The Europeans, the folks from England in particular, are such gifted musicians. I am so glad the USA was invaded by all of these artists. When much younger, there was hardly any place that I would go without my transistor radio. If it was my turn to do the dishes, I would make this household chore last and last and last, while listening to the latest tunes. There were also lots of music shows on TV – American Bandstand and Soul Train – but they were only broadcast at certain times, Saturdays. Can you imagine what a tough childhood I had? Having to wait an entire week to hear good music!!
But then cable TV came along with the music channels and my husband
learned how to work a VCR. Later on YouTube was invented. Did you know
that YouTube was created to handle my “mood swings”? OK. That’s a
stretch. No doubt the inventors had other things on their mind. But we
all know that music is so very necessary to the human psyche. Isn’t it
awesome that the people from my generation who remember the music, kept
their vinyl records and figured out how to upload those great songs and
share them on the Internet via YouTube or Vimeo or wherever? I figure
whoever is uploading the music has to be somebody about my age because
most kids probably wouldn’t know who “The Impressions” are, let alone
what kind of music they made, and even if they did, they probably
wouldn’t want to upload that stuff!
So I’m sharing two links in this post.
The first video – “Slow Down” – I shared over a year ago in my Google
Plus post stream. I only remembered it today because as I was checking
my Notifications, I saw that someone had given it a Plus One. This
group of 3, called “Loose Ends” – 2 guys and a doll – are out of
England. I’m not sure what they are up to these days, but their sound –
though it came out in the 80s – is still fresh. There’s a article
about them on Wikipedia, if you’re interested.
The second one is “Keep on Pushing”; an oldie but a goodie. Here’s my
story behind this song. I usually DO NOT keep up with the political
conventions. If my TV is turned on while the convention is being
televised, I may hear some sounds but won’t pay close attention. So
years back, the Democratic convention was on television, and all I could
hear was a cheering crowd and music in the background. A speaker was
being introduced. I don’t know who. Some tall slender black guy.
Evidently he was senator. They say his name by way of introduction and
this song is playing as background music. The Senator turned out to be
Barack Obama. I don’t know what his speech was about because I had only
stopped to hear the music! Besides, he was representing from Chi-town
(Chicago) and why listen to what he has to say? It’s not like he’s ever
gonna be President! True story.
Clearly, I have no psychic capabilities and can not predict the future.
Original post appeared on TreasurePen.com, Apr 9, 2014.
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