My lonely road

As we all ring in the New Year of 2023, I lean back and take in all the possibilities of what it will bring. One stark reality remains in “pending status” of what 2023 may bring. With that reality, I keep wanting to go unfiltered more and more about many things. I wish some would signal receptiveness to some flares I’m firing into the sky… no one reads the flares to understand, or have not of the intestinal fortitude, or maybe the lack of life experiences, to do so.…

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Lady (Kenny Rogers)

September 1980 this song was released. The same month Lou came to visit me here (Honolulu), 5 months before we got married. At the time, after being apart for a while while I was doing Uncle Sam’s bidding and we were waiting for the right time to get married, I got to Hawaii and started thinking hmmm maybe staying single might work better while I check out what Hawaii has to offer.…

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Shannon ~ Henry Gross

Memory soundtrack. This one brings back memories of Dad.

Maybe 1976 or so. I used to drive Dad places when he needed to do running around for tools, materials for his around-the-house projects, etc.. I remember driving him to Ace Hardware in Anigua and this song came on as I was in the car waiting for him. Looking out over Agana Bay with, I don’t know, my mind wandering across the ocean, pondering what else in this world, this life, is out there.…

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American Pie – My Memory Soundtrack

Another song from the recesses of my memories. What is my saying, songs from yesteryear pop up… and put me into my mode of reflection of life lived. 1971 release.

Inventorying the flashback visions. One, My brother Leo in his room recording songs off the radio, and tuning in to Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) with this song playing.…

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In A Gadda Da Vida: The newbie litmus test

That 2½ minute drum solo in the middle of a 17+ minute cut. Flashbacks of 7th grade band class. By about the second semester, we on drums picked this up as our “litmus test” of solos to play, , among others deemed lesser.

Iron Butterfly – In a Gadda Da Vida

I didn’t make it on drums of course, since I went to SVS 9th grade and no band.…

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