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   FlatCityGirl  Looks like Willie is going to outlive everyone.
   April 10 at 13:36 EST .

   6 people like this.

   Safetydude  Song by Townes Van Zant.

RIP, Merle.
April 19 at 19:34 EST .

  3 people like this.

   StormCnter  Maybe this belongs on the Nostalgia Wall, but I hope you enjoy The Ventures with "Pipeline".

March 23 at 08:51 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Iacta alea est  Glenn Frey -founding member of The Eagles....R.I.P.
January 18 at 18:56 EST .

   7 people like this.

   Gram77  Are there any classical listeners around here? Or opera? There used to be.
January 12 at 18:06 EST .

   8 people like this.

   MeiDei  YEP! I used to have a 2 hour youtube of classical music to listen to on Firefox while I read the articles on Drudge & Lucianne - lost my sound; trying to find a time when I can turn my computer in to the guru to fix. : )
January 25 at 13:30 EST .

  4 people like this.

   Gram77  Got any favorites? I am totally hooked on the Russian composers. Just for fun, did you know that every piece of music Leonard Bernstein conducted he did so by memory?
January 27 at 13:22 EST .

  6 people like this.

   StormCnter  Oh Gram, I have a whole shelf of opera and another of classical. Everyone has favorites, of course. I did not know that about Bernstein. I love the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto performed by Isaac Stern. And kiri te kanawa singing just anything. I saw Cecilia Bartoli in Dallas a few years ago. Heavenly talent, for sure.
January 27 at 14:50 EST .

  3 people like this.

   MeiDei  Chopin & Tchaikovsky are my favorites, but sharing 2-3 place are Rachmaninoff, DeBussy, Mendelssohn, Shubert, Beethoven, Mozart, Dvorak, Offenbach, Shumann, Ravel, et al. I never was a fan of Wagner (too grim ) but came to appreciate his music from watching "Inspector Morse" who was a fan : ) Oh & the Strauss waltzes! In grammar school we had "Music Appreciation" classes (G1-5 ) highlighting most of the above mentioned; I used to close my eyes & picture scenes the music had me think of .. to date I still "see" music. Remember when cartoons in the movies always had classic music as a backdrop? I'm sure you watch Andre Rieu when he's on PBS.
January 27 at 19:23 EST .

  4 people like this.

   MeiDei  What really moves me is Pavarotti singing Nessun Dorma, & more recently Andrea Bocelli singing Time to Say Goodbye - both cause goosebumps right down to the bone!
January 27 at 19:40 EST .

  3 people like this.

   StormCnter  I highly recommend "The Three Tenors" album from the 1990 concert. My son-in-law gave me the CD several years ago and I have nearly worn it out. But just for fun, here is the backstage video for that event. Pavarotti, Carreras, Domingo. It's 9 minutes long.
January 28 at 05:26 EST .

  6 people like this.

   Gram77  My hubby who always has the blues or jazz station on in the car will stop everything to listen to Pavarotti. Warms my heart. Oddly, I love Wagner. If you see any of his operas (and I bet you have ) they are really a thrill. Nice to see this site come alive. Thanks!!
January 28 at 10:15 EST .

  4 people like this.

   MeiDei  Speaking of opera, did you ever hear the J. G. Wentworth commercials - my dog 'sings' along with them + any opera she hears, she gets it right after the 3rd or 4th try : ) My son has the Wentworth commercial via YouTube on his computer & he'll ask the dog if she wants to sing, she jumps up on his bed, faces the computer expectantly & then sings her heart out - too funny.
January 28 at 12:13 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Gram77  Neat, a dog who loves the classics. Well sort of : )
January 29 at 08:23 EST .

  5 people like this.

   Daisymay  My favorite CD is IL DIVO! Wonderful sound from four very talented Opera Singers!
June 19 at 17:49 EST .

  3 people like this.

   MeiDei  Willie Nelson - young!
December 24 at 15:46 EST .

   12 people like this.

   FlatCityGirl  A lot of people have forgotten, or never knew, that long before Willie Nelson was Willie Nelson, he was a song writer who played bass with Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys, which is what he was doing the first time I ever set eyes on him.

We [myself and the man I was dating at the time] used to drive from Richmond to Wheeling, West Virginia on weekends to the WWVA Wheeling Jamboree. It was broadcast live, and we could pick it up in Richmond, but when someone we really liked was going to be there, we would go and see them in person.

We had gone to see Ray Price --a favorite, and about halfway through the show, Ray called Willie up to the microphone and Willie sang a couple of numbers; the one I remember most was The Party's Over. Everyone in the audience was blown away. I don't think anyone outside of Austin or Nashville knew who Willie was. We didn't, but the man I was with turned to me and said Willie would someday be the biggest thing country music had ever seen.

He was right.
January 23 at 18:37 EST .

  4 people like this.

   StormCnter  This whole family loves Willie. When my son was 16, he and his friend begged to drive down to Willie's ranch for the first Willie Nelson Picnic. I fried up three chickens for them and they stayed the whole weekend, but when rain shut the thing down, they drove off and left my lawn chairs behind in the mud.
January 27 at 14:52 EST .

  4 people like this.


Delbert McClinton. There is no one better for country or boogie and blues. Everything he does is outstanding. ..the man is 73 now. He also does Blues Cruises where people Shag, which is the South Carolina State dance, not a filthy act in England.
November 15 at 17:32 EST .

   13 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  Two of my favorite guitarists, B. B. King and Buddy Guy.
September 16 at 14:27 EST .

   15 people like this.

   Safetydude  Here's one of my favorites, Top.
September 19 at 21:51 EST .

  10 people like this.

   Safetydude  And another fasvorite...
September 25 at 18:09 EST .

  11 people like this.

   Gram77  Oh Old Buzzard.....definitely Buddy Guy!!
November 9 at 07:57 EST .

  6 people like this.

   John C  Another video version of Working Man - Foster & Allen
August 18 at 15:11 EST .

   15 people like this.

   Safetydude  The third bell is now ringing for Jim Ed Brown. RIP.
June 13 at 20:58 EST .

   17 people like this.

   Safetydude  Another one comes out...sorta' like 'another one bites the dust...
April 21 at 23:26 EST .

   33 people like this.

   BirdsNest  I rarely listen to music, don't know why. Maybe I just like the sounds around me. Anyway, last night when trying to fall asleep the lyrics to "American Pie" popped into my head and I could not get to sleep before I reached the end of the song(in my head ).

What are some of your favorite songs??
December 24 at 08:03 EST .

   34 people like this.

   Safetydude  Happy New Year, BirdsNest.
I don't know if anybody actually listens to music or songs these days. It's just noise in the background but then something grabs you; a lyric, a phrase..."by,by Miss American pie..drove my Chevy to the levy"...that causes a sudden nostalgia or brings up a memory. Something happened to you that a particular piece of music or a lyric recalls. A memory you would rather forget or an event you hope never to forget even if it's a painful.

Here's one that touches my heart.
(I think it speaks for everyone who ever wore a uniform )
Listen to the words and the honesty of the voice.
December 27 at 19:57 EST .

  27 people like this.

   Gram77  From West Side Story comes one of my favorite songs. There's A Place For Us.
December 31 at 12:42 EST .

  26 people like this.

   Ole buzzard  I'm a huge blues fan, and I love just about anything with wailing guitars. One of my favorites is Voodoo Child, which has been covered by Hendrix and many others. Another is Slow Ride by Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
April 20 at 17:40 EST .

  16 people like this.

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