Posts Tagged ‘Dabney’

“Muskrat Love” was a hit in the 1970′s not once but twice–first by America in 1973 and then by Captain and Tennille in 1976!

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

1970's FM GoldI am an aficionado of 1970′s songs. I have over a thousand 70′s hits in my iTunes folder, almost all of which I can sing at a moment’s notice. (This talent does NOT endear me to my family.) I spent the last few years of high school–class of 1979–in South Florida listening to WSHE and WHYI and the occasional cassette tape, driving along to a blend of pop, rock, soul, disco and bizarre. (What else would you call Meatloaf’s Paradise by the Dashboard Light?) Some songs I can’t stand to hear today–anything from Hotel California makes me feel queasy–but many of them I still love.

Every few years I make a playlist called 70′s FM Gold. I include the good and the bad and the crazy.  I just finished making my current playlist and thought I’d share a sampling. I think of these songs as part of the soundtrack of my life. So, bring out your own musical memories for… (more…)

“First time I saw you, I knew I would love you….”

Monday, February 14th, 2011
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Earlier this week, while driving to go pick up my ninth graders from school, I found myself with tears pouring down my cheeks and a crack in my heart. I was listening to the incomparable Wynonna sing “Come Some Rainy Day.” It’s a song about losing your true love, but I hear it and think of my children.

“…First time I saw you/I knew I would love you/…When I kissed you/I lost my heart completely/All we wanted/Was just to stay that way…We move on/Put those dreams away/Hoping that we’ll find them/Come some rainy day/How could I know/That everything would change/Except the way I miss you/Come some rainy day.” (more…)