Tag Archives: music

ncsu bell tower ages ago

Random memory:

Late 1970’s, I was walking along Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. I was passing the NCSU Bell Tower and heard You Light Up My Life by Debby Boone being played on it.

It was an amazing surprise. I noticed that the door at the base of the bell tower was ajar, so I pushed it open and went in there. I discovered an old friend from high school in there operating the controls.

After a great reunion, she invited me to every concert she gave on the tower. ♥️

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.