Exile on Main Street

exile1   Ventilator Blues If I ever need to or want to remember a bit of what I felt like at twenty or if I ever need or want to know what 1972 felt like to me, all I need to do is to put on Exile on Main Street. Frustrated, angry, afraid, defiant, excited, and wanting more.

John White and I were outside all night in Denver, in line, to get tickets. We played cards and talked with the other maniacs. A month later, the show opened with Stevie Wonder and then, after that treat, The Stones came on and wailed for the rest of the night.

viet nixon2   Soul Survivor1972 wasn’t the best time in the world. I had a student deferment from the draft (thank God), but the war (we only had one then) was going on, the Beatles were gone, Nixon was president, the climate of everything was about to change drastically, and the whole world seemed crazy. It was time to turn up the volume.

kent-state   Let It Loose

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About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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