Time to climb back out of the abyss and redirect my attention to more uplifting pursuits. Like music.
Let’s kick it off with some Jefferson Airplane performing “White Rabbit” live:
Here’s Toto’s “Hold the Line, Love Isn’t Always On Time”:
Another I like to listen to frequently is “Mississippi Queen” performed at the Volunteer Jam by Molly Hatchet and Ted Nugent:
Here’s another goodie by The Charlie Daniels Band performing “The South’s Gonna Do It (Again)” live:
One can at least wish that were true. Unfortunately it looks like the South has imploded by this point. Sad situation there. Our roots are dying out. Maybe all that’s left is the spirit that lives on within some of us.
Another from the Charlie Daniels Band that I’ve long appreciated, “In America,” here performed in the late 1970s:
Oh, it happened again. Just not thinking we’ve got many more of those left in us as a failing empire. As to be expected when a society gets too big and spreads itself too thin. Sad but true.
Moving on to a favorite from Fleetwood Mac, “The Chain” (live performance from 1979):
Here’s a song a friend turned me on to titled “Heartworn Highways” by Townes Van Zandt:
Fell in love with that sorrowful tune. Heartbreaking video.
Random fact: I lived in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for a spell once upon a time.
A song I never tire of is Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Coming Home”:
Coming home to your love, mama. I seen better days…
John Lennon’s “Working Class Hero”:
John Lennon was, in simplest terms, a very interesting character. I seriously doubt most in my family regarded him too highly. But the Beatles really tapped into people’s imaginations, gotta give ’em that. Their music certainly impacted mine.
Case in point, another amazing former Beatle:
That was George Harrison with “My Sweet Lord,” another song I never tire of.