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GUEST,Chicken Charlie Review: Phil Ochs (46) RE: Review: Phil Ochs 10 Apr 08


"Art is long. Life is short." Hippokrates.

I think what the doc was tryin' to say there is that there is to much to any art or science that the allotted three-score and ten is not enough time to do it all, or even get close. The oft-invoked, "If I had just one song to listen to for the rest of my life ..." scenario is, thank Gawd, hypothetical. There's plenty of time to enjoy Phil Och's take on things, and Tom Paxton's, and Blind Lemon Zimmerman's, and a whole lot of other people's. I'd rather discuss things along the line of "Well, I like THIS about Ochs and THAT about Dylan," rather than deciding who gets the 9.8 and who the 9.75. But then, my wife keeps telling me that I'm strange.

Did Phil Ochs write "Changes?" If he did, I'm surprised no one has mentioned it. If he didn't, pray tell me who did.

As long as we're re-living The Protest Years, I just saw this at another site I visit daily, and will pass it on, as it fits as well as anything ever does this far down a Mudcat thread.

Frick: "How many Viet Nam veterans does it take to change a light bulb?"

Frack: "I don't know."

Frick: "YOU CAN'T KNOW! YOU WEREN'T THERE!"

(As a VNV, I thought that was hysterical.)

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