Monday, September 17, 2018

Don't Leave Me Driftwood #MusicMovesMe

It's Monday and I welcome you to #MusicMovesMe.

Who are the #MusicMovesMe bloggers? Every other week we have a theme, and on alternate weeks, we can blog about any music we wish.  We are headed by our head Engineer XmasDolly, who is still recovering from surgery.  Her co-conductors are:  Callie of JAmerican Spice, (who is also recovering from surgery) and ♥Stacy of Stacy Uncorked♥   Also, co-conducting  is  Cathy from Curious as a Cathy (currently filling in as the temporary head Engineer )   And, (last but not least), there's me.
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But, the times being what they are, I must also add a disclaimer: We really want to boogie with you, but we do work hard to bring you music - please keep in mind that this is a blog hop and open to music posts ONLY!

Today, our guest Conductor Cathy from Curious as a Cathy has declared a Free Day- we can blog about whatever we want. 

Today I was inspired by, of all things, driftwood.

We recently visited Presque Isle, a Pennsylvania state park along the shores of Lake Erie near Erie, Pennsylvania,.  It's a popular vacation spot, but after Labor Day, the vacationer population decreases dramatically.  In some places, you have the park almost to yourself.

As I listened to Lake Erie (which is so massive you think you are hearing the ocean) and walked on one of the nearly deserted beaches, I saw driftwood and took this picture.

All I could think about was this song:  Driftwood, by the Moody Blues, from 1978.

And, after I came home, this song: Sailing, by Christopher Cross. 

Finally, although not quite about the ocean, here Mike and the Mechanics perform their beautiful "The Living Years".  This is the third anniversary of the entry of a dear friend into Heaven.  May she forever RIP.

By the way, I thought I spied David Ogden Stiers in one of the choruses used in this video - I really wonder if it was him.  I'm sure one of my fellow music bloggers will know!

Hope to see you again next week! 


  1. It seems that all of us have our "Happy Place" and sailing is certainly a means of getting there. It is a great song and I haven't heard it in years. Thanks for sharing it with us...have a blessed week and sail on.

  2. Your picture looks like the ocean. I find an uncrowded beach a bit depressing rather than peaceful but driftwood I think at least adds some interest. Sailing song in my head most likely all day!

  3. Thanks for making my Monday special. These three songs resound in my bones. I remember where I was the very first time I heard these songs. And, why they resonate in my soul.

  4. I'm sorry for your loss, anniversaries of the date are always difficult. I think your theme was perfect for today.

  5. Beautiful songs. I love all of them. "The Living Years" is a one of the greatest songs ever. Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Each if these songs holds a very special place in my heart! Thank you!

  7. It's weird: the GDPR cookie message shows up in Polish on Blogger blogs. Blogger must think I'm in Poland...

    Nice choice of songs here. I especially like "Sailing."

  8. Alana,

    Do you remember how frequently Christopher Cross's mewsic played on the radio? These days not so much. What a flash back! Your first song choice is new-to-me, so thanks for the introduction. I bet the weather is feeling nice in your neck of the woods. We're still waiting for a cool down. Have a tunetastic week and I hope life is treating you well, my friend!


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