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“Another Night in Any Town”

“You can hear the thunder of their cry.” – Journey “Ahead of their time. They wonder why.” The “thunder of their cry,” and “they wonder why.” Oh, the agonizing yearning of restless youth! Do you remember it? Was that you … Continue reading

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“Take Me Now, We Can Spin Around the Sun”

“And the stars will all come out.” – Foo Fighters I’ve seen the Foo Fighters in concert three times. I didn’t think much of them in the late 90’s when they first came upon the scene. I just thought – … Continue reading

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“Music and Passion”

“Were always the fashion” – Barry Manilow Yes, I love music and I love this Barry Manilow hit from 1978, and I’ll tell you what else was “in fashion” and what else I had a “passion” for in 1978 – … Continue reading

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“Word, Gettin’ A Girl is Hard, It Ain’t Funny”

“Kangol don’t know if she want me or my money” – U.T.F.O. In 1987, I gave a blank Memorex cassette tape to a high school basketball teammate and asked if he would make me a copy of that album he … Continue reading

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“Come They Told Me”

“Pa rum pum pum pum.” – Various artists (written by Katherine Kennicott Davis) Ah yes, it is the beautiful musical story of the little boy who had nothing to bring the newborn king, but instead carried his drum and played … Continue reading

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“Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You”

“Share the joys of laughter and good cheer.” – Billy Squier Christmas is the time when we do things or say things we may only do once a year or maybe once in a lifetime. It’s a season that brings … Continue reading

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“I’m a Loc’d Out Gangsta, Set Trippin’ Banger”

“And my homies is down, so don’t arouse my anger” – Coolio If ever any lyrics mirrored my early life, it is … not these. Mind you, I always thought myself to be a bad man when simultaneously spitting the … Continue reading

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“To Dance the Bamba, to Dance the Bamba”

“You need a little bit of grace.” – Ritchie Valens Did you know this was the English translation to the first few lines of the song “La Bamba”? Neither did I. If you said you did, then you lie! Or … Continue reading

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“When the Night Has Come”

“And the land is dark. And the moon is the only light we’ll see.” – Ben E. King Happy fall, ya’ll. That’s what us southern folk like to say around these here parts. I was at a good ol’ southern … Continue reading

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“A Long December and There’s Reason to Believe”

One of my all-time favorite tweets came from The Counting Crows on January 1 of this year (see above). Unfortunately, 2021 really hasn’t been better. I lost a dad. I lost a co-worker. I had friends who lost relatives. And … Continue reading

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