A few nights ago, I opened the refrigerator to grab my bottle of Kahlua Mudslide and immediately started to sing to the tune of The Sounds of Silence, the following lyrics:
Hello, Mudslide, my old friend… I’ve come to visit you again… Because I’m feeling bored and lonely…can’t go much longer without sleeping…and I’m sure with you I’ll sleep well…very well…
Well, it’s not perfect but that’s what came natural, although not in tune, and I hope you get a chuckle out of it. Feel free to finish the lyrics and share in the comments! I’m just not that talented! Enjoy!
Music has always been a huge part of my life. I’m sure that statement holds true for many people. Music has helped me get through some tough times, but my love for music began in early childhood.
I was just a little girl as I sat and listened to the music my parents listened to; a little Frank Sinatra, a bit of the Beatles, and many of the other popular artists of the 60’s. I had favorite songs back then, too. I get nostalgic when I hear something from the ‘good ol’ days’.
In the 70’s, I was introduced (by radio DJ’s) to The Carpenters, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Bee Gees, Abba…and so many more pop artists. Then came AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and The Eagles. When I was old enough to buy my own records, I was thrilled! I bought my records with my babysitting money in a little record store, aptly named, “The Music Box.” I loved that place!
Most of my favorite songs are from the 90’s – I’m not saying I don’t have favorites from other decades, but my Top 15 favorite songs are mostly from the 90’s. The following songs made my list based on lyrics, guitars, drums, or on a deeper, more personal level. I hope you enjoy these videos!
I’m not a Country music fan these days, however back in the 90’s I sure was. It was a time in my life when I needed the calm and “down to earth” style I found in Country music. Things started to change when it seemed like every new artist was trying to sound like Garth Brooks or Alan Jackson. That’s when I switched back to good ol’ Rock music!
I still have a few favorites in the Country music category, though. Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)” is one of them. I had this song pop into my head this morning and I remembered that Joe Diffie passed away from COVID19. He was 61 years old.
RIP Joe. I hope you know this song is forever imprinted on my memory!
The song, The Final Countdown, got stuck in my head over the weekend. Dad and I were discussing the pandemic and how we’re all in this together. We agreed that the longer we ignore the science, the longer it will take to get this under control.
We spoke of the millions who have contracted COVID-19, and the millions who will die unnecessarily before this is over IF we all don’t band together and do what needs to be done. I mean, a few minor inconveniences seems a much better plan for the future than being on a ventilator and dying alone. The last thing that came out of my mouth, which nearly brought me to tears was, “If we don’t get our shit together, this could be our final countdown.”
And that’s all it took for this song to get stuck in my head for 2 days, and now regrettably, every time I hear the song I will think of the year 2020 and how we have failed.
No, I don’t think it’s the end of the world, but it’s quite possibly the end of the world as we know it…. Well, shit. Now that song is stuck in my head!