This song has been running through my head quite a bit these past couple of weeks. It could be that I’m in a particular mood lately (see last Monday’s post), or it could be I’ve been listening to a lot of the Grateful Dead’s 1976 summer tour, where this song was in the rotation quite a bit. Whatever the case, it’s firmly lodged in my brain, so here’s The Wheel, video complete with obligatory spinning hippies and appropriate intergalactic imagery.
I like the sense of inevitability this song conveys, though as someone in my
midlate 40s, that’s not necessarily comforting! Time marches on, whether we want it to or not, a point made a bit by the pounding drum. I’ve always liked these early versions of the song, with that lazy, liquid guitar that sort of floats over and above the more insistent rhythm section.
Well, I’ve run on more than enough here. I hope you all had a nice weekend. Last week, Bonnee Crawford tagged me for a Liebster Award–zip on over to her blog to see how she answered the questions, and what sort of torture she has in store for her victims. I’ll give it some thought and save it for another time. Enjoy your week!