Writing is a distraction for me. It takes me to places unknown that fulfill my need for intellectual stimulus, emotional release, and a soothing of the breaks and bruises of the day.
Fans Choice: 20 Favorite Songs of Roxy Music
Fan's Choice: 20 Favorite Songs of Roxy Music I caught on to Roxy Music a little late in the game. It was in the summer of 1979. I was at my local Licorice Pizza music store browsing through the records and I came across Roxy Music's Manifesto. The album cover itself was enough to sell me, so I bought it on faith without sampling the tracks. When I got home I immediately tore that shrink wrap off and played the album. Home run!!! The album was a hit with me. I loved it upon the first listen. The album became one of my favorites of the summer of '79 along with Supertramp's Breakfast in America and Blondie's Parallel Lines. Within the next six months I bought the entire catalog of Roxy Music albums. I was a bonafide fan.
20 Most Popular Female Musicians of The 1970s
I am a longtime music aficionado dating back to 1972 when I bought my first records. I bought two albums A Song For You by Carpenters and Greatest Hits by Blood, Sweat and Tears (of course both on 8-track tape). These two records took me away into thoughts and imaginations I never experienced before. I was instantly sold, a fan of music right from the get go. All I could think about was the next record I would buy. I started making lists of songs and albums I wanted. By 1978 it became an obsession. I had to buy everything I wanted. My lists went from 3 or 4 albums up to 40 or 50 titles at all times. In 1992 my friend Mitzi and I spent the entire day removing all my albums from my walk-in closet and counted each one and alphabetized everything and rearranged them back into the closet. When all was said and done the final count was approximately 11,500 albums (and that did not include the 7,500 seven inch singles I had). This wasn't even the top number. I continued collecting records until 1995. I would guesstimate, at one point, I owned around 16,000 albums. That was crazy. When I moved from Orange to Fullerton in 1996 it was a lot of work packing and moving those records.
Is Hospice Right For You and Your Loved One?
I am the full-time caregiver of my mom. She is a dear sweet person and I love her with all my heart. My mom is 85 years old. She is completely blind due to glaucoma. She struggles with major depressive disorder and is in the advanced stages of Dementia.
Horizon by Carpenters (1975)
HORIZON (Morning opens quietly, a shadow vision over me) Carpenters were the most popular sibling duo of the 1970s. In the US they achieved 16 consecutive Top 20 hit from 1970 to 1976. They were considered a sure bet by record producers and songwriters always submitted their songs to Carpenters first. Several songs that Carpenters recorded first but did not release as a single such as "Can't Smile Without You" and "I Just Fall In Love Again" went on to become hits for other pop contemporaries.