Musical Chairs

Posted By Peter Vilbig on Feb 4, 2011 in Culture, Music | 0 comments

So the idea is this: find two songs (hereinafter referred to as “popular music artifacts”) from a particular era (loosely defined) that separately neither sum up, represent, nor even perhaps act as exemplars of that era but whose relationship forms an interesting or suggestive representation of it. I considered offering artifacts from Jimmy Rodgers and Louis Armstrong, but thought better of it. Instead I offer the following pair from that peculiar moment of tilt and agony, the late 1960s:

Ducks on a Pond, The Incredible String Band:

And All Tomorrow’s Parties, The Velvet Undergound:

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