Reelin’ in the Years – 2018

Well, I’m all caught up with my musical retrospective. This song was in the top 10 for 2018. It still gives me a little shiver up my spine when it breaks into the chorus. Nice video too. I guess I won’t be adding to this until another year passes. But I’ll be posting favorite songs […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 2001

It’s 2001 and I’m 39 years old. This was an eventful year. I formally converted to Catholicism at Easter in 2001. I remember feeling graces pouring down on me after leaving the church that sunny day. The other main event, of course, was 9/11. I was with my parents that morning. We had CNN on […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1974

It’s 1974 and I’m now a big 12 years old. My parents vacationed in England at the president of Ryerson university’s UK home (my dad was the Dean of Business, and generally well-liked at work). Can’t remember exactly where they stayed. But it was by the sea, I think. I remained behind with my elder […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1972

It’s 1972 and I’ve completed ten full solar orbits on spaceship Earth. I just realized that I overlooked David Bowie’s influential song “Space Oddity” for 1969. When I was seven in ’69, “Space Oddity” was too far out for me. I didn’t discover that until high school. “Rocket Man” (1972) by Elton John is another […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1970

It’s 1970 and I’m eight years old. You had to be there to really understand what 1970 meant. Today it seems so long ago, so old-fashioned. I mean, 70s music. That’s dad and mom music. Maybe even grandpa and grandma music! I remember sitting in junior school and seeing the date written in chalk on […]

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Reelin’ in the Years – 1967

It’s 1967 and I’m five years old. I definitely remember hearing Sgt. Pepper’s on vinyl. The song that first caught my attention was “Lucy in the Sky.” That guitar riff at the beginning has been copied and morphed by so many other bands. They probably changed it just enough to avoid a lawsuit. I learned […]

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It’s been a while…

Sigh. I’ve been unusually busy over the past few days so haven’t updated here. But I haven’t been totally off the web. Nope. Along with some earthpages updates I did a volunteer question at allexperts.com, a really interesting one. But unfortunately the questioner wanted it to be private. And I have to respect that. I’ve […]

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