Tom Petty, one of the great musical talents in America passed away at age 66 today. I grew up listening to him on the radio and his videos on MTV were terrific. Rest In Harmony Tom.
(It was officially announced late on Monday evening in California that Tom had passed away. Earlier reports had indicated he did but had not after some incorrect reporting.)
Today was supposed to be doomsday according to some person who thinks they know more about that sort of thing than the rest of us. If that is the case then R.E.M. sings about such things very well.
Taylor Swift has some new music coming out tonight (8/24/2017) in advance of her new album “Reputation” coming out in November. This is from her earlier work when she was known as a country artist. This is “You Belong With Me”.
Glen Campbell is a noted musician, country music artist and entertainer. He has many top hits to his resume and his career has spanned decades. In the past few years he has battled Alzheimer’s and today he passed away at age 81. This is probably his greatest hit and most famous song, “Rhinestone Cowboy”. Rest in peace, Glen.
To go along with the theme of waking up early, here is Wham with their 80’s super hit “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go”. Seems right, doesn’t it?
I haven’t done a Tunes Tuesday in awhile so I thought I would share something new from Arcade Fire. This is a group I enjoy when they are on Saturday Night Live. Here is Everything Now.
Music is supposed to set our souls free of pain but sometimes it does the opposite. It should give people an idea of what you are going through. When a person dies it’s the music that gives us clues of their heartache. Sometimes the music covers up what is happening down deep. May the music of your heart be something soothing, comforting, healing.
Something a little vintage from Australia’s own Air Supply. This song crawled in my head as an ear worm so I wanted to share it with you all.