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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday -Cullowhee . . .

I never knew this group when I was young. They were a southern group from NC that played a lot in Atlanta. A friend introduced me to them a few years back. Now some people will like their music and some won't - it's kind of a folk band. I think they were good in their time - a little older now - but quite a following.



My daughter and I went up to NC to see them and they have such loyal fans.



Saw them in a pub in north Georgia and the same crowd were there. I've never experienced anything like that. They loved the fans and the fans loved them. It was a great experience to be part of that.



Do you have any music from your past that brings up old memories? Photographs. Mementos? What did you do with them?

Thought of the day . . .




44 comments:

Jill said...

I LOVE your new header! It's so perfectly you!

I also love the walk away verse. It is so true yet so hard for so many.

Shug said...

Morning Sandie...

Your blog looks great...I love all your little extras....
Hope your day is filled with happppiness..
Shug

Marydon said...

Snappy new header, my friend. LOVE IT!!!

Where was that quote when I needed it?! Says it all ...

Glad you had a grand time seeing this group.

Have a great day~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

The Boston Lady said...

Love the new header!! Keep those glasses on! It's hard!

Let's see, I still have my old Bobby Sherman and Donny Osmond albums. Can't listen to them because we don't have a turntable anymore. A few years ago Donny was in town performing and my husband surprised me with tickets. My parents wouldn't let me go see the Osmonds' concert when I was younger and I would occasionly tell him about that. It was great, but I realized that my music tastes had changed a lot since I was 12. lol. And my husband has introduced me to a lot of great bands and musicians over the years too. I still love Donny (in a way), but I find that I like a wide variety of music, I'm not just a Top 40 gal anymore!

Have a great day Sandie.

Ann

Lynn said...

I loved that Tapestry album by Carole King back in the day - it always takes me back when I hear those songs.

Remington said...

VERY nice header! That Madsnapper is talented!
Beth and I have so many songs and things that bring back great memories....we keep them tucked away and take them out when we need them.... Beth and I have a song that she sings to me....when she picked me up from Mary she sang it to me on the way home and she STILL sings it to me....I guess it's "our" song. It's called 1234 by the Plain White T's....it makes me smile....

Janie Fox said...

I was a huge fan of country rock in college...Marshall Tucker Band,Pure Prairie League but also loved Ted Nugent and Super Tramp. I am all over the place with faves. Elton John, Dean Martin and Jason Mraz. Love Casting Crowns. Sanctus Real. Mercy Me... get the picture. haha

Sandra said...

I like Lately best out of these three and i know it was fun to see them in person. always better in real life.
i love old time rock and roll from the 50's and when i hear one of those old classics it brings back memories of 5 songs for a quarter in 1957 in the juke box.
don't keep things, so the only thing i have with memories is my grandfathers letter to me that he wrote when i was one day old. photos stir my memories and i have scanned a lot of them so i can see them when i want to.

SweetMarie said...

Very different music from what I normally listen to. They are a telented group. Glad you enjoyed yourself seeing them live.
I have a lot of letters from my grandmother that has passed away. We would write to one another when I was a young girl. I usually watch videos of my son from his younger years. He was quite an entertainer! He loved playing the guitar and singing "Your nothing but a hound dog" by Elvis. :)
Have a great day Sandie!

Beansieleigh said...

These guys sound great, and they look like they're a fun show to go see!.. As for my own musical memories? I've always had a wide range of likes for different kinds of music, but I guess I would have to say, in my younger teenage days, Pat Benatar was the coolest, and most played music cranked up from my bedroom record player!! I still have those albums, even made a pocketbook out of a couple of them! ~tina

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really like that quote! it is just so true as I've done both. Love the new header it is perfect for you! big hugs on this wed....linda

Aarthi said...

nice post

Aarthi
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GrammyK said...

The speakers on my computer aren't working anymore!! Waaaahhh!! Sigh.

Music has always been a big part of my life--especially during the emotionally charged times. There are times that I'll hear a song (usually when I'm out and about since at home we pretty much stick to Christian music) that will just stop me in my tracks and make my stomach knot up in excitement. I think the last couple of times that it happened would have been "Solsbury Hill" by Peter Gabriel and "Give Me Shelter" by the Rolling Stones. We love all sorts of music styles around here and Son #3 even got me hooked on some alternative stuff (Christian) like screamo and rap. Giggle!

Sally said...

Really like the new header, and great thought for the day. I can't watch videos, but I do love all kinds of music. :)

Have a great day!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

What a fun concert this would be. My husband introduced me to Blue Grass when we were dating and this has the same feeling.

I am past and presnt, a Motown girl. I am a music lover though so I listen to all kinds depending on my mood and what I'm doing. Lately it's been Enya and Loreena Mckennit who does celtic ballads, so who knows.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've always liked folk music :-)

I've got quite a few particular songs that bring back specific memories.

Eva Ason said...

I think I am moody in regards to music - can listen to anything. Sometimes I only listen to instrumental music and some days it's rock music [Nickleback or Daughtry to mention a few] But yeah, I do LOVE music and certain music brings out certain memories.
I really like your new header image - really cool!
big hugs x Eva

Sush said...

