It’s a beautiful day. Is it? I don’t find it beautiful per say. More like adequate, sufficient, or possibly even two shades of presentable. But beautiful? There were certainly things about the day that were beautiful. Like for instance when the smog-clouds dissipated and the sun finally clocked in for work. It was certainly pleasant, but beautiful? Meh.
Now, as far as the late 60s SF folk-rock band with ankles wading in the pool of psychedelia, that (when stricken with the groove-mood to let the mind wander) is beautiful. I discovered It’s A Beautiful Day on an obscure psychedelic site a few years back, and upon seeing a hefty $35 price tag for this, their 1969 album, also their first, at my local record shop, I immediately thought this 7-track debut must have been filled with ear gold (golden earrings?). Turns out, the record shop had just severely overpriced this album. I ended up nabbing this copy for $1 at a shop closer to downtown.
Although it may not necessarily be a beautiful day, any day that isn’t terrible is that much closer to beautiful.
Ah. A bit of meteorological philosophy. Excellent.
This album has a reputation, doesn’t it? Perhaps less if it had been called the more honest ‘It’s an Adequate Day’.
PS. You might enjoy http://vinylconnection.com.au/2013/07/22/things-can-only-get-better-cover-art/
Nice side by side with Eddie & The Hotrods! Other possible album titles for this 1969 gem could have been, It’s Another Smoggy Day, It’s Another Day Rent is Overdue, and / or just It’s A Day.