Monday’s Music Moves Me – The 2nd Installment in my ROCK & ROLL HEAD TO TOE Body Parts Songs Series (#4M, #MMMM)

It’s Monday and you know what that means: MUSIC! It’s time for the Monday’s Music Moves Me blog hop where a bunch of us bloggers come together each week to celebrate our love of music and share it with others. This week is a Freebie meaning we all can present whatever we want in our 4M posts. I’m taking advantage of this freebie to continue what I started with last week’s theme of Songs with Body Parts in the Title.

My Rock & Roll Head to Toe series kicked off last week with a logical place to start, the Head. But what’s even more top of mind than the head is what’s on top of the head (for most folks anyway)…and that’s HAIR. So HAIR is where the second installment in the body parts series is going to take you, on a musical ride through songs with the word HAIR in the title (well, there may be a few exceptions).

Here are ten of my favorite HAIR songs, plus a few (three) I discovered along the way that are quite a departure from my typical music choices, but I think you’ll like them just the same. Below is some background information and interesting tidbits on the various songs included in my playlist, plus a few surprises so be sure to scroll down.

Up first is by far my most favorite Hair song:

Hair of the Dog by Nazareth – “Hair of the Dog” is the title track of Nazareth’s 1975 album Hair of the Dog. It is sometimes called “Son of a Bitch” because of the repeated lyric in the hook (“Now you’re messing with a son of a bitch”). The song is about a charming and manipulative woman who can get men to acquiesce to her every need. The singer is letting her know that she has met her match in him, a self-described “son of a bitch.”

“Hair of the Dog” uses a talk box extensively during its bridge. The song’s title, which does not appear in the lyrics, is a pun (“hair of the dog” = “heir of the dog” = “son of a bitch”).

As a standalone song, it only charted in Germany, where it peaked at #44. In the United States, because the Hair of the Dog album was a top-20 hit on the album charts, the song received extensive airplay on album-oriented rock stations (despite “bitch” being a borderline profanity) and remains in the playlist of most classic rock formatted stations. In the USA, it was released as the B-Side of Love Hurts.

Almost Cut My Hair by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY) – “Almost Cut My Hair” is a song by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, originally released on the band’s 1970 album Déjà Vu, the second album by trio Crosby, Stills & Nash, and their first as a quartet with Neil Young.

The song describes a real-life dilemma faced by many hippies: whether to cut one’s hair to a more practical length, or leave it long as a symbol of rebellion. It was written by David Crosby, and features solo vocals by Crosby, with the rest of the band joining in on instruments rather than on vocal harmony, as in many of their other songs. Unlike most of the tracks on Déja Vu, the quartet and their studio musicians, Dallas Taylor (drums) and Greg Reeves (bass), all recorded it at the same place and time. It was one of only two songs from the album that Neil Young joined in on, despite not writing.

Although the notion of long hair as a “freak flag” appeared earlier, notably in a 1967 Jimi Hendrix song “If 6 Was 9”, Crosby’s song has been credited with popularizing the idea of long hair as a deliberate and visible symbol of the wearer’s affiliation with the counterculture, and opposition to establishment values. The song also writes about the singer’s “paranoia” at seeing the police; James Perone writes that, “more than any other song of the entire era”, it “captures the extent to which the divisiveness in American society … had boiled over into violence and terror.” [Nearly 50 years later and as a nation we’re more divisive than ever].

“Almost Cut My Hair” became one of Crosby’s signature songs, and “probably his most important political song”. Crosby himself stated “It was the most juvenile set of lyrics I’ve ever written … but it has a certain emotional impact, there’s no question about that.”

Of this song, Neil Young called this “Crosby at what I think is his best.”

San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) by Scott McKenzie – “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” is an American pop music song, written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, and sung by Scott McKenzie. The song was produced and released in May 1967 by Phillips and Lou Adler, who used it to promote their Monterey International Pop Music Festival held in June of that year.

John Phillips played guitar on the recording and session musician Gary L. Coleman played orchestra bells and chimes. The bass line of the song was supplied by session musician Joe Osborn. Hal Blaine played drums. The song became one of the best-selling singles of the 1960s in the world, reaching the fourth position on the US charts and the number one spot on the UK charts. In Ireland, the song was number one for one week, in New Zealand the song spent five weeks at number one, and in Germany it was six weeks at number one.

