Thirty-four years ago on a beautiful June evening in Willimantic, Connecticut I sat on the football field next to the other officers of the Windham High School Class of 1976 (I was the Class Secretary) and listened to a very young and very new United States Senator Christopher J. Dodd deliver our commencement address. I don't remember a thing the man said either during the graduation ceremony or at the reception following but I'm pretty sure I liked him a lot better back then than I do all these years later but I guess that's neither here nor there being that he has wisely chosen not to run for re-election and this post isn't about him anyway - it's about the music of the time.
Music has that amazing and magical quality of taking you right back to where you were when you first listened to it and these songs are no exception to that. On June 3rd, 1976 I was 17 years old, leaving high school behind, and holding orders to ship out for basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas just four days later on June 7th. Certainly makes me wish I knew then what I know now but in spite of the unexpected twists, turns, and bumps along the way it's been a pretty good journey so far with just a few exceptions along the way.
Anyhow, enough of my babbling, enjoy the music and if you get a chance please swing by Trav's Thoughts and play along with us. Who knows? Your favorite music could also become my favorite music!