Simpler Times With Simpler Problems


The last few weeks have been a blur with travel and work. . . and a noticeable lack of blogging. It seems that I have a never-ending “to-do” list and nowhere do I see the words “relax” or “do whatever you want to.”

In thinking about blogging, I  realized it has been a while since I posted any music and as a memory came to mind, I went to my box of “All Time Favorite” songs.

Hughie Thomasson (L) and Billy Jones. RIP

I received the album, “The Outlaws”  via Columbia House 8-Track on November 4th, 1977. I remember the date as it was the day after I had my first car wreck, totaling what was my mom’s Pontiac T-37.

Sore and sutured, it was not a fun day but the mailman came through and I got mesmerized by The Florida Guitar Army.  (I’m pretty sure the other 8-track in that delivery was Steeley Dan’s, “Aja”)

Here is a live version of “Song in The Breeze” from 1975, which is every bit as good as the studio recording and a few minutes longer. If you are familiar with the band, you can tell which guitarist is playing as they switch back and forth on the leads as their styles were different, but complemented each other so well.

The 1970’s were simpler times with simpler problems to solve and definitely better music.

What I wouldn’t give to be able to go back for just one, Summer weekend, but at least I have the memories.

May Hughie (2007)  and Billy (1995) RIP and as Greg Khin would say, “They Don’t Write ‘Em Like That Anymore”

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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