Monday, 15 February 2021

A Stitch In Time


Can you believe it? FIFTY YEARS since Carole King released her amazing album "Tapestry" [We have the LP here, packed in a box, ready to move]

This was the music of my teens - I would have happily spent all day sitting on a window seat, stitching my tapestry and singing to myself [not that I wanted a cat] I never had those long slim legs or gorgeous flowing curls though.

Tapestry was one of those albums where every song counted. CK was involved as writer, or co-writer of every track. She was only 18 when she penned "Will you still love me tomorrow?"

Along with the tunes and lyrics Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell, her music spoke to many young women in the 1970s. She remains a thoughtful, intelligent woman, speaking out on environmental and social issues. In January 2017, on the day after Trump was inaugurated as President, she marched in the Women's March [she was 75] This was a worldwide protest, prompted by the fact that several of Trump's statements were considered by many as anti-women or otherwise offensive to women. It was the largest single-day protest in US history  According to organizers, the goal was to "send a bold message to our new administration on their first day in office, and to the world that women's rights are human rights" She carried a sign saying "One Small Voice" explaining that "I’ve never stopped believing that one small voice plus millions of other small voices is exactly how we change the world"

Thank you Carole, for the hours of pleasure you have given to so many with your music - laughing with us, crying with us, sharing joys and pain. Even if we have never got to meet you, we know you understand how we feel

You just call out my name
And you know wherever I am
I'll come running, to see you again
Winter, spring, summer or fall
All you have to do is call
And I'll be there, yes I will
You've got a friend

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue
An everlasting vision of the ever-changing view
A wondrous, woven magic in bits of blue and gold
A tapestry to feel and see, impossible to hold


  1. Such wonderful lyrics and I remember those wonderful days well of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Donovan and of course my favourite song writer Leonard Cohen not everyones cup of tea I know but I have most of his albums. Bring back the seventies is what I say.

  2. That's a blast from the past! I remember listening to that album for hours.

  3. A much beloved album. Still playing it. Timeless.

  4. About two years ago I saw "Beautiful" the stage play about her life - just an amazing women and so many songs! If you ever get the chance it is well worth the price of a ticket.

  5. Lovely album. Saw a documentary with her and James Taylor - apparently still best friends - just lovely

  6. Subliminal and life-changing album in my young life. I think I know the words to all the songs but don't ask me what I had for breakfast this morning!x


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