Blood Types Song and the Jackson Browne Redux on the Topic
So as I dipped into the world of music always on the periphery I might add and not being the one to perform onstage .... and got to know about people as they wrote songs, I can tell you that it was a result of the discussion of the old days of folk music and The Blood Types Song that eventually lead to Jackson Browne's line, "I've got seawater in my veins" as by that time everyone knew the ocean connected us and all blood types originated in the ocean. And this is true, whether the creationists happen to believe it or not.
This is an elemental truth of being, as I was reminded this morning by the San Francisco Chronicle.
And I skated on the periphery, and I would travel here and there being busy with things, but if you go look back at the Rolling Stone issue that had Jackson on the cover eating a banana, and read through the description of the jacaranda in the front yard (and the person blessing the tourbus with a cross and saying "abbadabbadabba", that person was ME) and I'd borrowed a friend's house (the one with with jacaranda in the front yard) for the interview, one which Jackson I was told was most reluctant to give at the time, but he mustered up to it. That house, and all the people in it, combined into my connecteion to Emmet Sargent back in the old days leading up to Freak Out! So there. Jackson was nice in those days, and he liked to read and study and was a heavy reader. All my friends, most every one of them, back in the old days were very literate people. The olde folke music was being changed into something different, and it's like it was all just the beginning part of the musical evolution of everyone because that's where we happened to be and what we were listening to at the time when we were growing up.