I picked out this song, because it was the first song of theirs that made me listen to the radio jock to make sure I got their name.
A warm Sunday Arvo at Kapooka basic training.
We were confined to base, Sunday was a day off, so we were all in the court between buildings polishing our brass and spit polishing boots, someone even ran a lead out and were ironing greens.
Almost a homely feeling with us all collectivly doing our chors and beginning to bond after 12 weeks of shared hardships, starting to feel the euphoria of physical fitness.
About 9 or so newly acquired boom boxes all tuned to the same station that they were every other Sunday, so we could hear American Top 40 and Casey Carson's Coast to Coast.
Particularly good acoustics in the space with the many speakers spread out.
This guy started saying the poem , it touted some thought provoking notions , then the music started.
Well my goodness... I felt up lifted and in the moment, and I simultaneously realised 3 things.
I really like The Moody Blues...I love the sound of the Sitar..... what some folks call spiritual experiences, could be in some cases moments of peak euphoria, I don't say this to diminish their reality, I say it to explain mine.
The 5 or so minutes of peak euphoria passed and left me feeling better for the rest of the day.
Have a soft spot for this track ever since.