Saturday, 18 May 2019

They mean something to me

As an ex radio DJ from many centuries ago, there are some songs that stick in my mind, and every now and then they come to life as I hear them on the car radio, or on TV and they bring back memories. It is mostly the lyrics that have meaning rather than the music or the song itself.

I sometimes feature videos on this Blog, some which I have made myself, others from the internet. What I don't know is how do you, my loyal readers, feel about such videos. Do you just pass them by and leave a nice comment, (or not), or would you welcome more such posts - say once a week?

Normally, I choose songs where the lyrics will have a special meaning to the listener. Two such examples are here below.





18 comments:

  1. "As an ex radio DJ from many centuries ago..."

    YOU were a DJ??

    Ha ha...it's not that I don't believe you. It's just that DJ in my mind means Dr. Johnny Fever and you...are not like him. Or maybe you are! ;-)

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    1. Hi Sandi,

      I did not know who Johnny Fever is/was; so I looked up this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieQaJTcEj74

      Yes, we had a studio just like the one in the video. Two turn-tables and a mixing unit, tape players etc ... I used to present humourous programs, music programs and on Sundays a Christian program called Time for Reflection. Hence the title of this Blog.

      If you have time, Sandi, listen to this, (12 minutes long): https://timeforreflections.blogspot.com/2018/08/vic-on-radio.html

      God bless you.

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  2. Oh Victor,the Garth Brooks song brought me back 45 yrs., and 10 months -- to the biggest tragedy of my life! On July 15, 1974 my 'common-law' husband of 2 years suddenly died, while giving his very first 'Toastmaster's' speech. His topic was ME .... and it was entitled: 'How great life is with the love of a good woman'! The M.E. said that he had died of a 'coronary insufficiency' -- where the main artery goes into a major 'spasm', cutting off blood supply to the heart! In his case, the spasm never did 'release' its grip: it lasted long enough to actually, stop his heart! He was 30 yrs. old, and I was 26!! I mourned his loss for more than 20 years; and now at age 71 (and approaching my own death), I still miss him! He was the love of my life! His name was Vernon (Vern). He too, had been a 'DJ' -- at his University's Radio Station!

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    1. Thank you Suzanne for sharing your heart-felt and honest story of the tragedy that befell you and your loved one. My heart cries for you my friend. Rest assured that I am praying for you and yours right now.

      God bless you, Suzanne.

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  3. I, for one, am SO GLAD you've chosen to spotlight these videos. "The Dance" is heartbreaking; more so now that I read Suzanne's words. (Praying, Suzanne!)
    My husband and I are totally opposites re. music. I'm ALL about the lyrics; they're everything to me. He's listening to the instrumentals, chord changes, etc. to the exclusion of all else.

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    1. Thank you Mevely for your kind words, and for your prayers for Suzanne.

      I will feature songs with meaningful lyrics here every now and then. I appreciate your support.

      God bless you always.

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  4. I do enjoy the occasional videos/music you post here, Victor, and these songs are so very touching. Did I mention I enjoy country music? Yes, so these are right up my alley.
    May your day be blessed!

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    1. Thank you for your kindness and continued encouragement, Martha. I have long enjoyed country music such as Bobby Bare, Tom T Hall, Waylon Jennings and others.

      God bless you my friend.

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  5. Keep them coming.

    It s not the lyrics from those old songs, but the tune brings me back to the tie when the song was popular...sometimes it is not a good time to be brought back to.

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    1. I understand what you mean, JoeH. Sometimes a good song can take one to a bad time in one's life. For me, The Beatles "We Can Work It Out"; takes me back to a painful break-up.

      I'll posts more songs here from time to time. Thank you for your support my friend.

      God bless.

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  6. I do like this one from Garth Brooks.
    We are blessed to have such a wide choice of music available to us. Where would we be without music, books, art …

    Happy Weekend Wishes.

    All the best Jan

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    1. The lyrics of the Garth Brooks song are quite exceptional.

      God bless you, Jan.

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  7. I'll listen once in a while, but usually just don't have the time to listen to them.

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    1. Thank you for letting me know, Happyone. I'll try not to post too many song videos. I'll post some of my own home-made "talk" videos from time to time.

      God bless you.

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    2. I'm in the same place as happyone. Life has gotten quite busy, and I don't have as much time as I used to to get around to all of the blogs I follow.

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    3. Thank you for letting me know, Kathy. I hope you don't forget us and stop visiting here.

      God bless you.

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  8. I am a fan of Garth, and YOU! My heart hurts for Suzanne. I will add her to my prayer list as well.

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    1. Thank you for your kindness, Terri. And for your prayers for Suzanne.

      God bless you my friend.

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