Sunday, April 18, 2010

Rockin' Out in My Truck

I had to drive across town on Friday. During the trip, I listened to a classic rock station. What fun it is to rock out while driving! First, I got into it with Aretha - R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Then there was a little bit of Beatles' music, "Something". Then I heard a song I hadn't heard in years. It was "No Matter What You Are" by Badfinger. I love that song. It was so good to be listening and singing along. I didn't know anything about Badfinger, but remembered a lot of their songs, so I did some Internet research when I got home. I had been thinking, "Oooh, maybe Jim and I can see them in one of the Rock 'N Roll revival tours. Well, they have a tragic story. Before I read about them, I checked for live performances on YouTube. An earnest young man with a look about him that took me back to my high school days was singing his heart out. He and his buddy wrote almost all of the Badfinger hits. They also wrote a song that was a big hit for Harry Nilsson, "Without You" (a song I'd assumed Nilsson had written that I absolutely love). The Badfinger version is awesome!

In a way, I wish I'd just left it alone. I could've ordered an album or two online and continued thinking of Badfinger living happily ever after. They're not. It makes me very sad.

5 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Now you have me wondering what became of them, Candy. I shall have to do my own research. I love Nilsson's version of "Without You." Glad you found some enjoyable time in the car. I used to love doing that. Now more often than not I find myself crying when I hear those beloved oldies.

Kathleen Botsford said...

Oh my! Don't tell me what happened. I will listen to their music and remember their brilliance.....
P.S. Thanks for stopping by! And I see we have a lot of the same tastes. I would have to include EVERY dramatic or comedy movie made in the 1930's and 1940's but you have listed some of my favs!

Candy said...

Sherry, check out some of the YouTube videos and let me know what you think. I love Nilsson's version, too.

Kathleen, I love almost all of the movies from the 1930's and 1940's, too. I love all of the stars from then, too. One of my cats is named Cary Grant:)

I came so close to not snooping around further about Badfinger...

I enjoyed your blog. I'll be back to visit.

Ralph said...

That is so the worst about looking abck to music of our youth. Like all of us they were frail some moe than most. Thanks you for the memories seems this day has been a music filled memory day for me it has gone on and on I am sure my blog tomorrow will be about this. Going to follow you.

Candy said...

Thank you for stopping by, Ralph. I'm coming over to check out your blog.