Love your new header! I love live music the best. The intimacy in a smaller setting is really the best!
Hugs~

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like they have a fun time!
Glad you enjoy them.

Jane said...

Hi Chatty,I loved all the old music,from the 50's,60's and 70's,and I still have it all,at you tube,lol Blessings Jane

Belle said...

I saw the Beatles three times and that is my best memory of concerts. I wish I had kept the ticket stubs etc. but I threw all my teenage stuff away.

Terra said...

Cool new header.
For me, Bob Dylan and his poetic lyrics are part of me.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Of course I do! I have things from the past and that's why I'm on the verge of being a hoarder. I have to be very, very careful. I love old photographs, my Ginny Dolls, and vintage stuff that reminds me of my past. A lot of it is stuffed in closets and drawers.

The music of the 50's and 60's is my favorite. I'm afraid your group wouldn't be my cup of tea, but I'm glad you and your daughter had a good time. I would love to go to another Cher concert. I love her music and she's very entertaining.

Your new blog header looks very good!

A Quiet Corner said...

The header looks great! One of these days, I'll get to mine!...:)JP

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Love your new header! I was never allowed to go to concerts growing up but I did go to a Loverboy concert when I was in college. Never told my parents either! They would have been so angry if they knew. And I went to college in Missouri and they were all the way in NY and I was still so afraid they would find out. Even now, I won't tell my mom!!! So silly!! Enjoy your Wednesday! Nice music, I like them!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I love all kinds of music, but my very favorite is the 50s and 60s.
Love your new blog look!

Ann said...

can't listen to the video I'm on the laptop and can't hear them on here. They must be pretty good though if they have people following them wherever they go.

Stella said...

Great new header. Keep the glasses on. I grew up listening to country and western and since I am a child of the 50's have always a love affair with rock and roll.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Sandie,

I like it! The music has a nice happy sound.

I'm a big fan of Jazz. I enjoy Rock and Roll music from the 60's. :-)

Dee

My Journey With Candida said...

Great blog header Sandie. I am late getting around today and just wanted to stop over and say hello.

Ginny said...

I have never heard of this group!! I have many that bring back memories!! Dan Fogelbwrg, Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot. Music and smells, Sandie, and they say that smell is the strongest for bringing back memories, but music must surely be not far behind!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you enjoyed the group, Sandie. They are very good. I like most all kinds of music and have all of my life. I grew up in a musical family so we had music playing all of the time.

The only kinds of music I don't care for are jazz, rap, and the old time country (whiny kind)...

My favorites now are modern country, classical, bluegrass and easy listening... I love the big choral groups --like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Great quote today.
Hugs,
Betsy

Journeyin' Lady... said...

I'm from the rock n roll era (and still love it) and would have never in a million years thought I could love folk, bluegrass, blues but I do!
Absolutely great new header Miss Chatty! Love rose-colored glasses.

Life 101 said...

Music is woven into the fabric of my life. There are too many bands, singers, and songwriters to name.
I'm going to see if I can catch this band in the future.
Thanks.

Shelly said...

Great look on your blog! Old school country music takes me back to my childhood because that's what my parents listened to.

silverthoughts2 said...

I'm a huge lover and so many songs remind me of people and events. I've kind of always wanted to dedicate a blog to all these "musical memories" but I think that perhaps I'll just stick to my main blog and occasionally do a post like that there.

Angela said...

I'll try to listen to your group tomorrow. I love a lot of music but I hate Rap music! lol I keep way too much around here and I'm trying to organize and toss what I don't need. I still have school papers of my daughter's from preschool and she is in the 8th grade now!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Gosh-
How do you have time to make all this fun stuff on your blog?
love
tweedles

BlueShell said...

I like the new "face"!
That group...I love them...
Lucky you!

Big hug!
BS

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

OH, that's my kind of music, Sandie!! I know y'all had a blast seeing them in real life!

And, I love that quote. blessings ~ tanna

Rhonda said...

Absolutely...this may seem a bit wierd for some but it brings me to tears everytime I hear it and that is the theme song to the old old cowboy show, RawHide....it takes me to a time in my life when dad and I would sit in from of the black and white television with drinks and popcorn watching ...though my childhood was anything but pleasant this is one fond memory and it brings me to tears when I hear it and I truly treasure this wonderful memory

SavannahGranny said...

Good morning Sandi, Love your new header!
I also love your goal for the year, so true.

One of my favorite songs is "Memories Are Made of This" sung by Dean Martin, in the fifties.

Hugs,

Knitty said...

Great new header!

Boy, there is too much to say about music and where it takes me so I will zero on just a few. Roberta Flack's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" makes me think of hubby as does a lot of Chicago's music. Color My World was played as part of our music selection at our wedding. Remember the Fifth Dimension? I used to sing "Wedding Bell Blues" to him (Won't you marry me, Bill) :D

Annesphamily said...

Hands down I love the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band! A true favorite of mine. It is funny how we change throughout the years.