Fata Morgana (chimerically) wrote,
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Yesterday I learned from my dad that the song "Bye, bye miss American Pie" was really about the death of Richie Valens, J.P. Richardson, and Buddie Holly, and the rise of the Rolling Stones among others. Don McLean thought that this was the death of "real music": he wrote "As I watched him on the stage, my hands were clenched in fists of rage" about Mick Jagger singing "Sympathy for the Devil."

How does my dad know so much stuff? :~) A while ago I was driving through Draper with my mom, and she was pointing out various buildings that were there when she and my dad had an organic farm down there in the seventies. It's so great to have parents who are liberal and accepting, and who I can relate to - from whom it's not necessary to hide things. In fact, they've been much wilder than I'll probably ever be. I take it for granted until I hear accounts from friends about their parents not allowing them to stay with their sweethearts, or berating them (still!) for partying or intoxication or other aspects of their lifestyle. Is it just a characteristic of conservative Utah, or am I lucky?

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