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      Twyla & Lou wrote this song for the concept album "Paint America Love" in response to the changing times America was going through in the early 1970's. Those tumultuous times are very reminiscent of what our country is going through right now. 
   Here at ISHBAH we feel it's time to put "Look Out The Window" on the turntable again and "Paint America Love" 
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Campus RestLou Christie
00:00 / 03:30
    Here's another song from Lou's 1971 album ... 
        "Paint America Love"
     Thanks for revisiting this album over the last few months here at ISHBAH.
      Now that it looks like the quarantine is loosing up a bit Lou will be able to get back in the studio again to record some new picks for It Should Have Been a Hit.
       Stay tuned music fans.
All the best from all us here at ISHBAH 
Song Pick #88 from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love
" Wood Child "
~ Lou Christie ~
1-Wood Child
00:00 / 04:37
    Here is another song from the album "Paint America Love".
    It was written many years ago but we feel it's as relevant today as it was back then.        It's about following the light that leads you through the dark. 
    We hope the light you follow helps guide you through the landmines & obstacles that life has a way of placing in front of us now and then.

     Be well friends ... stay in the light of your Lighthouse.
Song Pick #87 from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love
" Lighthouse "
~ Lou Christie ~
00:00 / 03:36
    Wherever plastic comes from it stays around forever.
   Only 9% of plastic has been recycled in the 70 years it's been with us. 
    We do however love paper.  It's organic, it comes from the trees and you can reuse and recycle it. 
   Here is a song of Lou's we'd like to recycle your way on ISHBAH this Sunday.
  Give it a listen and what do you think ...     
       Paper or Plastic?
Song Pick #86 from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love
" Paper Song "
~ Lou Christie ~
00:00 / 03:38
    Here's a song from "Paint America Love" that brings each of us to a personal place that we call America. 
   With all that is happening in America right now we here at ISHBAH think it's a good reason to take a step back in time and revisit that special place in our hearts that we call home ...
a place called America.
    We hope this song in some way helps you find your way back home.
Song Pick #85 from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love
" Best Way to See America "
~ Lou Christie ~
The Best Way To See America
00:00 / 03:01
    Here's another song from the album " Paint America Love "
     It's about growing up and learning to navigate the long winding roads between here and there ... Lou traveled those back roads with his friend Chuckie.
    They rode around in a 32 Ford Model A pickup truck.
Song Pick #84 from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love
" Chuckie Wagon "
~ Lou Christie ~
4-Chuckie Wagon
00:00 / 02:53
   This song was banned on the radio because of the line "six more brownies left till you get to Ontario." Boy the times sure have changed haven't they.
   What this song is really about is two young guys traveling across America in the 60's trying to find themselves.
Song Pick #83 from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love
" Waco "
~ Lou Christie ~
WacoLou Christie
00:00 / 03:22
     Leonard Bernstein sent Lou a congratulatory letter about Paint America Love when the album was released in 1971.
    We think this song sums up what a lot of us are feeling and going thru these days. 
    We hope you are all well and we hope this song speaks to your heart in these uncertain times.
Song Pick #82 from Lou's album 
      Paint America Love
" Look Out the Window "
~ Lou Christie ~
00:00 / 05:43
   The year was 1971 ... the world was rapidly changing.  Twyla and I went into the studio with some really talented people to record a totally different kind of record than what we had done in the past.
One of those talented people was our arranger Ron Frangipani.
We left the studio feeling the music clicked on all cylinders and the three of us felt that we had achieved what we set out to accomplish.  To tell the story of what America was going through in those days of change.
I'm so sorry to report that Ron passed away this week from  coronavirus.  He will be missed but hopefully remembered every time this album is played.
Please try to be safe & well in these trying days that we are all going through now.
   ~ Lou
Song Pick #81 from my album 
      Paint America Love
" Paint America Love "
~ Lou Christie ~
Paint America Love
00:00 / 05:15
   This Album was a true labor of love for Twyla and I.  We wrote more than we ever wrote before and for the first time we weren't thinking of cracking the top forty but rather trying to capture the changing times America was going through in the early 1970's.
     Those were heady times back then; very reminiscent of the times we are going through now. 
     I'd like to believe that this album stands the test of time. Let us know what you think here on ISHBAH ...
Lou Christie Says...
" It Should Have Been a Hit ! "