7) Lionel Richie : All Night Long

Lionel Richie

Favorite Line or Lyric: We’re going to party Karamu, fiesta, forever Come on and sing along! Overview: In the 80’s there was a service called Columbia Music club. You would get a bunch of free tapes or records (vinyl) in the mail for a penny. Then over the course of time, you were required to buy a certain amount to … Read More

6) Jewel : The Shape of You

Jewel_Kilcher

Favorite Line or Lyric: Like a treasure that travels with me down every road There’s this longing lonesome ending kind of bitter, kind of sweet There’s a hole in my heart in the shape of you Overview Artist: Jewel Song: The Shape of You Genre: Folk, Singer/Songwriter, Country Why I picked this Song: For those of you following my Homer … Read More

5) George Strait : Cowboys Like Us

George Strait 2013

Favorite Line or Lyric: Cowboys like us sure do have fun | Racin’ the wind, chasin’ the sun | Take the long way around back to square one Overview: The lyrics to this song really don’t make you work very hard. It’s a simple fun song about getting out on your bike and riding. My mom actually sent it to me … Read More

4) Sting: If You Love Somebody, Set Them Free

Sting Playing Bass

Favorite Line or Lyric: You can’t control and independent heart, can’t tear the one you love apart. Overview I have not been able to get this song out of my head, since I left Denver back on July 31st. My wife, Beth, loves Sting, and I know we have personally contributed to his vast wealth, through her purchases of music … Read More

We Can’t Control Events, but, We Can Control our Response

Joe Rain Control

  Easier said than done. I like to think I can rise about circumstances. But, on occasion, circumstances get the better of me. Rushing in like a virgin on prom night! All control goes out the window, before I even knew anything had started! I am writing this post from a picnic table in the middle of Chatfield State Park … Read More

2) Temple of the Dog (Hunger Strike) Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington

Cornell & Bennington

Favorite Line or Lyric: I can’t feed on the powerless, when my cup’s already overfilled . . . Overview Week two sees me once again bumping the first song I ever planned on adding to Wednesday Music. When I heard about the passing of Chester Bennington. I don’t think I would call myself a Linkin Park fan. I like their … Read More

1) Paul Simon: Train in the Distance

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Favorite Line or Lyric: “The thought that life could be better, is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains” Overview Train in the distance is a song about longing. The thought that just over the horizon is the reward. Chasing the greener grass. The song begins with an older man falling for a younger, and married woman. They eventually … Read More

What difference do you want to make?

The Journey of 1000 Miles

This is my 3rd attempt to write this post. Each version has resulted in thousands of words and multiple tangents. All of which, in the future, will probably end up as multiple blog posts. But, for now, how do I answer this? What difference do I want to make? I want to help people get out of their own way … Read More

Detours & Memories

Looking over the precipice

Memory Memory can be a tricky thing. How two people remember the same event can be very different. In 2002, my wife and I, had been married less than a year. She was well versed in my love of adventures and surprises. So, for my birthday, she schedule a weekend for us in Santa Fe New Mexico and scheduled it … Read More