Monday, July 4, 2011

Ovation

Somehow I got caught up in all these shows on Ovation about Johnny Cash, Janis Joplin, Chrissie Hynde, and the Newport Folk Festival.  It reminded me of how much music reminds us of places we've been, people we knew, and experiences we had.  Certain songs trigger various memories.  Some I can mention; some I won't.  I guess it's sort of like having a sound track to part of our lives.  What song represents your life?  "Both Sides Now" is mine.  Lyrics HERE.  Joni Mitchell wrote and recorded it. This is a 1970 performance.  In more recent years, she sings it with the maturity and emotion you'd expect.  It's more jazz than folk now, too. 

3 comments:

froggy said...

I spent my early teen years in a place where we could barely get a radio signal. Someone had to row out to an island to relight the pilot light when a storm blew it out... there is a gap in my education!

Sam said...

Sounds like a great TV channel. While out on the road, music is on most all the time.
"The song remembers when" by Trisha Yearwood would have to be my song.
It triggers several memories of my life.

Wonder Man said...

such a great song