Life’s Playlist…. I Believe in You and Me by Whitney Houston

Life’s Playlist…. Power of Love by Huey Lewis and the News

Should I have known this?

On this date in 1493, Columbus returned to Spain after his voyage to the New World.  (America)  I just assumed he stayed, should I have known differently?

On this date in 1892 the first escalator was patented.

In 1913, Woodrow Wilson held the first Presidential Press Conference on this date.  Pissing off the next 17 Presidents who followed.

On this date in 1922, the first southern radio station went on the air…. WSB in Atlanta.  Still on the air today!

In 1952, the greatest 24 hour rainfall began in the Indian Ocean….. 73.6 inches.

The first T.G.I.Friday’s opened on this date in 1965.

Who knew?


Life’s Playlist…. Free Bird by Lynrd Skynrd

Following up on yesterday’s post…. this song takes me to SO many places.

SO many places!


Life’s Playlist…. Forever Young performed by Joan Baez

For me, few things evoke genuine emotion like music.

I can listen to a song and be taken away to a place, a time, a moment.

Some songs make my heart soar, others send me into a deep despair.  I cry when I hear the Star Spangled Banner, my heart is filled with youthful joy when I hear Mustang Sally.

We Are the World puts me in a pool at Georgia Southern College and Vogue places me on the dancefloor at a Sunday Tea-Dance.

Years after their funerals I still struggle listening to How Great Thou Art as it places me on the front row at my parents funerals.

Yesterday, I was writing my April column for Georgia Mountain Laurel, the column is about someone who has had a major impact on my life and a song kept coming through my head.

It’s funny, how a song can put your mind in a place or the notes of a chorus brings a person to mind.

Music has always had this impact on me, all the songs of my life tie together to form a symphony of the people and places of my years here on earth.

I hope my chorus has many more stanzas to go, before the final note is played.

Last night I was watching YouTube and this song popped up on the screen.  I watched one version and ended up watching five different artists perform it.  I have always loved the song, let the words speak to you, in my mind they represent Bob Dylan’s best work….

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay
Forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young
May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay
Forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young
May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay
Forever young
Forever young
Forever young
May you stay
Forever young


Life’s Playlist…. Carolina In My Mind by James Taylor

Happy Birthday, James Taylor!