October 24, 2009

A Song So Perfect, It Actually Makes Me Cry

Sit back, spark one up, and blow your mind. The Byrds from 1965...it doesn't get much better than this.

This song was the flip side to the massive hit "Turn! Turn! Turn!" It is also rumored to have been inspired by songwriter Gene Clark's intense infatuation with Michelle Phillips, with whom he would later have a passionate, albeit short lived, love affair. The story is that Clark saw Michelle across a smoky room at the Whisky A Go Go. A lifelong victim of anxiety and shyness, Clark was much too timid to approach her. So, instead, he went home and wrote this song about the woman he just saw.

Now being recognized as the pop masterpiece that it is, truly worthy of being a single in its own right, "She Don't Care About Time" is now included in all pressings of the "Turn! Turn! Turn!" CD as a bonus track.


  1. Laura, thank you so much for letting me start my late Saturday morning with this!

  2. Thanks for the reminder. Just grabbed it from iTunes.