Monday 28th April 2014
This week I have on offer some really nice tunes, slightly leaning towards the country style. They are however very pleasing to the ear. There are many other titles of the same and varying music styles if you would like to check them out, but please enjoy my offerings. Thank you.
The video above is my favourite, just love this style, the sound, the beat almost everything about it. I first heard it made me want to listen to more of Tim McGraw.
What is it with this sound, I cannot get enough. It seems strange to me, a Brit loving this American style of country music. Hope ye’ all enjoy it as much as me.
Another song that makes me see and think of nothing but sunshine. Being a guitar player I would so love to play this type of music, but it just does not suit a Brit. When I was gigging back in the 70’s-80’s I played in band that played country music, but it was what we musician types would call 3 chord wonders. Put you to sleep music, definitely if one played it.
Thursday 15th August 2013.
A year ago this site started under a different name and has been redesigned, but music is still the foundation.
New Face, New Name, But the music is still ..
All my life music has been a part of me. Most of the time I took it for granted, and accepted and enjoyed it for what it was. All styles are to my liking I am a person with an open mind. If my ears like what I hear, and my mind absorbs the sounds then I become part of the sounds. It matters not what the genre, whether it jazz, blues, musicals, pop I was happy within myself. As I developed I did start to have preferences, but this did not affect my music limitations.
Just before my sixteenth birthday I took up the guitar, and it engulfed me. I had a fabulous time playing, learning and discovering a whole new world. As I progressed and my ability and understanding became very proficient, I wanted more, strumming and picking in my bedroom was not enough. I decided to venture out and try to meet new people, and to play in public. Instead of learning how to play everyone else’s music, although I learnt some, I preferred to write my own. I was already writing poetry and lyrics, so I thought I was on a head start.
This blog has been ignored by me for far too long, I think it has a lot to offer, a variety light-hearted and loving music. In fact any style one wishes to hear or request. I was not sure as to what to do with it, and this is why I have left it dormant trying to think of a new life or new line for it. But really, after great deal of thought I realised there is no real way of doing this, because music is the foundation of this site, and of course people lives, and since its birth I have noticed others popping up, doing similar. So maybe a trend it has started with this initial fabulous idea.
So today it is just like a new beginning.
Do you ever listen to the radio or a disco or go to gig and here songs that originally meant nothing, but as the years passed and you hear it again, it suddenly tugs those memory strings. Like me for example, a few years ago I saw Hermans Hermits, they meant nothing to me in their hey day, poppy commercial chart rubbish, we all use to say, but seeing and hearing them they suddenly ignited nice and beautiful memories from the day. I also even said they were very good.
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August 24th 2012 Friday
I can never forget that when I see my dog covered in blue plumbago flowers, as all I think is he ‘has flowers in my fur’ ….. and as for another blog post – the wonderful Joan
My father introduced me to Joan Baez. My father, the radical trade union representative in his youth, who didn’t like the politics of Joan Baez when he was older. He hated her singing ‘We shall overcome’ but couldn’t resist the beauty of her voice.
So, when he was standing on his market stall, next to someone who sold records, he bought two Joan Baez LPs. I still have them. I can’t resist listening. ‘Once I had a sweetheart’ is one of the saddest songs I have ever heard.
Taken from an earlier post of mine on Clouds
Choose whichever Joanie one you want. I think Te Ador is a bit more cheerful.
Come on all you old hippies remember and tell us your story……
Gerry A /C September 2012