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 still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life 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.
In September 1986 a new group with a sophisticated sound & insightful songs emerged in n year dominated by new wave, punk & hair bands. Bruce Hornsby & The Range’s debut album introduced us to their music which was a more contemporary hybrid of jazz, folk, gospel & classical with an added touch of jam band magic. The title track from their debut album, “The Way It Is” hit the #1 spot that year and was followed by two top twenty hits, “Mandolin Rain” & “Every Little Kiss”.
The band’s next two albums were also a refreshing break from the over synthesized songs that were flooding the charts at that time, but the group disbanded a year after their third album was released in 1990. It included today’s song which features additional vocals by Shawn Colvin who had a big hit of her own with “Sunny Came Home” in 1997. Hornsby also spent several years playing with The Grateful Dead until Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, at which time Hornsby went on to a solo career. But out of everything he has done, it is today’s song I love the most.
“When I see you on the street in the twilight
I may tip my hat and keep my head down
Show me love but maybe I don’t deserve it
I’ve been called but not, but not found“.
Shawn Colvin (L) and Bruce Hornsby (R) on “Late Night With David Letterman, 1990. (Image found online. Original source unknown.)
Bruce Hornsby & The Range featuring Shawn Colvin: “Lost Soul” (1990, written by Bruce Hornsby).
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