Due to the turbulence of the times I have been rather nostalgic of late. I guess you could call it yearning for a simpler, less stressful time.
Given what was going on in 1973 I’m not sure of it was actually a less stressful time. However being that I was a kid, I wasn’t carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.
Today, for some unknown reason, King Harvest’s Dancing in the Moonlight came to mind as my song of comfort. The tune is simple, melodic and fun.
May it bring you the moment of peace it has brought me.
King Harvest – Dancing in the Moonlight – 1973
Broadway Backwards – Big Spender – March 11, 2019
Orville Peck and Paul Cauthen have teamed up doing covers of incredible duets to benefit MusiCares.
Unrighteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling – 9/24/2020
Unrighteous Brothers – Unchained Melody – 9/24/2020
Enjoy! Now you know what we will be listening to all weekend.
Being that I was a kid growing up in the 1970s, I look back on life with an awesome soundtrack. One of the jewels of that soundtrack is Elvin Bishop’s Fooled Around and Fell in Love.
Last evening as I was about to retire to the luxury of my extra firm California King bed, this popped up in my you tube feed. Being a nostalgic guy I couldn’t help but to click play.
Wow, there is a reason that this tune is a jewel in the Fearsome soundtrack of life. Mickey Thomas, one of Elvin’s back up singers at the time, is one truly talented singer. He is the one actually singing lead on this track. This video is of his Midnight Special performance in 1977. The Midnight Special performances can be hit or miss. This is a hit. A hit out of the park in fact.
It also is followed by the studio recording from which it became famous, a double feature of sorts. Enjoy!
Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Midnight Special 1977
One should also note that I was pubescent at the time this song was released. Many a man crush I had at the time was consoled by the lyrics of this song. Oh… and the drummer is way hot.
Orville Peck covers Faith Hill’s Breathe
Orville Peck – Breathe – KEXP presents live at Rainshadow Recording during THING 8/24/2019
Fearsome has been diggin’ these chicks for a while now. So I figured it’s about time they made their Fearsome Beard debut.
The Surfrajettes – Britney Spears Toxic – Surf Cover – 4/24/2018