Insight To My Heart– A Song Meme To My Son

I got tagged by Wendy at Life With Buck to do this meme that was created by Little Miss Sew ‘N Sew
and Wendy.

Rules forInsight To My Heart”:

Post the song that just gets to you every time you hear it.

This song has always gotten to me.  You are all going to recognize it.  It really doesn’t need an introduction.  This song reaches out to me on so many different levels.  I’ve posted the lyrics also.  I picked this version because the crowd in the audience was so moved by it too.

This song is dedicated to my son. The first stanza is him.

You who are on the road
Must have a code that you can live by
And so become yourself
Because the past is just a good bye.

Teach your children well,
Their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years,
Can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth,
They seek the truth before they can die.

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they picked, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

Going To See Boz Scaggs Tonight! What a Wasband!!!

The wasband just called me and got tickets for the three of us (me, his girl, and himself) to see Boz Scaggs tonight. I am so excited. I wanted to go to a concert this summer because I can fit in the chairs now. It’s at the Melody Tent in Hyannis. The best concert I ever saw when I was young was Boz Scaggs, The Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac. Barry and I were talking about that concert last night. I leave you with a video of Boz.

Red’s Meme– Songs That I Am Listening Too Now– In The Rain!

I got this meme over at Red’s place

By the way, Red has an awesome blog and a great take on life and makes me laugh a lot. You never know what she’ll say which makes her blog that much more fun to look forward to.

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to. Do it if you choose or not. Whatever floats your boat.

I decided to put up videos of all the songs I am listening to right now but it is not necessary for this meme.

Now we will see who recognizes these songs. All these songs and many more can be found on my playlist on my Myspace page. The link is in my blogroll. I think music can also tell a lot about people.

The Entertainment Meme

I was tagged by Teeni at Vaguetarian Tea Room to do a meme. All you have to do is write a little about each of the following topics – books, television, and music. Teeni’s place is a fun place. She has the Live Poet’s Society which is great. She also has The Story Game- The Adventures of Marie Cambridge. She and whoever wants to take part, each write a paragraph of the story as it progresses and then you get to read the whole thing. With so many different versatile people writing their own take on what should happen next to Marie, you end up with a funny fascinating read.

Well here is my contribution to this meme.

BOOKS

The first series of books I ever read was The Honeybunch Books.

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Most of the series was written by Helen Louise Thorndyke. The Honey Bunch Series consisted of 32 titles written from from 1923 through 1955. The books were aimed at 4-8 year old girls. I probably read most of them when I was 6 or 7 years old. After reading those books I was hell bent on reading. I read every Nancy Drew book ever written along with all the Hardy Boys books. I come from a bookish family. Though I don’t think my parents ever read a novel, my siblings and I were avid readers. My brother owned a used book store for 17 years and still sells books on E-Bay and my sister is a novelist. I just read books. I don’t sell or write them. I am a big Sci Fi fan. Teeni mentioned one of her favorite books happens to be “The Stand” by Stephen King. I think it is by far the best book he has ever written and it is in my top ten. I love Anne Mccaffrey and Orson Scott Card, especially his book “Ender’s Game”. I also read non-fiction because I want to know about everything. I have dozens of astronomy books. I guess you could say I have a very eclectic collection. I also have a huge collection of cookbooks (HUGE).

bookcase1.jpgThese are the bookcases in my room which don’t include my HUGE cookbook collection which is in the living room and kitchen. This also doesn’t include the piles of books on the floor. It also doesn’t include the books stored in the attic.

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My room has piles of books everywhere because they won’t all fit in my bookcases. My brother thinks I should sell the books I don’t look at often. I could never sell a book. I could give one away if I thought someone would benefit by it but I couldn’t sell any of my books.

MUSIC

I love music. In one of my most recent blogs I listed my favorite bands from the sixties. My love of music started when I was thirteen and started having panic attacks. The Doctor told my mother I should take a nap every day and it was summer. All the other kids were outside playing. My brother let me use his record player so I could listen to music. The only music we had in the house was his- all folk music. I listened to Bob Dylan when no one had ever heard of him, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Ramblin Jack Elliot, Dave Van Ronk and Joan Baez.

200px-bobdylanbobdylan.jpgBob Dylan’s first album. He only wrote two songs on it and it only sold about 2500 copies in the US.

This is the album that made him famous. He wrote all but two of the of the songs. It includes his famous “Blowin in the Wind”.

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My brother taught both my sister and I to play acoustic guitar. My brother took guitar lessons until the teacher couldn’t teach him anything else. There was nothing left to learn. My brother even sang live on a local radio show once. The station didn’t have a wide listening area so my Mom and Dad took us to the radio tower for the station so we wouldn’t miss his song.
My music tastes now range from opera, classical, classic rock, jazz, new age, reggae, world music and new stuff that my kids introduce me too. Again I have a broad range of taste when it comes to music. Right now I am listening to the Bulgarian State Women’s Choir.

TELEVISION

I used to be a couch potato until about a year ago when getting pneumonia changed my life. Walking Being wheelchaired out of the hospital I swore I would make a change in my life and if you have been reading my posts you will know that I am trying. I used to watch anything and everything. It really didn’t matter to me what was on (except for cartoons). Now I limit myself to a few shows a week. I like Top Chef, Hell’s Kitchen and American Idol as far as reality shows go. I like Lost, Jericho and Prison Break as far as TV series go. I do watch The History channel and PBS if there is anything on that interests me. When I first retired, I had the TV on from the time I got up until I went to bed. Now I might watch it for two hours a day. That’s a great leap for me. We also rent the occasional movie from Netflix. Now my life is too busy for television. Also I spend way too much time blogging. Who has time for TV? Some of my old favorites were King of Queens, Taxi, Route 66 (that goes back to being a kid). My daughter and I used to watch 90210, Dawson’s Creek, and Roswell together.

I do watch the Sci Fi channel if there is anything good on like a good mini series. I watched “Taken”, “Dune” and “Children of Dune”. Those are my favorites. Most of the movies on Sci Fi are absolutely stupid and unwatchable.

Well, That’s my contribution to this meme.

I guess I’m supposed to tag some people. I will do that but if you don’t want to participate then don’t. But it is a good meme to get to know people which is why I took part in it .

I TAG:
Lucky

Little Miss

thegirlfromtheghetto

trisha

David

No pressure, just do it if you are inclined. (PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE)