Today, on Music Moves me, the theme is "Songs with a Location in the Title".
She lived most of her life in Brooklyn, and my father was a native of Brooklyn, so why not start with the location of Brooklyn for my first song?
Neil Diamond - Brooklyn Roads
Those who know me well know I am a Simon and Garfunkel fan. So, I switch to Manhattan and offer this song, "Bleeker Street".
My friend's husband is a musician, someone who performs in community choruses and helps to moderate a music group on Facebook. I was honored to see him perform once, the spring after Superstorm Sandy hit New York City. The theme of the concert was water.
Today, I immediately thought of a song about seas; I guess "Beyond the Sea" is a song with a location in it. Isn't it?
My friend and I both went to the same high school as Bobby Darin (just not at the same time). In fact, that wasn't his name at the time - his birth name was Walden Robert Cassotto. Sadly, as a child, he suffered from rheumatic fever, which weakened his heart and caused him lifelong problems. He died, from complications of surgery related heart valve replacement surgery, when he was only 37 years old.
"Beyond the Sea" was released in 1960. That, and "Mack the Knife", are two of my favorite songs.
Finally, I have blogged about this song before, but it fits this theme so way. Glen Campbell was born in the same year as Bobby Darin, and now, he is perhaps in the final months of his life, his mind taken from us by Alzheimer's. This is my favorite Glen Campbell song - Wichita Lineman. In fact, several of his hits have locations in their title.
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The rest of this post is a small remembrance of my friend.
I remember how much my friend loved to garden. When I think of roses, or strawberries, I think of my friend.
Crocheting for charity
A backyard grows in Brooklyn (featuring her small backyard garden)
More of her backyard
Haiku in Brooklyn
Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Cathy, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.