Good Day World!
We are born, and eventually we die.
What we do in-between defines us.
I’ve got 20 tunes that I’d like played when it comes time to bid adieu to my friends and family.
(Photo-The Love of my life, and wife, Shirley)
In that final celebration of my life let music tell my story:
Another one of my favorite groups is The Doors.
From the Strange Days album (1967) I really related to “People Are Strange.” I also like, “Break on Through (To the Other Side)” from “The Doors” 1967 album.
One of those defining life moments for me happened when I was in a chopper flying to Cambodia. A boom box was playing “Paint It Black” while I wondered if I’d survive the incursion into another foreign country. It was upbeat and scary.
This anthem song “Where Have all the Flowers Gone: Eve of Destruction” by Barry McQuire is another song that has a lot of meaning to me. The music is highlighted with real films from the Vietnam war.
When it comes to Love Songs my favorite one is “Brown-Eyed Girl,” by Van Morrison, because it’s my song to Shirley – my wife, and love of my life.
One of my favorite singers is Joan Baez. Everything she’s done is magic. In particular I love “In The Quite Morning.”
These musical hits all ring memory bells dear to me:
White Rabbit, by Grace Slick & The Jefferson Airplane.
That’ll Be The Day by Buddy Holly.
American Pie, by Don McLean
Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks (1974 – the year I got married)
Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce
Run Through the Jungle by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Someday Never Comes also by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Mercedes Benz by the great Janis Joplin.
I Did It My Way by Frank Sinatra
Time for me to walk on down the road…