Sunday, September 20, 2009

q is for quick

Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.

Jane Austen (1775-1817 novelist and writer


quicksilver messenger service's classic what about me? (1970)





how many of us identified with the song's lyrics back in the day.....

And most of what I do believe
Is against most of your laws
I'm a fugitive from injustice
But I'm goin' to be free.
Cause your rules and regulations
They don't do the thing for me

And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live just like an outlaw.
An' I'm always on the run.

and how many of us still do?

photo: quick snap - chicago september 2008

10 comments:

Alan Burnett said...

This alphabet blog is going far too quickly. At the risk of reverting to last week's theme, it is over the hill now. But I am enjoying it greatly.

K. said...

Great Quicksilver video! I hadn't thought about them in years. The sound reminds me of late-period Rascals. (That's an extreme compliment!)

Roy said...

Wow! I haven't even thought about Quicksilver in years, and I used to love those guys. Thanks for the blast from the past.

Ronda Laveen said...

Still identify? (Raising hand). I love Quicksilver!!! Which reminds me of Ten Years After.

Baino said...

Now that's an AWESOME shot . .you are Quick Draw McGraw . . bugger the video that's one helluva photo!

tony said...

Ace Photo! Qucksilver Memories!

Tom said...

yea, like the pic... is that rabbit going to attack? oh no!

Merle Sneed said...

Kimy, that may have been a quick snap, but it is priceless.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

alan - glad to learn you are enjoying the blogabet! I am not looking forward to its end as I like the structure it provides.

k.... when I was mediating on q words, the word quicksilver was the first thing to enter, so I thought great as far as a song goes (this song was probably my personal theme song from 1970-1972, then I discovered joni mitchell big time and well, the rest is mouse musical history)

roy - you are welcome, past blasts can be fun!!

ronda - my hand is right up along with yours ;)

baino - I can be quite quick on the trigger

tony - :)

tom - we have heard of attack rabbits, but this little fellow veered off when he figured out there were humans ahead!

merle - merci, it is one of my favorite pics, those two sweet little beings!!

subtorp77 said...

kimy,'tis still a pretty powerful song, given to-day's environment; and ever closer...have't heard that QMS song for some time. Thanks!