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A song you like with a colour in the title: “Color My World”. A song of at least a billion weddings, in the 70s. Chicago was and still is classic at its best. I saw them once in the 90s.
A song that needs to be played very loud: “Like a Hurricane” Neil Young. I first heard this song by a cover band in the early 80s do this song. I didn’t even have to ask who wrote it.
A song that makes you want to dance: Slow dance – “Reasons” Earth, Wind & Fire”. Fast: “Already Gone” by the Eagles. Glen Frey was my age when he passed. Far to young unless the first name is Neil. I have not seen either the Eagles or E,W&F.
A song to drive to: First beautiful late spring songs – Beach Boys. Any or all. I used to have a cassette tape of every song they did. First warm day, I blasted this. I’ve seen this band at least three times. In 1972 I went to two of their concerts the same week. (One is Boston, One in Hartford.)
A song with a number in the title: “One” Three Dog Night. “Chuck’s gonna sing it” as it was introduced on their “Live at the Forum” LP. I saw them live in the 90s but Chuck didn’t sing it. He was in rehab.
A song that makes you happy: Pharell Williams’ “Happy” from earlier this decade. I’m sure he’s great live, but not with me.
A song that makes you sad: “Jolly Mon” by Jimmy Buffett. My the eight year-old daughter and I sang this on the way to our diner on Sundays (for years). I haven’t had a conversation with her (except at a wedding or whatever) in 18 years. I feel that loss every day. She’s happy & doing well. She recently completed her doctororeal. She has 2 kids.
A song that reminds you of summer: “Summer Wind” Seals & Crofts. No I never say them. Too many of their songs are whiny.
A song that you remember from your childhood: “I Want to Hold Your Hand” I heard it once and said to a friend that once I heard that song rock changed forever. I never saw the Beatles. I’ve seen Paul three times and Ringo once.
A song that breaks your heart: “Starting Over” John Lennon. He had finally both his act and marriage together. He never got the chance to start over.
A song that you never get tired of: “The Boys Are Back in Town” by Thin Lizzy. In the 00s our recording was one or twice a year, so I played this to start shows. By 2012 we had a regular recording schedule.
A song from your preteen year: “Rhythm of the Rain” by the Cascades. I love all rock. I even like Fogelberg’s cover of this.
A song that is a cover by another artist: “Tainted Love” most think Soft Cell did the original. The first time done by Gloria Jones.
A song from the year you were born: I just looked it up. I don’t do pre-rock questions.
A song that makes you think about life: “Leader of the Band” which reminds me of my dad. The last 20 years of his life he sang at nightclubs. He didn’t understand rock music. And then came the Beatles. He loved them. I thought he was hip then.
Your favourite song with a persons name in the title: “Sweet Baby James”. He still sings great. I saw him in Hartford in the 80s.
A song that you think everyone should listen to: “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
A song by a band you wish were still together” Duh.
A song by an artist no longer living: “Keep Me in Your Heart” by Warren Zevon. I used it in the video that we made whenr Johnnie Walker died. I miss him. Lots.
A song by an artist with a voice you love: Eric Clapton. He plays guitar, too. Did you know that? Of course you did. I saw him in 1974 when I worked for the rock station WTXL. It was when “Layla” first came out. Great show, as you might imagine.
Have fun this Labor Day weekend! Be safe. We still haven’t moved. The dude dying slowed it down. Our new move date is a week from tomorrow. Peace & love. We will return. Same time. Same Blog. – Bud.