OUR HOUSE ( via http://djallyn.org/archives/7085)
The song refers to Nash’s brief affair with Joni Mitchell at the time Crosby, Stills Nash and Young recorded the Déjà Vu album. What is interesting about this song is the underlying complex moral struggle Nash was facing between the hippy era free love mentality and the desire for a monogamous relationship. While other songs on the seminal album explore the hippy notion of free love, this is the song of a man who yearns for stability in his relationship, house-ownership, and family life.
Graham Nash shares the story behind the song in an audio interview recorded in conjunction with Michael Walker’s book Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll’s Legendary Neighborhood
“…once you walked into that front door, everything disappeared …and then I started to think, you know, God, that’s an incredibly domestic scene, you know, here we are, Joni Mitchell and Graham Nash, and I’m, you know, put flowers in the vase and light the fire and stuff, and I thought, but you know, I love this woman, and this moment is a very grounded moment… in our relationship, and… I sat down at the piano and, an hour later, ‘Our House’ was done.”
April 2, 2013 in Adventure, Art, Fashion, lifestyle, travel, yoga
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In the quiet haze of living
I often come across beautiful things.
Beautiful Things being made
Brave things being done
And this evening is no different.
I came across Amazing Amazing Jay Nelson
I happened upon Jay Nelson somewhere between Olin’s Recess ( who is an amazing artist /surfer) and Hurley.
And through Rob : This Rad little thing – Secret Sound Underground.
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Tagged Art, California, Camp, Cardiff, Coastal living, drawings, Hurley, installations, Jay Nelson, new beatniks, Photography, prints, projects, Rob Machado, San Francisco, Secret Sound Underground, surf, tree houses, wave catchin, West Portal, wood work
if you are in the neighbourhood
And if you aren’t in the neighbourhood ,there’s always a good offering at the FIlm Forum.
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