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.
Every decade brings about groups that have a few hits before they fade into the background. But that does not mean they do not leave their mark in music or on our life soundtracks. For me, one of those bands was The Atlanta Rhythm Section (ARS). I really liked their laid back southern country rock sound, their musical talent and lead singer Ronnie Hammond’s voice (not to mention how gorgeous he was). I enjoyed all their music but it was their album “Champagne Jam” that I loved the best, especially because it has today’s song on it.
ARS circa 1978 (L-R): Barry Bailey, Robert Nix, Ronnie Hammond, Paul Goddard, Dean Daughtry and J.R.Cobb. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Atlanta Rhythm Section: “Imaginary Lover” (1978, written by Buddy Buie, Dean Daughtry and Robert Nix).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.