The heat. I think that’s the way the whole thing began. There’s a lot of landscape that I never would have described if I hadn’t been homesick. If I hadn’t wanted to remember. The impulse was nostalgia. It’s not an uncommon impulse among writers.
“The one consistent thing is that they [The Beatles] were all terribly funny, always, all of them. Wisecracking, wisecracking, wisecracking - really funny.
When I was on tour with them [in 1966] I remember that they were tired. They were more cynical than ever. I remember them saying, ‘Your bloody American fans are trying to kill us.’” - Joan Baez, Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles’ Last Concert
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All I could do during those years was talk long-distance to the boy I already knew I would never marry in the spring.
I would stay in New York, I told him, just six months, and I could see the Brooklyn Bridge from my window.
As it turned out the bridge was the Triborough,
and I stayed eight years.
Well the nerves started to build and build until the point that I developed this demon cough: this deep cough that was coming from the lowest part of my diaphragm. Well, Joan Baez, which was in the bigger tent, heard me coughing and she sent her assistant over with some tea. She said “Excuse me, but Joan heard you coughing and thought you might like this.” I thought “Joan? You mean….Joan Baez?” She was my idol. So I drank this tea and it was like my magic elixir from Joan Baez. That was really my Woodstock moment. …Then they came to my tent and said “You’re next.” So I walked the plank, and it was literally a plank, to my certain doom. I mean, how could I possibly entertain those multitudes. Nobody heard of me. They’d heard of everybody else. But the phenomena of me at Woodstock is that I walked on the stage as an unknown person, and I walked away a celebrity.
Melanie [Safka] talking about her experience at Woodstock (x)
LAMOUCHE: “Hodbin olmakla beraber zekî, kurnaz ve gâyet çalışkandı".
JOAN HASLIP: “O asla câni ve zâlim değildi; târih bir gün onun, dâima milletinin saâdeti için çalıştığını yazacaktır.”
İNGİLİZ SEFÎRİ LAYARD: “Çok sevimli, iyi niyetli, doğru sözlü, nâzik ve insanî duygularla mücehhez, tebaasının hayrı için elinden gelen her şeyi zevkle yapmaya hazır bir kimse olarak görünüyordu.”
FRANSIZ ELÇİSİ BOMPARD: “Sultan Abdülhamid Han, kendisiyle oynanılır bir padişah değildir. Zamanında Avrupa’da onun kadar dış siyasete aşina bir diplomat yoktu… Büyük feraset sahibi bir diplomat olduğundan, politika işlerini tehlikeli yerlerden geçmeyerek idare ederdi.”
LORD FICHER: “Üç sene süren Akdeniz Filosu amiralliğim esnasında iki şahsiyete tesadüf etmiştim: Sultan II. Abdülhamid ve Papa XIII. Leon… Şahsen II. Abdülhamid’e karşı derin bir hürmetim vardır. Hâlbuki bizim sefîrimiz, benim görüşüme katılmıyordu. Bu gibi işleri kavramış olanlar, Abdülhamid’in bütün Avrupa’nın en usta ve hızlı düşünen diplomatlarından olduğuna hükmetmekte gecikmez.”