Music and changing mores

January 16, 2017
This is a post about Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, the group's 1968 song "Young Girl" and changing mores. I know, what a combination, right? MO-RES is a noun that is...

Misheard song lyrics, you say?

January 9, 2017
Some time in the 80s, a friend's little girl thought Creedence Clearwater Revival sang "There's a bathroom on the right." The song was Bad Moon Rising and of course, the...

We will never be here again

August 19, 2016
We may lose and we may win but we will never be here again He was young and impossibly fresh-faced and adorable when he came to our attention in the early 1970s, part...

Poems and prayers and promises

March 4, 2016
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Laid low with a sinus infection I was perusing my extremely long Netflix list and decided to click on a documentary about the late John...

Back in the day

February 18, 2016
The other night a friend's teenage daughter showed me a photo of her senior prom dress. You know, what we used to call "gowns."  It was beautiful, bare midriff and...

In the future, remembering days past

May 15, 2015
It was 1967 and I was 16 years old when I heard the opening lines of Nights in White Satin. And then, the heavily orchestrated music of the Moody Blues began: Nights...

If the mountains should crumble to the sea

May 4, 2015
I'm not sure Ben E. King knew that he'd ignite a movement when he recorded Stand By Me in 1962. He didn't know it would be a hit by the Drifters and so many more or be...

My heart was singin’

March 7, 2015
Roll Me Away Stood alone on a mountain top Starin' out at the Great Divide I could go east I could go west It was all up to me to decide Just then I saw a young hawk...

All my dreams on a downtown train

November 3, 2014
The other month I read that years ago, Bob Seger was talking to Rod Stewart about a Tom Waits song he was excited about recording called Downtown Train.  He did...

Pythagorus, numbers and Three Dog Night

August 6, 2014
I've undertaken the study of Pythagorean philosophy recently  as part of my metaphysical reading and it's not easy going. "I'm struggling a little with the...

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