Today is Monday, and that means it is time for Music Moves Me. Our honorary conductor of the month, Michelle (Naila Moon), has decreed we have a "freebie" this week, so we can pick whatever music we wish.
Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? We are headed by our head Engineer XmasDolly. Her co-conductors are: ♥Callie of JAmerican Spice♥, (who right now is visiting when she can - please keep her in your thoughts ) and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥ Also, co-conducting is ♥Cathy from Curious as a Cathy♥ And, finally, me.
So, what about today's nostalgia? I'm choosing the 1975-1976 period, a period that brings back a lot of memories for me.
Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac: This song reminds me of my early days as a military "dependent", when my spouse went active duty in the Air Force. Released in 1975, for some reason I associate this song more with 1976, which is also when this live performance was taped. Rolling Stone magazine even did an article about this performance - in 2015. Better late than never, I say.
Year of the Cat - Al Stewart. This is the title song of his 1976 album. I just love the lyrics, which make me remember some long distance car trips this song made easier.
Someone Saved My Life Tonight - Elton John. I can still sing almost all the lyrics to this one without help. This live performance is from 1976.
Blinded by the Light - Manford Mann's Earth Band, with probably the most misunderstood lyrics of any rock song, ever.
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - I remember living in Wichita Falls, Texas (my spouse's first duty station) and my first experiences with insanely hot summers. I hesitated a little in posting this because of the belief of many that this song is a glamorization of suicide, something the group Blue Oyster Cult denies.
Several years ago, I was fortunate to be able to see Blue Oyster Cult and their performance was amazing.
And speaking of amazing - I can't hear (Don't Fear) The Reaper without thinking of of what may be the best Saturday Night Live skit of all time - More Cowbell. (I hope this link plays; I had a hard time finding this) I've got a fever and this skit is the prescription!.
We are having a somewhat unusual them next week - see you then.
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