I’ve never had much of a musical style. To say eclectic would be the closest thing to accurate in describing my tastes. And my collection? Across the spectrum. Don’t be sad, that even includes country tunes and artists. As a teenager I was a throwback in my musical choices, listening almost solely to the artists whose hits preceded my day by at least a decade if not two. Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Joan Baez, Chris Williamson. These are among those who shaped my thoughts and wooed my troubled teenage mind. I get funny looks from friends and others when they sing out the songs that everyone of my age group seems to know and have fond memories of (including knowing all the words) when I am stopped short of being able to name the artist, let alone the tune. But ask me to sing the entire flipside of the Tapestry album and I am totally there.
This is not to say I am a complete misfit to my generation. I can identify now with what plays on “classics” radio and am upping my game by keeping up with the taste and style of two in-house teenagers. I am not wholly a lost cause but here it should be stated that the oldies are still my goodies. Even the forgotten oldies like this that I tripped across the other day (Yes, whilst googling myself). I giggled with happy memories of hanging with the boy that loved this band then looked up lyrics and giggled again. It’s a bit of an anthem for this return of ours, not entirely poetically accurate, but still worthy of relating and posting. And really, for the launch back to Music Monday hosted by Soccer Mom in Denial, could it get any better than having a song with the same title as my blog? I ask you.
And now I share.
I’ve been gone so long
I’ve lost count of the years
Well, I sang some sad songs,
Oh yes, and cried some bad tears
Look out! I’m comin’
Findin’ my way back home
I’m findin’ my way back home
Well, Ive had it for now,
Livin’ on the road
RUSH: Finding My Way
Words and music by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson 19freakin’75
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