A to Z April Challenge
During the month of April I will be doing a different spin on my memoir posts. It starts with a song. Each song will be followed by a brief essay that is evoked or inspired by that song. You might want to click on the YouTube link to hear the song as you read the piece I've written. Or you can listen to the song lyrics first and then read. Whichever way you choose, I mostly hope you'll read and leave a comment with your thoughts about my post. Thank you for visiting and please follow the blog if you are not doing so already.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Sad Songs Blogfest: Places I Remember
L. Diane Wolfe from Spunk on a Stick is hosting the Sad Songs Blogfest which is exactly what the title says it is. I've already entered A Faraway View and A Few Words since I'm such a sucker for any music blogfest.
Then as I was preparing my final A to Z posts for Wrote By Rote, I started thinking Sad Songs again. Wrote By Rote is my memoir blog which normally only publishes on Saturdays. My theme for the A to Z Challenge will be concerning the places that have special meaning to me in my life. Since there are so many Sad Songs about places, they began coming to mind as I was thinking about my A to Z posts.
Here are my Sad Memoir Songs:
In My Life -- This Beatles song could serve as an appropriate song for any memoir blog.
By the Time I Get to Phoenix -- Glen Campbell had a hit with this great song by Jimmy Webb. It's all about places and lost love. Makes you want to just sob and wail.
Hickory Grove -- There's a Hickory Grove in Tennessee. I don't know if that's the place that Dan Fogelberg is talking about in this song, but it brings a lot of wistful memories back to me when I listen to it.
Massachusetts -- The BeeGees sang this sad song before their disco days.
Amarillo By Morning -- The life of a rodeo cowboy ain't all that glamorous according to this song by George Strait. That mournful lonesome fiddle really gets to me.
Kentucky Rain -- This is the hit version by Elvis. A song about traveling looking for lost love. A road memoir.
Hope you enjoyed these picks and I hope you'll join me on my A to Z travels. There won't be any music, but lot's of stories.
For more Sad Songs go to Spunk on a Stick for the list. Thanks Diane for hosting.