Looking back on it after all these years, I find it sadly ironic that I totally hated the Close to the Edge album by Yes when I first heard it. Of course, in my defense I was introduced to it by having it blasted through the walls from the adjoining room in the Air Force Barracks I was living in at the time. I can’t say I thought much of the annoying wise ass fellow who was blasting it at me either. What makes it so ironic is that the album is now one of my all time favorites, and that “annoying wise ass” – one Dennis Wilson (but not THAT one) – turned out to be one of the best friends I would ever have.
I know there’s isn’t much chance that anyone will actually listen to an entire album, particularly one by Yes that no one who reads this blog seems to fancy all that much anyway, but I just have to have these gorgeous David’s Channel videos on my blog!
All videos via David’s Channel on YouTube
I think about my old friend every time I listen to that music, and wonder whatever became of him. I hope he’s well…
I want ice water.
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