Let’s Take A Moment Day 490

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?

Tom Petty music quote

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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 November 1972 Steely Dan released their debut album Can’t Buy A Thrill. It hit the Top 20 on the Billboard album chart the following year & produced three of their best known songs: “Do It Again”, the group’s first single which was a Top Ten hit in 1973, “Dirty Work” (Day 130) and today’s track. It was their second single & another hit reaching #11 the same year. In the nearly 50 years since the group released their first album, their music is a fresh, innovative & evocative today as it was then. Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were an incredible team.

You’ve been telling me you’re a genius since you were seventeen
In all the time I’ve known you I still don’t know what you mean
The weekend at the college didn’t turn out like you planned
The things that pass for knowledge I can’t understand


(Image found online.  Original source unknown.)

Steely Dan: “Reelin’ In The Years” (1972, written by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen).

I do not own the rights to anything.  I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.

Stay well.


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