McKenzie’s version of the song has been called “the unofficial anthem of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, including the HippieAnti-Vietnam War and Flower power movements.”

Fun Fact: The Bee Gees song “Massachusetts” is a reaction to this song. The Bee Gees’ song is about someone who has been to San Francisco but is now homesick for Massachusetts. Check it out:

Hair by the cast of Hair – “Hair” is the title song to the 1968 musical Hair and the 1979 film adaptation of the musical. Of the musical, Wikipedia says:

“Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical” is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the late 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical’s profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of “rock musical”, using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a “Be-In” finale.

Hair tells the story of the “tribe”, a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves, and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifist principles and risking his life.

After an off-Broadway debut on October 17, 1967, at Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and a subsequent run at the Cheetah nightclub from December 1967 through January 1968, the show opened on Broadway in April 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances. Simultaneous productions in cities across the United States and Europe followed shortly thereafter, including a successful London production that ran for 1,997 performances. Since then, numerous productions have been staged around the world, spawning dozens of recordings of the musical, including the 3 million-selling original Broadway cast recording. Some of the songs from its score became Top 10 hits, and a feature film adaptation was released in 1979. A Broadway revival opened in 2009, earning strong reviews and winning the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical. In 2008, Time wrote, “Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever.”

The video in my playlist is the cast of the 2009 Broadway revival of the musical HAIR, performing the number “Hair” live at the 2009 Tony Awards. (If you’re into this musical, YouTube has tons of different casts performing the musical’s hits over the decades, including the original 1969 cast performing at that year’s Tony Awards (very different from the one presented in my playlist above) and London troupes as well).

Many of you will also be familiar with the cover version by The Cowsills, an American singing group from Newport, Rhode Island, comprised of six siblings noted for performing professionally and singing harmonies at an early age, later with their mother. The song was a major hit for the Cowsills in 1969 and their most successful single. (The Cowsills version cuts out most of the religion-themed lyrics, changing “long as God can grow it” to “long as I can grow it” and removing some verses.) Their version spent two weeks at number one on the Cash Box Top 100 and reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. “Hair” was kept out of the number one spot by another song from the Hair cast album: “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” by The 5th Dimension. It also reached number one on the RPM Canadian Singles Chart.

Here are The Cowsills in 1969 performing the song for The Wonderful World of Pizzazz television special (air date March 18, 1969).

Sister Golden Hair by America – “Sister Golden Hair” is a song written by Gerry Beckley and recorded by the band America for their fifth album Hearts (1975). It was their second single to reach number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, remaining in the top position for one week. The lyrics were largely inspired by the works of Jackson Browne. Say’s Beckley: ”it was based on a composite of different girls. When asked if it was written to anyone, Beckley said: “No, this is all poetic license. With ‘Sister Golden Hair,’ as far as my folks were concerned, I was writing a song about my sister, and I couldn’t quite fathom it; they must not have listened to the lyrics.” Haha

Fun Fact: This song was used in a bloody scene in the 2001 episode of the TV series The Sopranos, “Another Toothpick.” After mobster Bobby Bacala Sr. kills two people, the song plays on his car radio as he drives off. When he has trouble breathing and can’t reach his inhaler, he crashes the car and dies, but the song keeps playing.

(I was a big Sopranos fan and remember seeing this episode, and this particular scene. Did you see the episode and what went down before this clip?)

The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair by Led Zeppelin – “The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair” (also known as “The Girl I Love”) is a song performed by English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was recorded by the BBC on June 16, 1969 for Chris Grant’s Tasty Pop Sundae show during the band’s UK Tour of Summer 1969 and was broadcast on June 22, 1969. The song was later included on the live Led Zeppelin album BBC Sessions, released in 1997. It is the only known performance of the song by the band.

The lyrics in the first verse are an adaptation of the 1929 blues recording “The Girl I Love She Got Long Curley Hair” by Sleepy John Estes. The 2016 remastered edition of The Complete BBC Sessions includes “Contains interpolations from “Let Me Love You Baby” by Willie Dixon [and] “Travelling Riverside” by Robert Johnson” in the credits for the song

Cut My Hair by The Who – “Cut My Hair” is on The Who’s sixth studio album Quadrophenia, released as a double album in October 1973. It is the group’s second rock opera. Set in London and Brighton in 1965, the story follows a young mod named Jimmy and his search for self-worth and importance. Quadrophenia is the only Who album entirely composed by guitarist and lead songwriter Pete Townshend.

