River of Music 365

365 days, 365 songs.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

60/365 If I had a Hammer-Peter Paul and Mary

A lot of people my age tell me they grew up listening to country music-the old stuff-whatever that means. I grew up with folk music. I grew up with Peter Paul and Mary. They did songs about love and war and righteousness, songs about nature and growth and coming of age. They were simply a beacon in their field because they were simply themselves. Mary died today at age 72. Her music will live on forever.

Its the hammer of justice, the bell of freedom and the song of love between my brothers and sisters all over this land.

Friday, September 11, 2009

59/365 Wooden Ships-Crosby Stills and Nash

If you smile at me, I will understand cuz that is something everybody everywhere does in the same language... I heard this song this morning on 'XRT after Lins Bin as he spoke about America's fascination with negiversaries (anniversaries of death)..Pearl Harbor, JFK, John Lennon, leading up to today 911. Perhaps we like to reflect, respect and remember an event that we all can relate to in some personal and emotional way. We are all in this together. Lin went on to talk about the events during 911 and how amongst the extreme hatred, there were stories of help, hope, love, encouragement and resolve.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

58/365 Peter Gabriel-In your Eyes

Here is another one of those once thought love songs but really a god song. This is the original video for the song. The lyrics are touching and the music makes that touch come alive. No matter where I go, I come back to the place you are...Love...I dont like to see so much pain...So much wasted...I get so tired working so hard...I look to my time with you to keep me awake and alive.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

57/335 Genesis- Follow You Follow Me

I loved this song when I first heard it back in High School. I know it was very much over played but, I still love it. Back then I did not think of it as God love song but now...things are different.

In your arms I feel so safe and so secure... every day is such a perfect day to spend alone with you...the night is long but you are here...all my fears go drifting by me so slowly now...in the dark I can see so very clearly now ...and while I live I will follow you if you'll follow me.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

56/365 Jr Murvin Police and Thieves

This was one of the first Reggae songs I heard when I was about 18 or 19 yrs old. Working downtown at the BOT, we were done at 3, so we wandered around downtown Chicago discovering new things, places and people. We happened upon a band paying reggae when I heard this song...

Monday, August 17, 2009

55/365 Regina Spector-Laughing at God

Heard this on WXRT in the car on the way to Michigan with Andrew. He seemed to know a lot about this artist. I of course love her. She reminds me of a modern day Russian Carly Simon.