Tag Archives: music

melanie again

I was enjoying some dear Melanie this morning. When I was a young’un, the school bus driver used to bring a radio, which was prohibited, but happened anyway. Lay Down (Candles in the Rain) was getting good airplay and would come on many mornings as we children were riding to school. Sometimes the entire bus would sing along. It was a great feeling when facing what was sometimes an unpleasant school day.

Melanie Safka is still living, age 75, and is sometimes on social media.

Song lyrics and poetry regularly pop into my head as I go about my days.


café americano and some melanie

Starting Sunday with a delicious giant café americano (espresso shots diluted a little with hot water) and a string of songs by Melanie.

Very nice.

midnight at the oasis (song)

Midnight at the Oasis (1974) – Maria Muldaur

This used to play on the school bus every morning on the way to jr high. The driver had a boombox in the front of the bus. A radio was not an approved device on the bus. That made it more fun.

We were all 13 to 15 years old, and we all knew the song was about a hot desert love affair.


woodwind extravaganza

My spouse did a woodwind extravaganza Saturday night. ❤

1977 thunder island

Thunder Island – Jay Ferguson (1977)

Just came on the net stream.

It was one of the many hot AF summer songs on FM radio, often heard in a sweltering car because the air conditioning was always broken.

“Sha la la la la la my lady
In the sun with your hair undone”

Of course I was always mentally rearranging lyrics and fantasies to match my needs. lol


brian’s christmas music videos

He has uploaded quite a few. Some of those instruments are over 100 years old!

play it

Sit at home on a Sunday afternoon and play (DJ) with myself. 🎸🎶

pride music

The music gets good during Pride month. Enjoying. I have a couple of days off to play.

Budrio Ocarina Festival 2019, Chiesa di Sant’Agata Concert, Brian Blauch

Brian’s recent performance in Budrio, Italy. 2019 Ocarina festival.


disco music and that strange summer job

When I first noticed the musical style called “disco” in the 1970’s, I thought it was the most ridiculous thing in the world. “thumpa-chunka-thumpa-chunka”, oh brother. I spent several years recoiling in revulsion every time I heard it.

As soon as I got my drivers license in the 70’s, I got a summer job at the airport cleaning and waxing private airplanes, like Cessnas and Beechcrafts. I always took a big ol’ honkin’ radio with me, and that’s when I noticed that awful disco shit coming on all the time.

After awhile, that feeling did a 180. There are not many things I like better. I still listen to disco almost every day. At times, it still brings on a craving for alcohol, or whatever, and the desire of thrashing about on a dance floor. 🕺

If you hate disco, I completely understand. I have been there.