Fun Facts & Background: 1972 was the least active year for the Who since they had formed. The group had achieved great commercial and critical success with the albums Tommy and Who’s Next, but were struggling to come up with a suitable follow-up.

Townshend became inspired by “Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock”, the title of The Who’s unreleased 1972 autobiographical album and in autumn that year began writing material, while the group put out unreleased recordings including “Join Together” and “Relay” to keep themselves in the public eye. In the meantime, bassist John Entwistle released his second solo album, Whistle Rymes, singer Roger Daltrey worked on solo material, and Keith Moon featured as a drummer in the film That’ll Be The Day.

Townshend had met up with “Irish” Jack Lyons, one of the original Who fans, which gave him the idea of writing a piece that would look back on the group’s history and its audience. He created the character of Jimmy from an amalgamation of six early fans of the group, including Lyons, and gave the character a four-way split personality, which led to the album’s title (a play on schizophrenia). Unlike other Who albums, Townshend insisted on composing the entire work, though he purposefully made the initial demos sparse and incomplete so the other group members could contribute to the finished arrangement.

In the liner notes for the Who’s 1974 rarities collection Odds & Sods, Townshend said, “I had an idea once for a new album about the history of The Who called “Rock Is Dead—Long Live Rock.” That idea later blossomed into Quadrophenia.”

Interesting stuff, yeah?

Next up are two good covers by two really good “hair bands”:

Hair of the Dog – Guns ‘n Roses do a cover of the classic Nazareth song

Almost Cut My Hair – a cover of CSNY’s song by Queensryche

This next song almost counts as fitting the theme. The word hair isn’t in the title but it is in the lyrics. …”I’ve lost a few more hairs, I think I’m going bald…”

I Think I’m Going Bald by Rush – This song is on Caress of Steel, the third studio album by Canadian rock band Rush, released in 1975. The album showcases the band’s continued evolution to hard progressive rock as opposed to the blues-based hard rock style of the band’s first album.

“I Think I’m Going Bald” was written for Canadian rocker Kim Mitchell, who at the time was frontman of the band Max Webster and a close friend of the members of Rush. According to the book Contents Under Pressure, it was also inspired by the song “Goin’ Blind” by Kiss, whom Rush had frequently been an opening act for in their earlier years.

Now for a bit of a jarring juxtaposition: How about we finish out with a few old-timers. Anyone remember these? (All three of these songs have made me cry while putting this post together, I think primarily because of my current emotional state and from being smacked hard by the reality of what aging truly looks like and how cruel time can be to one’s body, mind and spirit. God help us all!)

You Comb Her Hair by George Jones – “You Comb Her Hair” is a song by George Jones. It was released as a single in 1963 and reached #5 on the Billboard country singles chart. Written by Hank Cochran and Harlan Howard, the song is an ode of love and devotion from a father to his daughter, and was typical of Jones’s releases during this period. In a 1994 article by Nick Tosches for the Texas Monthly, Jones confessed that he regarded the early sixties as his finest period, stating, “We did a lot of the pure country then.” Johnny Cash recorded the song for his 1966 album Happiness Is You.

That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine by The Everly Brothers – “That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine” was the first hit song of American cowboy entertainer Gene Autry, a duet with fellow railroad man, Jimmy Long, which Autry and Long co-wrote. Written and recorded in 1931, the single achieved greatest popularity in 1935 on Vocalion 02991, selling 5 million copies. It was featured in the 1935 Western films Tumbling Tumbleweeds and The Phantom Empire.

The lyrics are addressed to the elderly father of the narrator; they wish to repay him for the trouble they have caused him.

The song was covered by The Everly Brothers on their 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us and by Simon & Garfunkel on their albums Old Friends and Live 1969.

FUN FACT: On the children’s show, Sesame Street, Herry Monster sings a song called “Furry Blue Mommy of Mine”, which shows just how much he appreciates and loves his mother. This song is a parody of “That Silver Haired-Daddy of Mine”.

