It’s been such a long time, I think I should be goin’, yeah
And time doesn’t wait for me, it keeps on rollin’
Sail on, on a distant highway
I’ve got to keep on chasin’ a dream, I’ve gotta be on my way
Wish there was something I could say
The photo has been posted here before. Last night I drove home from work around midnight and watched this moon cast its dream across the vast pastures where horses huddle together under the night sky.
It seems that the right song was on at the right time. Boston–one of my favorite bands.
I was a latecomer to the compact disc. I bought my very first one in 1992 in the middle of nursing school and listened to it from beginning to end while while writing a paper for an English Lit class. That CD: Creedence Clearwater Revival. It sat in it’s package for over a month and then it was finally opened and gently placed in the player. I remember clearly that night while writing how the breeze blew in through the window rattling the verticle blinds. I never paid attention as clearly as I did that night to the words of their songs.
Shortly after that, I bought a few more CD’s: Boston, Journey, Bad Company. Being in college, one does not have alot of money to spend on music. But my collection grew from about ten to about 210 within a few years. Much of my collection came from my sister. And it is not all classic rock.
Throw in a little Sting.
The Best of Kitaro.
During that time, I became a huge fan of KTWV. The Wave was a new age station 94.7 in Los Angeles. And it was in the 90’s that WaveAid was born. Don’t confuse this with the concert of 2005 for the flood relief. This was a collection of recordings by various artists of a period of a few years for a similar purpose. I think there were 9 CD’s total. I have six of them. Yanni was big back then and I just loved his music. David Benoit, David Lanz, Michael Jones and more. So many more. This early morning I listen to Carlos Nakai.
And then there is Country. Born country, always country. Alabama, Robert Earl Keen, Montgomery Gentry, and more.
There are soundtracks, New Age, Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Classic Rock, Metal, Alternative, and Classical in this collection in the rack by my desk. I always believed you could tell something about a person by their music collection. Usually I can predict after meeting someone what kinds of music they have in their home and the reverse: what the personality is of a person based on their music collection. Sometimes I am wrong, but most of the time I am right.
It’s not easy these days since we’ve transitioned to ipods, ipads, iphones, i-this and i-that. I don’t buy CD’s as much anymore when I can download that one song I like and not have to purchase the whole CD.
Is the CD of today becoming the Eight Track of the 70’s?
What’s your music?