Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Music that changed my life

Music that changed my life

I think this is something that quite a few of us share, where simply listening to something completely altered your mood or outlook on life.  It allowed you to smile through the pain, to be consoled and find comfort or matched the mood on that nearly perfect day.  Music has had a tremendous impact in my life and sometimes guided me down and back out again of certain rabbit holes in life.  In a way, this is my way of thanking the artists and this involved in crafting the words and sounds that helped me make it here today.

A caveat, music was always playing in the house, Dad was a big Faron Young and Charlie Pride guy.  he was into country, but not too much of a traditionalist, sure Haggard, Jones and Cash  were played, but not as much as Marty Robbins and Hank Snow or Buck Owens.  So it was conventional, but not exactly traditional.  Naturally as a literal child of the sixties, it was in my nature to rebel against what my parents listened to, so I kept my eyes and ears open and rebellion found me soon enough.

Last Train to Clarksville - The Monkees
Go All The Way - The Raspberries
Sister Goldenhair  - America
Do Ya - Electric Light Orchestra
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Just Remember I Love You - Firefall
My Best Friends Girl - The Cars
My Sharona - The Knack
It's All Over Now/The Last Time/The Night Before - The Rolling Stones and The Beatles
What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding? - Elvis Costello
Angel Wanna Wear My Red Shoes - Elvis Costello
Who Do You Love? - George Thoroughgood and The Delaware Destroyers
Another Nail In My Heart - Squeeze
Your Sister Told Me - Don Dixon
Theme From The Vindicators - The Fleshtones
Lips Like Sugar - Echo and the Bunnymen
Inside Out - The Mighty Lemon Drops
Something About You  - Level 42
Turn To The Sky - The March Violets
Be Still - Los Lobos

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