Monday, May 13, 2013


Dear students,
As you already know on May 29th we are going to see “Aquarius” .

Here you will find a link to listen to all the songs of the play:
  • Rolling Stones: “I can’t get no satisfaction”
  • Chuck Berry: “Johnny B. Goode”
  • The Beatles “Across the Universe”
  • Jethro Tull: “Locomotive Breath”
  • Neil Young: “Southern Man”
  • Cat Steven: “Where do the children play”
  • Pink Floyd: “Wish you were here”

In class I will give you the photocopies with the lyrics, so that you can sing the songs while listening.

By the way do you know that you all were born in the Age of Aquarius?

In popular culture, the expression "Age of Aquarius" usually refers to the heyday of the hippie and New Age   movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

This New Age phenomenon is seen by some astrologers to be marked by the conjunction of the planet Uranus, ruler of the sign Aquarius, and the coming age, with Pluto, ruler of the masses, bringing radical change, in the 1960s.   

It is said that the Age of Aquarius will be more 'humanitarian' but at the same time 'unemotional' and this  may indicate  the emergence of active intergovernmental organizations and global solidarity movements. From the individual point of view, it may indicate individual and spiritual awakening en masse, which although is not organized, spontaneously forms a worldwide 'humanitarian' yet 'unemotional' era of spiritual clarity and spontaneous friendship.

However, as the song relates, it is only considered by astrologers as the "dawning" or "cusp" of the Age, with the full strength of the Age not occurring until some time in the future.

Enjoy yourselves!

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