ANTHEM is coming: chapter 1

ANTHEM, Book 3 of the Sixties Trilogy, publishes on October 1. Each of the book's 47 chapters begins with a song from the Sixties to set the tone, mood, and scene. Every day between now and October 1, come have a listen and read a snippet from each chapter.

This is Chapter 1 (day 47):

"Everything That Touches You"
 Written by Terry Kirkman
 Performed by the Association
 Recorded at Western Recorders, Hollywood, California, 1968
 Drummer: Ted Bluechel, Jr. (concert)/Hal Blaine (studio)


"It's been so long since I've felt something. You know how it is when your heart splits open. Blood spurts everywhere. You can slap your palms to your chest, you can clutch at your breast, but your heart won't be held. It struggles away from you, away from further damage. It won't be held, I tell you... "

You can find the complete list of ANTHEM songs at its playlist Pinterest board, as well as on Spotify, thanks to Sara Lehman Ralph's good work. 

In Scrapbook 1, which begins the book, you can also find "Come Together" by the Youngbloods, "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out" by Timothy Leary, and "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" by Gil Scott Heron. See Sara's Spotify link above to hear them.

Tomorrow: Chapter 2, when we meet Norman... who likes a completely different kind of music. :>

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