“newspaper taxis appear on the shore, waiting to take you away’ the Wakefield Doctrine (while the album plays, the Sentence is Finished, this Friday)

Welcome to the Wakefield Doctrine (the theory of clarks, scotts and rogers)

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I was almost going to not participate in Finish The Sentence Friday today.* Nothing bad (for a reason), too much work, the common cold of distractions, the cumulative effects of which (often)  results in a state of creatile dysfunction. But, as has happened since I started writing a blog, I made a Comment at Lizzi‘s Facebook Page that was based on a song, which lead me to listening to the full album on ‘the youtube’ (my physical album long since absorbed by the insulation and rafters of my attic).

I used to love to….

listen to  Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club in its entirety (at one time, sequentially at one time).

Think about how much has changed in our lives. Even something as small as the way we enjoy music. To sit and listen to an entire album…without ‘putting it on pause’… without ‘having to click the next link to the next song’, without ‘having to answer an email’ or even ‘twittering to everyone how much I enjoy ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite’.’  Just listening.

This is not a Post about how wonderful the old days were. This is not a Post about how some things are not as good as they were when we were young(er). This Post is about one of the things I used to love to do…   and I still love to do. (I always end up getting something from writing these Posts). Right now, as I get to the second half of the ‘second side’ of the album, I’m feeling that like while nothing stays the same as we grow older, nothing can take away the pleasures of the past. And, unless I destroy it for myself, by trying to compare today to yesterday, what I used to love  to  can be as enjoyable as it used to be.

“I’ve got nothing to say but it’s ok.  Good Morning, Good Morning”

 

 

* Finish The Sentence Friday  from Friends of the Doctrine,  Janine and Kate and Stephanie and Dawn.

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Well, what exactly do you want to know? Whether I am a clark or a scott or roger? If you have to ask, then you need to keep reading the Posts for two reasons: a)to get a clear enough understanding to be able to make the determination of which type I am and 2) to realize that by definition I am all three.* *which is true for you as well, all three...but mostly one

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  1. Lead pic notwithstanding (whatever the hell that means lol) –

    ….”nothing stays the same as we grow older, nothing can take away the pleasures of the past. And, unless I destroy it for myself, by trying to compare today to yesterday, what I used to love to can be as enjoyable as it used to be…..”.

    Good reminder.

  2. On a side note, we are huge Beatles fans and even my girls at a young age know so much of their music that we have played on our computers for them. But I know what you mean, we used to listen to them on record players, the tapes, then CDS and now iPods and so much more. Great post Clark and thank you even though you are so busy for sharing and linking up with us!!

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Janine

      thank you… this (today’s Post) was very definitely the kind of Post that I enjoyed the most when I first began the ‘blogging thing’ ‘..have nothing, not panic…set the task aside…hear a song or see a lyric…presto bloggo!’ them guys was timeless (although every generation says that, in some cases I suspect it is always true).

  3. Considerer says:

    Ahhhh glad to have inadvertently sparked this off. You Are The Walrus :)

    You (and the Beatles) rock :)

  4. Cyndi says:

    I aint changed, but I know I aint the same. lol
    I think that was a line from a Wallflowers song years ago. Sad that it was years ago.
    Some things were better then. Some are better now. Never perfect, but always interesting. :)

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Cyndi

      I know what you mean (about the better things then… but the better things now). The world (in some respects) is within us.

      Hey have you ever tried calling your future self?? (It’s fun! …and yes it’s weird)

  5. Not just the listening, but the sharing as well. I still remember making mixed tapes off the radio as a kid LOL. Every once in a while, my nephews like to rib me about growing up in the 8-track era. Sooooooooo much more convenient to have CDs in your car (or an ipod, etc.) than boxes of 8-tracks. :)

  6. Clark!
    I remember listening to entire albums as well. Thanks for the reminder of something I used to so enjoy doing. And this: “…while nothing stays the same as we grow older, nothing can take away the pleasures of the past. And, unless I destroy it for myself, by trying to compare today to yesterday, what I used to love to can be as enjoyable as it used to be.” is perfection. Goosbumps perfection.

    • clarkscottroger clarkscottroger says:

      Kristi

      hey, (I shoulda) written that the ‘other thing’ about today’s FTSF Post was the spontaneous thing, the going from nothing to ‘hey! lets listen to the Beatles to this makes me feel….’ Fun stuff. yo

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