phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2020 Encore 1 - 07/21/20 07:13 PM
Due to unforeseen circumstances, many of the Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2020 Edition posts have been lost. But there is still plenty of good music to listen too.
The Corona Virus/ COVID-19 pandemic has changed some of the ways we live our lives. Most rock concerts and live stage performances have been canceled or at least postponed. Yet, the performers that we enjoy are still playing, even if their fans cannot participate.
There have been a lot of performers that have offered virtual concerts which can be fun in the absence of live music.
One of the latest is a compilation of performers … (4 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2020 Edition, Day 30 - 07/20/20 08:28 PM
This is a recovered version of a post that was lost. Enjoy!  Well, June 2020 is in the books. It is time for the Soundtrack of a Lifetime to go back into intermission. 2020 has been a strange year in many ways, but the beat goes on. With each passing year our repertiore of sonds grows larger and more variedI wanted to finish the season strong. So, today you get something a little different.
The song is “I’d Rather Go Blind”. Written and originally performed by the great blues singer Etta James. The song is about a woman that realizes … (6 comments)

phoenix fun: Memories that last a lifetime. - 04/20/20 07:17 PM
Moving is a stressful time. It becomes even more stressful when you have lived in a home for a long time and have acquired a lot of stuff and made a lot of memories.
We just completed the first leg of a move out of a house that we called home for 19 years. Going through all your belongings and deciding what to keep and what to dispose of is difficult. Both my wife and I were forced to shed many items that while still perfectly good no longer have a purpose in our lives.
Whenever you perform a move of this nature … (10 comments)

phoenix fun: In Real Estate truth can be stranger than fiction. December Challenge - 12/17/19 11:44 AM
If you stay in this business long enough you will experience some crazy things. A couple of them came to mind when I read this contest.
I remember one time when I met a young couple looking to rent a home. They had just moved to Phoenix and their current home in another state was being sold short. I usually try to meet my clients in my office to interview them. We talked at length about their needs and just as we were getting ready to go out to a few homes the young woman announced that she needs to feed the … (11 comments)

phoenix fun: Keeping the tradition alive. - 11/29/19 10:33 AM
Thanksgiving is a day that is celebrated in various ways across the globe.
In the U. S. the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition is most often traced to the feast celebrated by the Pilgrims in Massachusetts in 1621. Celebrating a good harvest along with the Native Americans that helped them through the previous winter. It was celebrated in different ways until 1789 when President George Washington proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving and prayer.
Today Thanksgiving is celebrated with food and friends and football. Families, extended families, friends and neighbors gather over a celebratory dinner. A typical menu might include turkey, cranberry sauce and … (5 comments)

phoenix fun: Whatever Happened to the Transylvania Twist? - 10/29/19 10:40 AM
It’s Halloween time again. It seems like this year Halloween has made a resurgence in popularity. I have noticed more Halloween parties, more TV shows with a Halloween theme and of course a chance to replay all those scary Halloween movies.
When I was growing up it was popular to dress up as a ghost or witch or some other monster. Today it seems more children dress up as fairies, firefighters or “gangstas”. Even Trick or Treat has changed. Today most T & T is done as a supervised activity. I guess it is just a sign of the times.
The Halloween tradition … (4 comments)

