Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Don't Give Up

I was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by music.
My childhood memories are filled with songs :
James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Paul Simon, Billy Joel, Steely Dan, Karla Bonoff, Bonnie Tyler,
Stray Cats, Bob Marley, Prince, Abba, Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Hall and Oates,
John Prine, Donovan, Fleetwood Mac, ...
My first performance was singing The Oscar Meyer weiner song on a reel to reel tape deck...
"My bologna has a first name ..."
When I was about 10 yrs old my dad and step mom let me practice and perform
"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley on the keyboard for the music festival.
of my most memorable moments was listening to them perform "Don't Give
Up" by Peter Gabriel on stage, I think it was part of a play. To this
day when I hear that song, it brings warmth to my heart, a smile to my
face and tears to my eyes.
It moved me as a child and still moves
me the same. There is a peace and a strength to the song, like a slow
confident walk with an open heart. I adore it.

"Rest your head, you worry to much, it's going to be alright,  when times get rough, ....
... don't give up "