Monday, February 22, 2016

My World of Music

A fascination with good storytellers is mixed up in my world of music.  Tom T Hall's wonderful stories have made an appearance once again late in my life.  Tom T was in my world while I was in college back in the 1970's, however,  I guess the time wasn't right until now.  "The Harmonica Man  " really got my attention, thanks to You Tube.
He paints a picture and brings the Old Man back to life.  While being a sad song, the Old Man makes me think of him as a little boy looking and wishing through a store window.

I feel like a lifetime of memories is being shared with us. I especially feel like The Old Man knew more about music than the storyteller is relating to us.  Thoughts come to mind about his once being  an outgoing person with a lot of interests during his lifetime.  Dreamers can make good music.

He seemed to have people who cared for him, however he was still a very private person.
The song has a wonderful but sad ending for I feel like he died loving and enjoying his music privately.

" For all of his music, and as much as he loved it,
Nobody else even knew he could play."


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Skip A Rope

Being a person who loves old country, folk and gospel music, You Tube holds a special place in my day.  Very few days are completed without another 'new' old song.  While working on these songs,
a lot of thought is given to their meaning and history.  Earnest Tubb is a favorite singer and writer that will warm hearts with many memories.

The story begins with four little children sitting in our living room playing...[for this story I will use initials]  H said to his sisters K, T, and L:  " Now here are the rules:  you have three choices...."
To make a long story short, the children were discussing the way the games and how they would be
played and in a fair and thoughtful loving way.  This discussion of the children made us smile.  For we knew that the children were displaying training by their wonderful parents setting the stage for future great things to come.

Thoughts came to my mind of a song of a lot of years past sung by several artists.  After searching for the song I discovered it was written by Glenn Douglas Tubb, a nephew of Earnest Tubb, one of my favorite singers and songwriters:  The song gives us examples the results of  the things we say around the children and all people because there will be an example set.  Let's hope it is a good thing for especially the children...
I've posted this song :  "Skip A Rope", as an example that we SHOULD NOT SET for the children or anyone we influence.

I hope all will give a lot of thought to the message of the song...."Listen To The Children While they Play,  It's Not Very Funny What the Children say..."Let's give the children examples for the children to follow hoping that we can say: Isn't it wonderful, Just listen to the children while they play.

Thank you Mr. Glenn Douglas Tubb, an educational program couldn't have given us a better lesson      to guide our children