Friday, June 4, 2010
Here You Are... Among The Flowers (Marlene Dietrich...Where Have The Flowers Gone)
Many people have sung this song, but it is hard to beat this old version. It is the way my mother sang it. Peter, Paul and Mary managed with beautiful harmonies, but everyone else I have clicked on on YouTube seems to have too much ego, vanity, or political agenda in their performances. It seems to me that in spite of all the advances we have made since our parents generation, the one thing we have lost, is our humility. Humility is such a relaxed and deep vibe. I miss it in most of today's and my generation's music. Humility is so adult, so mature. Our present culture seems mostly to be full of opinionated teenagers, even if they are in their fifties and sixties.