Snow In His Hair by Johnny Cash“Snow In His Hair” appeared for the first time on Hymns by Johnny Cash, the fifth album and first gospel album of Johnny Cash. The album was produced in 1958 and was then officially released in 1959. Cash said he left Sun Records because Sam Phillips wouldn’t let him record the gospel songs he’d grown up with. Columbia Records promised him to release an occasional gospel album; this was a success for him to record. This album was Cash’s first and most popular gospel album, and is an example of traditional hymns set to country gospel music. The album was recorded simultaneously with The Fabulous Johnny Cash.

Well, that’s a wrap for this one. Were any of your favorite Hair songs included above? What others can you think of? (there are TONS!)

Thanks for hanging out with me here. Rock on and May you all have great hair days this week…

And don’t forget: Monday’s Music Moves Me (4M) is a blog hop hosted by Marie of X-Mas Dolly, and co-hosted by Cathy of Curious as a Cathy and Stacy of Stacy Uncorked and Colette of Jamerican Spice and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM. Be sure to stop by and visit the hosts and the other participants listed below:

 

28 thoughts on “Monday’s Music Moves Me – The 2nd Installment in my ROCK & ROLL HEAD TO TOE Body Parts Songs Series (#4M, #MMMM)

  1. Hi, Michele!

    How’s your mama doing? I’m still thinking about her and praying hard for a favorable prognosis and outcome.

    I am excited to plow through these hair songs. I was thinking about “Hair of the Dog” yesterday in anticipation of you including it in today’s post. It was exciting to listen to the Guns ‘n Roses cover which, in my opinion, takes a kick-ass song and makes it even better than the original. Yesterday as I pondered your post I also thought of “Sister Golden Hair” and I am pleased to see that you included that groovy song by America. I love it when a classic rock song is used in a TV or movie drama, sometimes running counterpoint to the action unfolding on the screen. Getting back to the Nazareth song, It would make an interesting topic to list popular songs like “Hair Of The Dog” that were better known by a name other than the official title because of the lyric hook. If we racked our brains we could list quite a few. Another great example is the big Dell song “San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” which is almost always simply called “San Francisco.” I’m thinking the official title was expanded so that the song would not be confused with the Tony Bennett hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” I remember the reference to San Francisco in the Bee Gees’ song “Massachusetts,” but I must not have paid enough attention to the lyrics when I was young to realize it was an “answer song” to “San Francisco.” “Hair” is the ultimate hair song, duh… and it always makes me think of my former father-in-law, an Archie Bunker type who was very vocal in his opposition to the hippie counterculture. “You can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl,” was the astute observation he made again and again. In the late 80s, the Canadian prog rock band Rush came to the studios of our MTV style station for an interview and to shoot promos for their show at a local venue. I don’t remember this hair song of theirs, nor was I familiar with any of the other rock category hair songs or the last three country style hair songs. I enjoyed them and got an education.

    I can understand your current state and how the last three songs tugged at your emotions. With that in mind, I would like to post lyrics to a favorite song of mine about aging that begins with the word “hair” and mentions other aging body parts – “Old Man’s Song” by folk singer Tom Rush:

    Hair on your head
    White as the snow
    Old man stand feeding the pigeons
    Your body is rust
    Skin is like dust
    Seen in the last light of evening
    Lines on your face
    Each one a trace
    Of happiness, distance, and sorrow
    Lonely you stand
    Weak are your hands
    Old man with too few tomorrows
    Memory’s gone
    Friends passed along
    Old man stand lost in your reverie
    Life has been kind
    To give you this time
    To dream unrestrained as the wind blows

    Have a good week if not a great one, dear friend Michele!

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    • Thanks Tom! Wanted to jump over real quick and tell you Thanks! Great comment, as always. Loved the lyrics you shared. Will be back later on to fully address your ‘meaty’ comment. 😊 Have a great day my friend…

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    • Hi Tom,
      Back again to respond to your Comment. I LOVED the lyrics that you posted here. It’s really a lovely poem. I just had to go give it a listen to see how the words would sound to music. Here it is:

      Hey, another one of those songs that were often known by another name (and one that I actually got into a tiff with someone over) is The Who’s “Baba O’Riley” …. I of course thought it was “Teenage Wasteland.” That would be a good theme! Great idea Tom.

      And being reminded of FIL’s frequent comment “You can’t tell if it’s a boy or a girl!” was one that echoed in my house as well when I was a kid. My Dad would see a guy with long hair and say the same exact thing. I think it was the mantra of that age group!

