It is comforting to know the people we share history with rely on the same music as a vehicle to the past. “The child has grown and the dream is gone”…BUT they remember! Roll the sound effects! A shared musical history rekindles “Comfortably Numb”.
Archive for ‘Music’
Song Thoughts: Always On My Mind
My dad announces that any Willie Nelson song will work for him. He can’t just choose one?!
Song Thoughts: The Last DJ
My brother told me “The Last DJ” is his favorite Tom Petty song. Sounds about right!
Olivia Newton-John: A Top Ten Remembrance
Olivia Newton-John was an inspiration to millions on and off the stage! To celebrate her life, here is my Top Ten songs that made the world a better place!
Song Thoughts: I Can’t Fight This Feeling
Song Thoughts. I ask someone to name a song or about a song and then write my thoughts, meanings, history, and connections that stem from that song.
Elton John Top Ten w/a Shot of Bradbury!
Elton John and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, were fans of Ray Bradbury’s writing and the song “Rocket Man” was, in fact, inspired by Bradbury’s 1951 short story “The Rocket Man”. I recommend reading the Bradbury short story “The Rocket Man” and then plug in the earbuds (or Seashells?) and give Elton’s “Rocket Man” a listen. Neither one will disappoint.
ZZ Top: A Top Ten (RIP Dusty)
The music world lost a rock-n-blues legend a few days ago. Dusty Hill, founding member and bass player for the rock-n-blues trio ZZ Top, put away his bass for the last time. In honor of Dusty. my top ten ZZ Top tunes.
Brothers Gibb: A Bee Gees Top Ten!
Not too long ago, I was mesmerized by the music documentary “Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”. This film tells the story of the Brothers Gibb, also known as The Bee Gees. I’ve been a fan of the Bee Gees since I can remember. And now I have my Bee Gees Top Ten list!
My Elvis Top Ten!
I could not think of a better top ten to end the year with than an Elvis Presley Top Ten! I’ve been an Elvis fan since the first time I heard “That’s All Right”. Elvis had it all from a big, generous heart to a big, golden voice.
A haiku written back in October 2020 in memory of Tom Petty and the release of his album Wildflowers & All the Rest, which includes music left off the original album back in 1994. I did not think Wildflowers could get any better. I was wrong.