early 80's.  Someone else on here asked where all the hippies had gone, and yes most of us went to work.  Everything costs money, even drugs, and you can't live off your parents forever.  I spent a fair amount of time in the Bay area in the 70's.  My favorite times were the concerts.  I saw so many groups I don't think I could name them all.  One of my favorites at the time was Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.  Now those were some shows.  The sex was good but that had more to do with the pill than anything else.  All of a sudden is was safe to have sex.  We didn't think much about STD.  Then we pretty much turned into yuppies and raised our families and now most of us are grand parents.  But they were good times and yes we wanted some things to change and some have.

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2 Responses Feb 22, 2010

You're welcome, thanks for reading and commenting

...really enjoyed this. Got lost in my own recollections :)<br />
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thanks,<br />
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Mike