      Thanks again for a wonderful comment! Will look forward to your next…
      Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday

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  2. Michele,

    Does hair count as a body part? I surely didn’t factor it into the theme but why not? You sure came up with another comprehensive playlist this week which I’m playing now while I respond. I do remember the clip from ‘The Sopranos’. That was such an pAwesome series and I hated it when it ended. At one point there was a rumor that a movie was in the works or maybe it was a reboot series. I don’t remember which now but I’d surely love it if they brought it back. You’d think they could using Tony’s children as the main characters and cameos from old cast members on occasion.

    I had long hair until I was 13. The summer that my folks visited my aunt in Virginia something prompted me to get my hair cut. I think my cousin’s pixie cut might’ve spurred an interest or it could’ve been my aunt said I would look good with mine like that but whatever the reason, my mom took me to the salon and I got it whacked off. I’ve had short hair (not quite that short) ever since the mid-70s.

    You know, I’m not sure that I recall The Cowsills’ ‘Hair’ cover but I enjoyed listening to it and watching the video clip. Thanks for sharing the dance floor with me this morning, my dear. Have a boogietastic week! 😉

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    • Hi Cathy.
      I too was so sad when they ended the Sopranos series. And was more sad when James Gandolfini died. That was shocking. I wasn’t expecting that. I don’t know that they could do a movie or renew a series without him. I can’t even imagine. He was so talented and he was just getting into doing movies and I figured we’d have him around a long time to enjoy his talent.

      It took me a long time to cut my hair too. My hair was my thing back when I was young. Fortunately I was blessed with long thick wavy hair and it was gorgeous and sexy. Sometimes I wish I had it back. But then I moved to Texas and that heavy hair on top of my head was horribly hot. And then menopause hit and everyday I just pulled it in a pony tail and clipped it to the top of my head so it would be off my neck. Finally I said ENOUGH! I can’t take it anymore! When I told my friends that I was cutting my hair, everyone was like “OMG, Why??? Don’t cut it! It’s so beautiful!” and I’d say “When was the last time you actually SAW my long hair?? It’s always pulled up on top of my head!” And that was it. The end of my long luxurious hair. I always kinda feel a twinge of regret when I see others with long thick hair…and especially when I see all those hair product commercials on TV. Sometimes I actually think of growing it back because my hair grows exceptionally fast. But every time I go to my stylist, when he says “How much do you want cut off this time?” I always answer ALL OF IT! Cut it all off. It’s too friggin’ hot! haha
      (at least, somewhere deep in my closet, in a bag, is my long thick pony tail. I just had to keep it! I had intended on donating it for wig-making for women going through chemo but was told I couldn’t for some reason and I can’t even remember why).

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out my Hair playlist. Not sure which yet but Mary was right: I’m continuing on with facial features in my next installment…

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  3. Wow! Those are a lot of hair songs! I knew about the first 10 and then you lost me. The funny thing about that Cowsill clip is they were such a clean-cut group. The Scott MacKenzie song has always been a favorite.

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    • Thanks for checking out my Hair songs Cathy.
      Yeah, that was certainly a departure from the Cowsills typical style but I bet they sure had fun doing that song.
      And Scott MacKenzie’s San Francisco song is one of my favorites too. Sure takes me back to those good ol’ days every time I hear it.

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  4. The hair-themed song I thought of was the old Irish tune “Black Velvet Band.” Not really keping too much with your theme, but it’s what I thought of.

    I always feel a little sad when I hear The Bee Gees, knowing that Barry’s the only one left. They did wonderful harmony together, and “Massachusetts” might be my favorite song of theirs.

    My friend Mark was (and probably still is) a huge Who fan, but Quadrophenia left him cold. I read somewhere (Circus Magazine, I think) that The Who weren’t all that happy with it, either, and only would play a couple of songs from it in concert.

    One more, same deal as before: “Silver Threads Among The Gold.”

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    • Thanks John! Those were both some interesting songs with interesting backgrounds! The Irish folk song had quite the story of a woman stealing a watch and putting it in the pocket or hand of her lover, apparently to frame him for the crime and get rid of him so she could run off with a sailor. Women are evil! 🙂 (jk)
      “Silver Threads Among the Gold” is a really old song also with a cool history.
      Per Wikipedia: “The sheer popularity of the song can be illustrated, among other ways, by news stories which continued to reference it for many years. For example, in 1932, it won a poll of WABC (AM) (New York) listeners asked to name their favorite songs, despite its being 60 years old.”
      I think these chorus lyrics pulled at listeners heartstrings:
      Darling, I am growing old,
      Silver threads among the gold,
      Shine upon my brow today;
      Life is fading fast away.

