Wednesday, March 7, 2012
SOMETHING'S HAPPENING HERE
Originally written about a riot on Sunset Strip, this song came to symbolize the turbulent Sixties in a nation divided by war, civil rights, riots and youth in revolt. There were "battle lines being drawn," and not just in Vietnam, but between liberals and conservatives, young and old, war hawks and peace marchers, rich and poor, the hippies and the pro-Nixon "silent majority." Sound familiar? Things haven't changed all that much. Still timely after all these years, "For What It's Worth" by the Buffalo Springfield.