In the light of JAMES TAYLOR's songs Walking Down A Country Road, October Road, and Up On The Roof, is it true to assume that city life is generally much more toxic than country living?


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Janey Profile
Janey answered
I'm sure I'll get flak for this but yes it's definitely true.I live just outside Basingstoke which is a "green belt area" and there's just a brilliant stretch of open meadow land beyond our back garden.It's like something out of a painting by Constable.I commute to work in London every day and it's hot, dusty, noisy with a rush rush 24/7.Congestion, traffic jams and at Christmas/ New Year we have the annual shopping rugby scrums.It's a concrete jungle and I could never life there.Where I'm at it's calmer, quieter less stress-free and a wonderful advertisement for pastoral England.
thanked the writer.
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Well, you'll get no flak from me because I think your Answer perfectly sums up --and epitomises-- the usual stark contrast between big city environments and the pastoral fields and meadows and streams.
[Now, where my copy gone of Beethoven's: "Pastoral Symphony"..??]
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
---No flak from me!!-- Your Answer, Janey, perfectly epitomises the stark contrast between the big city environments and the quieter rural retreats, of which Hampshire is blessed with many.
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Yes, Janey, your Comment epitomises the stark contrast between big city environment living and the relaxation to be found out (or down) in the country.
--And Hampshire is wonderfully rural, for the most part.
Karen Profile
Karen answered
Why yea.....he also sings with Carole King who also is very simple and calming.
thanked the writer.
Tony Newcastle
Tony Newcastle commented
Yes, they have had an enduring friendship, and musical collaborations a-plenty. I have always found Carole's songs to be meditative, soothing, and kinda peaceful.
I was also interested to learn that Amy Winehouse cited Carole King as an early influence and one of her first muses when it came to singing and songwriting.
Karen commented
I actually watched a video last night where Amy sang Carole's song.....but, once again, Tony, I spotted that doom and gloom hanging over Amy;s head. What a real pity that she has died and we only have what 2 CDs??. Hey also, I watched Slash for the first time last night....I KNOW I am a little "dated"...but still inpressed with his ability to play bass. He was playing our National Anthem and man, it was so good.
Arthur Wright Profile
Arthur Wright answered
Assume nothing here as its completely true, as city living is and always has been more toxic than country living where everything is more laid back than in big citys

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