      Thanks for sharing these two gems that you thought of when thinking about Hair songs!

      PS: I wasn’t that fond of Quadrophenia either. Give me “Who’s Next” any day over Quadrophenia.

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    • Thanks so much Patrick. Still in a waiting game with my Mom, but she’s stable. Not yet awake and still on a ventilator but hoping she will improve this week. I appreciate your good thoughts for her. Thank you.

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    • Yep, you guessed it! But which one I’m not yet sure. Stand by for the next freebie. I haven’t even started putting it together yet.
      Glad you are liking the series Mary. Thanks for all your support. You rock!

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  5. WOW! Some interesting infomation, Michele and very good music too! Granny remembered Hair, but she has never seen the movie. We had no idea about Massachussets, so that was a nice fact 😀 We have the song too on our bloggie as we went back to the 60ties too😸Nazareth was great too and San Francisco…that song was/is still amazing. Thank you for the music. we really loved this. Now I have to comb my furr as there was so much hair around 😉 Pawkisses for a wonderful week ahead🐾😽💞

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    • Well better to comb that fur rather than lick it into a furball and cough it up! 🙂
      So glad you and Granny liked my Hair playlist. Will be coming back next week with another collection of body parts songs, this time using one of the facial features. Haven’t figured out which one yet….
      “See” you this week for another 4M post. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with for my Heaven & Hell theme!
      Thanks for coming by. Hope you’ve had a good weekend.

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    • Birgit, that is an awesome addition! I never gave that one a thought and it is perfect!

      Now I want to watch the movie again…
      Thanks for the great suggestion!
      And thank you for sharing your experience with brain surgery. It sure is scary. I appreciate all your support and good thoughts for my Mom! ❤

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  6. You Comb Her Hair…loved seeing some George Jones here! Love the Everly Brothers song too.

    To answer your question about meeting Alabama – I was only 13 and the main reason I attended the concert was to see Clint Black (who sadly I did not get to meet.) I remember quite a few people backstage and the guys were definitely mingling with everyone. Funny story-my mom didn’t know the band very well, but she had been given an 8×10 of the guys. She was standing there holding it and one of them asked her if she’d like it signed. She didn’t even know who they were LOL!!!

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    • Melissa, that is hilarious about your Mom not knowing the Alabama guys, who offered to sign the photo she was holding! Hopefully she just said “Yes, I’d love it signed” rather than “I don’t even know who these guys are!”
      I’m curious: what did she say??

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  7. Dang, you really bring back the 60’s for me (and I do remember them, yes.) I was in my backyard on the laptop and I had to start singing along to the Cowsills. The Rush song I had never heard. The Led Zepplin – I will have to ask my spouse (he’s a huge Zepplin fan) if he knows that song. Sister Golden Hair – I loved America enough to get their greatest hits record sometime back around 1977 – it’s a good song although not my favorite of theirs. I’ll have to listen to some of these another time. By the way, my hair went snow years ago and I don’t color it, anymore (I stopped before it became fashionable to have grey or white hair.) There are worse things than aging – like not getting the chance, but I’ve seen too many people I know now go down that road, and it’s rarely pretty. I hope your Mom was able to get the surgery she needed.

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    • Hi Alana, Thanks for coming by. Glad you liked my Hair playlist! Did your husband know the Led Zep hair song?
      Thanks for the good thoughts for my mom. She had the surgery on Tuesday. Last week was crazy; On Monday we thought we were going with a different plan of action, until the surgeon talked to us and we realized that option wasn’t going to give the result she wanted and the only shot she had at getting back home was to have the surgery. She thought about it for just a short time and decided to take the risk and have that huge surgery. It’s Day 5 today and we’re waiting and praying that the swelling in her brain will come down. She’s not yet awake and still on the ventilator until the swelling reduces. She’s been stable these last few days and so far we just have to wait and take it day by day. It’s so scary. But all the good thoughts and prayers for her happening out there are sure appreciated and I believe they will be effective in bringing her back home. God willing.

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