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“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!

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… Continue reading

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


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.” Continue reading