Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - The Temptations

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Think the world is a confusing place? If you do, I can reassure you that your feelings are not new or different.

Many of you are too young to remember the turbulent 1960s. It was a time not unlike our current period. There was a lot of disagreement and many protest movements. The music of the time reflected many of those viewpoints. One song that seemed to sum it all up was a song by the Soul group The Temptations. Psychedelic music was just gaining a foothold in the industry and The Temptations transitioned their repertoire from love songs to songs about social conditions.

With songs like Papa was a Rolling Stone and today’s song Ball of Confusion they addressed what a lot of people were thinking at the time.

When you listen to Ball of Confusion, released in 1970, you may hear reference to many of the social issues that we talk about today, even though it has been over 50 years. They never seem to be resolved, so like the song says, “The Band Plays On”.




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Joseph Domino

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Comments (6)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - ah, perspective is a familiar tune.  Sometimes it's the beat and at other times it's the lyrics that draw ones attention.  

Jun 10, 2021 06:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh my goodness, Joseph... the Temptations... reminds me of my college days in the 60's. Love them.

Jun 10, 2021 06:38 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Another great selection, and I appreciate your comment that the same issues are still is so true.  A

Jun 10, 2021 06:52 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You're right about the same issues remaining, Joseph. . .The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Jun 10, 2021 07:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph,  i have Alexis playing music in my office alot and now you have me thinking of place this group later.  Have Willie Nelson on now.

Jun 10, 2021 09:32 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joshep - like many others here, I am reliving my college years with your posts!!! Love it. 

Jun 10, 2021 07:18 PM