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.