“Dancing in the Moonlight” – King Harvest

I don’t want to be a downer, but it seems to me that everyone in the entire world is completely miserable.  And with good reason.  But one of the main problems with being miserable is that you want to drag everyone else down into the mire with you.  People are successfully accomplishing this.  The old “misery loves company” bit.

I don’t want to turn into a “back in my day” old person before my time, but it really seems to me that people used to be straight up happier.  In a time long, long ago, before I was born, men could be sensitive and wear tight pants and it was all good.  The early ’70s probably were a happy time overall in America.  Women were becoming more and more liberated, sex had been revolutionized, races were integrating, U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War was winding down, and kitchen appliances came in your choice of avocado or harvest gold.

I wasn’t alive so I only know what I can gather from research, and based on that I conclude that people were either a) happier or b) more hopeful that happiness was attainable.  Because the music is HAPPY.  Joyful, even.  I’m trying to think of a song currently on the radio that makes me smile when I hear it.  Nothing comes to mind.  Maybe “Gangnam Style” but only if the video is involved.  Perhaps in the ’70s people still had hope for a better world, before the ’80s happened and everyone decided to only care about him/herself.  I think I remember having hope several years ago.  A lot of us are finding hope to be elusive lately, but I’m sure it’s not gone for good.  Sometimes it’s all we’ve got.

I enjoy this song because it sets up a scene in which I would love to participate.  I want to get together with a group of my favorite friends, who are all super chill and easy going, have a stress free evening catching up and laughing, and dance in the moonlight.  You can’t dance and stay uptight.

My cat had been hiding under the bed because he was scared of a thunderstorm, but he emerged as soon as this song started playing.

In summary: Cats love King Harvest, and one out of one cats can’t be wrong.

~ by starcollecteur on October 11, 2012.

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