Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
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I know we are in a serious situation, but I need a break from the gloom, doom and bullying by way of hoarding. Music has always been my refuge and watching those beautiful Italians singing to each other from their balconies reaffirmed my belief that music is the answer. So until the old normal returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
I love the show “Newsradio”. It is hard for me not to love a show with Phil Hartman in the cast. In one of my favorite episodes Matthew (Andy Dick’s character) bets Joe (Joe Rogan’s character) that the next song that comes on the radio will be a “really good song”. When it starts to play, Matthew tries to act like he loves the tune but after Joe stares him down, Matthew states “You win. It sucks!” Then the camera cuts to Dave’s (Dave Foley character) office who hears the same song playing and states “I love that song”. Well, I am with Dave. I think it is one of Glen Campbell’s best performances to a mesmerizing production & arrangement by Al De Lory. I also think it is one of Jimmy Webb’s finest compositions thanks to one of the most stunning lines I have ever heard:
“And I need you more than want you,
And I want you for all time”
Jimmy Webb & Glen Campbell circa 1990’s (Images found online. Original sources unknown.)
Glen Campbell: “Wichita Lineman” (1968, written by Jimmy Webb).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.