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friday random ten, 1969 edition

Super-brief list, created as I prepared for our trip to Spain (by the time you read this, that’s where I’ll be).

1. The Sons of Champlin, “Freedom”. "You got to see yourself, be yourself, freedom!"

2. Janis Joplin, “Kozmic Blues”. "There's a fire inside of everyone of us."

3. Santana, “Soul Sacrifice”.

4. The Moody Blues, “Never Comes the Day”. "If only you knew what's inside of me now, you wouldn't want to know me somehow."

5. Jefferson Airplane, “We Can Be Together”. "Up against the wall, motherfucker!"

6. Led Zeppelin, “Communication Breakdown”. "I'm having a nervous breakdown."

7. Sly and the Family Stone, “I Want to Take You Higher”. "Boom laka-laka-laka!"

8. Laura Nyro, “Save the Country”. "Come on down to the glory river."

9. The Edwin Hawkins Singers, “Oh Happy Day”. "He washed my sins away."

10. The Stooges, “1969”. "I say oh my and a boo-hoo."

[Edited to add Spotify playlist]