phoenix fun: The Most Important Point. - 07/14/19 01:42 PM
I have just finished watching one of the epic tennis matches of all-time. For those of you that do not follow tennis, it was The 2019 Championships at Wimbledon Final. The players were Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
It was the first time that a Wimbledon Championship has ever been decided by a fifth set tiebreaker. The match lasted nearly five hours. I have to admit that I was rooting for my favorite player Roger Federer, but despite leading for most of the match and winning in most of the statistical columns his opponent Djokovic won the match.
You see that tennis, unlike … (22 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 30 - 06/29/19 12:45 PM
Well here we are at the end of another of The Soundtrack of a Lifetime series. It has been a lot of fun remembering old songs that we enjoyed over more than a 60 year period. Who would have thought that Rock & Roll would endure so long?
For those of you who have been following along, thanks for your time. If you missed a few articles, you can revisit them all at My Blog.
For our final song for the 2019 edition we have an oldie from one of the originators of Rock & Roll, Antoine "Fats" Domino (no relation). Fats … (3 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 27 - 06/19/19 04:26 PM
I enjoy when a song tells a story. In this case the story is by a band named Lynyrd Skynryd. Skynrd is a rock band that has often billed themselves as the King's of Southern Rock.
The band released their first album in 1973. With songs like Sweet Home Alabama, Simple Man and Free Bird, their popularity continued to grow as they released a new album every year until 1977.
Unfortunately, in October 1977 lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines were killed in a plane crash. The rest of the band continued to perform … (2 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 26 - 06/19/19 09:10 AM
How do you follow up after being one of the Beatles, who in my opinion, were the greatest rock band ever? Well it takes some doing, but you keep going with another really good band called Wings. When most people think of the band Wings they think only of McCartney and rightly so, he was the driving force behind Wings. But one thing Paul really wanted to accomplish with Wings was to start over with a new band and create great music again. I think he accomplished his goal. 
In creating Wings, Paul looked to long-time friend Denny Laine of Moody Blues … (7 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime - 2019 Edition - Day 24 - 06/18/19 11:16 AM
Neil Diamond is an other performer that achieved early success as a songwriter then later became a renowned on-stage performer and actor. 
Neil has had 10 number one singles and 38 songs in the Top Ten.
With great songs like Cracklin' Rose, Song Sung Blue and America his music has spanned the generations. It is amazing how popular he is with an audience of younger patrons, many of whom were not born when his songs were released.
Diamond has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling musicians of all time
Neil Diamond was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of … (1 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 20 - 06/14/19 08:19 AM
The Drifters were one of my favorite singing groups when I was growing up. With huge hits like On Broadway, Under the Boardwalk, Saturday Night at the Movies and today’s song Up On the Roof.
Up on the Roof was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. The song has been recorded by numerous artists including James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, and of course King herself. But the most popular version has been the 1962 version by The Drifters. The Drifters' recording of "Up on the Roof" has been named number 114 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.
I had … (3 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 16 - 06/13/19 07:30 AM
Its Carole King week on the Soundtrack. One of the most iconic songwriters of our generation is undeniably Carole King. When I decided to include Carole as an artist, I began to look at which of her songs to feature. As I looked at the long list of song choices I decided to focus not only on Carole King, but also on some the artists that made her songs famous.
It is somewhat hard to grasp how many great songs she wrote with her then husband and collaborator Gerry Goffin and a host of other stars. Her first number one hit “Will You … (3 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 15 - 06/11/19 04:00 PM
In 1978 the disco scene was still reigning over pop music. Dancing was back in vogue and the result was a plethora of dance songs. Most of these songs and dances did not stand the test of time, but one song somehow caught the attention of crowds and evolved out of the disco scene into an anthem for parties, weddings, and sporting events all over the world.
"Y.M.C.A." was the song written and performed by the Village People, and made it to number 2 on the pop charts in the U.S.
The song which is based on a double meaning lauds the … (4 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 14 - 06/09/19 05:57 PM
Welcome to day fourteen of the Soundtrack. Hopefully, you have been following along and enjoying some of my favorite songs. It is a great way to take a couple of minutes out of your busy day to reflect on how we got to where we are now.
Today’s song is one that was performed by a band from my home town Chicago. Originally formed in 1967, they took the name Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) after the public transportation organization in the city. The real C.T.A. took issue with the band's use of their moniker so the band shortened the name to Chicago.
Chicago … (2 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 11 - 06/05/19 07:34 PM
In the early days of rock music came from a lot of different places, R&B, Pop, Country, etc. One of the more sultry voices to cross over from the country music scene to the pop charts was Patsy Cline. Born Virginia Patterson Hensley she adopted the name, Patsy Cline. Patsy had hit after hit with her Nashville sound.
Cline was just beginning to be recognized worldwide when she died at age 30 in the crash of a private airplane.
Today’s song, Crazy, was written and originally recorded by Willie Nelson. The story goes that in 1961, Clines husband heard the Nelson version … (4 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 10 - 06/03/19 07:46 PM
The Byrds band was first formed in 1964 by Roger McGuinn. They were one of the first groups to bring folk rock onto the pop charts. Anyone that listened to popular music in the early sixties will recognize the opening riffs from songs like Mr. Tamborine Man and Turn, Turn, Turn. The music, which emanated from a twelve string guitar played by McQuinn gave their melodies a distinct sound.
Over the life of the band personnel changes were frequent with only McGuinn being the consistent member.
Today’s song Turn, Turn, Turn was written by Pete Seeger and performed by many folk artists over … (3 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 9 - 06/02/19 12:37 PM
Time to hop into the Wayback Machine. Back to the 1950s a time when wholesomeness and good clean looks were a prerequisite to stardom. Teenage heartthrobs abound and one of the earliest was Ricky Nelson. Ricky the youngest member of the Nelson family starred in radio and TV on the popular show The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. Ricky was often featured singing his latest song on the show. It wasn’t long before Ricky became a popular recording artist placing over 50 songs on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
Rock and Roll was still in its infancy and not everyone took the … (4 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 8 - 06/02/19 09:15 AM
For me, it is often the same old song. So many of the great songs I listened to growing up still sound great today. It is remarkable how many young people listen to old songs that were written and performed before they were born,
Today's song It’s The Same Old Song by The Four Tops, a vocal group from Detroit, is a good example. 
The original group was composed of lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdu Fakir, Renaldo Benson, and Lawrence Payton. One of the unique things about the Four Tops was that the lead singer, Stubbs, was a baritone. Almost all other vocal … (5 comments)

phoenix fun: Soundtrack of a Lifetime – 2019 Edition – Day 7 - 06/01/19 07:47 PM
The Soundtrack isn’t just about oldies. It also isn’t just about rock music. There are a lot of great bands and songs that come from all genus. Sometimes you just hear something that you like and it brings you joy. It may be R&B, Jazz or Country.
Have you ever had the chance to see a band play live just before they broke onto the national scene? I have been fortunate to see several. One band that I was fortunate to see in 2003 before they made it big is Sugarland. Sugarland is a country music band that consisted of guitarist Kristen … (2 comments)

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