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Posted by: BeenThereDunnThatExMo ( )
Date: January 07, 2021 03:46PM

& just in case you ever wondered...it WAS based on a TRUE story!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3pEWQMsaqg (The Story Behind)

Some of us have been there & Dan put it into words for those of us who have.

Anybody else ever "feel that old familiar pain" ???

Enquiring minds wanna know!!!

Or so it seems to me...

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 07, 2021 03:48PM

Last Christmas by Wham! and this one top my wife's most hated Christmas songs list.

I don't know why. Maybe it is the appearance of an affair?

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 07, 2021 03:52PM

I thought this was the Rode Through the Desert on a Horse with No Name song.

Doesn't matter. When you're driving across the country, you will hear both songs about five times, per day, on the radio.

(Pre-CD days)

And the song about RFK, MLK, and JFK being assassinated. It's the Bermuda Triangle of Soft Rock.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/07/2021 03:52PM by Beth.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 07, 2021 03:58PM

And the hurricane of soft rock is...

Journey - 'Don't Stop Believin''
Bon Jovi - 'Livin' On A Prayer'
Eddie Money's 'Take Me Home Tonight'

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Posted by: Beth ( )
Date: January 07, 2021 05:32PM

Oh man. I have Steve Perry earworm.

NIGHHHHHHHHHHHHITE!

And a bad guitar solo.

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: January 07, 2021 06:45PM

I used to enjoy Dan's early work. For whatever reason, I always pictured this song taking place in Boulder, Colorado, since Dan lived in the nearby mountains for quite some time.

His third wife wrote an interesting, but rather meandering memoir of their time together that goes into the background of a number of his songs. You can find it at danfogelberg.com. I especially liked the parts about his ranch in the San Juan mountains, his 2nd home on Deer Isle, Maine, and their travels in Europe. The memoir is not always flattering to Dan, although I don't think his widow intended it to come off that way. She comes off as a "go along to get along" type, and I think that's what he needed.

Nice song. And yeah, I sometimes have a sense of wistfulness for the beautiful, blond young man I left behind in Boulder. It was never meant to be, but it took me a very long time to come to terms with that.

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Posted by: knotheadusc ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 02:25PM

The memoir is ongoing. She usually posts a new chapter every Saturday. I have been enjoying it immensely!

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 05:33PM

Yes, I've kept up with it as well. For the most part, I've enjoyed it.

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Posted by: elderolddog ( )
Date: January 07, 2021 07:03PM

The 10-year high school reunion: things have changed, but most of them were expected and the conversations are basically pretty stilted.

The 20-year high school reunion: things have changed, and for the most part, for the participants, they were unexpected and fairly startling.

Or is my view not the norm?


And for those who had them, did you go to both the 10th & the 20th? I got word of the 50th, but had no interest, so didn't even consider attending. I wonder if they'll be an attempt to stage a 60th, next year? I'd go, to be eye candy, but that would be needlessly cruel...

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Posted by: cl2notloggedin ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 11:05AM

And I love the song. I did have a dream come true in my life about an old love.

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Posted by: Elder Berry ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 11:09AM

:)

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Posted by: Soft Machine ( )
Date: January 08, 2021 01:53PM


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