Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Something a Little Different.
Today, instead of trying to be witty, charming and impressive, I thought you, the reader deserved a chance, sort of, if you want. I will start by telling you about my drive to work this morning. One of the first songs Siri played was Moondance by Van Morrison. It was a great way to start my day.
Van and I belted it out halfway down the freeway. And when it was done, the whole world seemed a little nicer. I hadn't had enough, but was in the mood for a little rock and roll, so I had Siri cue up Baby, Please Don't Go, by Them. Them is the band that launched Van Morrision's career. Their version of Baby Please Don't Go is my favorite, and I have several copies. It really rocks, check it out.
Van Morrison is a rock and roll star whose career spanned several decades. His album (cd) Still on Top is a constant source of joy. It has covers a career that is spectacular, and underrated. And every time I listen to it I am grateful it is there.
These videos are only a small sampling, but you can hear the variety, and delight in the music. Which is what music is all about.
Now, it is you turn. What single artist album do you feel has the widest variety of musical styles? Which album is the one most liable to get you through a rough commute, on a muggy morning, when it is only a Wednesday, and you were hoping for Friday? Enjoy the music, enjoy your coffee, and enjoy your day.
Labels: Baby Please Don't Go, commute, Gloria, Greatest Hits, happiness, Moondance., Music, Still on Top, Them, Van Morrison
There is not much to say, but, for those who find any offense, please remember these are only stories, jokes, and have no relation to reality. Kind of like life.
I like life, and hope it lasts a long time, but it does require some explanation, that is why these blogs exist. To help people navigate times and events that make no sense.
Here are a few places you can find a few things.
The Original Life Explained. Where it all started, a little rambling and a lot of nothing important.
Life Explains The End Views on humanity's race to self extinction. I hope I am wrong.
Life Explains Smiles Because everybody likes it when you smile.
Life Explains Aging Getting older is not always easier, but it is worth the effort. And a few small things can make it much more pleasant.
Life Explains Traveling and Commuting Mostly commuting. Driving bugs me and working bugs me so driving to work is the ultimate insult of modern life, and I like to complain.
Life Explained Explores History. The real problem with history is there is so much of it. It is all over the place. But, if you take the time to look at the small pieces it is fascinating.
Life Explains Music Music is a universal language. I like guitar based rock and roll, but there is a little bit of a lot here.