Tuesday, July 03, 2018


While trekking through posts of years past I came across one I’d written about music – which means a lot to me; melodies, songs that cause me to recall special moments in my life.  

Once started, I’m afraid my list is endless - and diverse...but I won’t burden you too much....I will give you a few of my favourites.....

The list below is only the tip of the iceberg.  Actually, the iceberg has not even formed!  The “Titanic” is safe....it has nothing to worry about at this stage....

Concierto de Aranjeuz by Rodrigo…by classical guitarist Julian Bream (or any other, for that matter)

Clair de Lune by Debussy….
I always imagine drifting across a calm, peaceful lake in a punt, with me dressed in a long, white flimsy dress, with soft green embroidery adorning it…trailing my hand in the cool waters, with a warm sun shining and a gentle breeze blowing.

Dancing With the One You Love…The Amazing Rhythm Aces
It brings back haunting memories of a special time.

A Soft Place To Fall…Allison Moorer  (On the soundtrack from “The Horse   
                                      Whisperer”  movie)     

The Last Farewell….Roger Whittaker
I’m always reminded of one romantic night sitting on the deck around the pool on Hinchinbrook Island after all the guests had retired for the evening and being serenaded by a certain someone who was to play a special role in my life for a couple of years. He played guitar and had a wonderful singing voice. Our first unofficial “date” and a sure-fire way to a girl’s heart!

The Closest Thing To Crazy…Katie Melua
Just because….

Always On My Mind…Willie Nelson
Filled with emotions...

Spirit….the whole CD by Willie Nelson
The first time I heard the whole album it immediately resonated with me…I was going through a difficult time and somehow this music helped.

West Texas Heaven…the whole CD by Kimmie Rhodes (Same comments apply as above and I always play the two CDs together…or rather, one after the other!)

Breathless…the whole CD by Kenny G
Every time I play this CD reminds me of wonderful weekends I spent in a little cabin that sat on the foreshore of the beach at Rose Bay, Bowen.  When I was working out at Collinsville my escape to the cabin called, “Laguna” was a highlight.  It looked out across the turquoise water to Gloucester Island.  Bowen has some of the most beautiful beaches in Queensland, if not Australia. I have very fond memories of those times I spent at that cabin.

London Homesick Blues…Jerry Jeff Walker
This always reminds me of a friend I made when I was managing the motel in Cardwell.  He introduced me to a load of very good music. We spent many hours listening and recording while sipping on a wine or three.

Me & Bobby McGee…Kris Kristofferson, harmonica by Jackson Browne

Sunday Morning Coming Down…

Help Me Make It Through the Night

Loving Her Was Easier

All of the above by Mr. Kristofferson!  For that matter...anything by Kris.

Defying Gravity & One Endless Night…Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Still Feeling Blue….Gram Parsons

Streets of Baltimore…Gram Parsons

You Still Move Me....Dan Seals

Everything That Glitters...…Dan Seals

Meet Me in Montana....Dan Seals

I Could Go On Loving You….Kieran Kane or Alan Jackson

Kickin’ Back in Amsterdam…Kevin Welch

You Needed Me…Ann Murray

A Bushman Can't Survive...Tania Kernaghan and Lee Kernaghan

The Universal Soldier….Buffy Sainte-Marie

Dark End of the Street…The Flying Burritos Bros

Magic....Jack Clement

When I Dream....Jack Clement

I've Been To Bedlam.....Jack Clement

Sign of the Times....Harry Styles   (Let nothing about me surprise you!)

Stardust....Nat King Cole

Nessum Dorma....Luciano Pavarotti   (anything and everything sung by the      
                               magnificent Pavarotti

Ain’t Misbehavin’....Fats Waller....(along with the rest of Fats’ catalogue

Blueberry Hill....Fats Domino...and the rest of his catalogue, too!

Annie’s Song, Leaving on a Jet Plane, Calypso, etc. etc. et al....John Denver

Heroes......David Bowie...David Bowie...will always be a hero to me.

Three Times a Lady....The Commodores

Hello......Lionel Richie – along with others by Richie

Moon River....Mancini....and Andy Williams

Moonglow....Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw...and various others.

Hallelujah....Leonard Cohen, k.d. lang...and various others

Sing, Sing, Sing....Gene Krupa & Benny Goodman Orchestra...I love Krupa!!!

Bohemian Rhapsody....Queen with the marvellous mercurial Freddie Mercury
                                        could do no wrong in my eyes and ears.

We’re All Alone....Rita Coolidge..

Bridge Over Troubled Waters,.....Simon & Garfunkel,  Josh Groban

Sounds of Silence....Simon & Garfunkel

You Raise Me Up....Josh Groban

Hello, It’s Me....Todd Rundgren
I’ll Never Find Another You....The Seekers 
If You Could Read My Mind.....Gordon Lightfoot  
On the Beach....Chris Rea
Harvest Moon....Neil Young 

One Fine Day....Madame Butterfly...Maria Callas

See…I warned you! This list is not even close to being complete!

I could go on forever and ever and a day...and It's still have more to add to my list.....


  1. Not sure what's going on at blogger.com today Lee but your/this post (dated last evening) didn't arrive until a couple of hours ago. Sad because I needed something to entertain myself with last night and this would have fit the bill just right. I'd have had a field day listening to all those clips. Never mind I'll bookmark the post and listen when the time is right :)

    I did see your WfW snippet on Vest's blog yesterday. Hopefully you'll enlarge on the mysterious summer house sometime. Mine went out on Still Waters this morning. Can't remember the last time I posted it on a Wednesday.

    Right, I'm going to try and listen to a couple of those tunes while I have a spare moment or two.

    1. Hi Cathy....I only posted this post a couple of hours ago...around midday Aussie time - Wednesday, 4th July. The time shown on this blog...and the actual time is totally different to the "real time". When my computer guy set up my PC - this desk top that I use...for some reason the time zone was set as that of the US...and it remains so. I don't know how to alter it.

      So please ignore the 6.52 pm shown as time of my posting...and 9.16 pm as being the time of your response! Sorry for the confusion! :)

      Thanks for coming by. :) I hope you enjoy the music.

  2. My Lee, you have some good old song on your list.
    Do know what it's like as a list because I could go on forever, I expect we all could.
    I joined Google Music Play and finding that just fantastic and will enjoy my 'playlist' off line as we travel again, have a few months free subscription donated by Samsung on my phone etc. trouble is I'm running out of singers, or I think more like it I can't think of any at the moment.

    Willy Nelson - have you heard son Lukas Nelson, he sings like his dad when he sings the same song you mentioned, found it on youtube.

    1. Yes...re Luke Nelson, Margaret.

      I saw Willie Nelson live in concert in early 2002. He was brilliant. His sister was on the piano. Beccy Cole was the lead-in act. Great night...great concert. I was in awe throughout...

      I should have put "Crazy" on the list...he wrote it...and who doesn't like Patsy Cline's version? A beautiful song...

      There are so many I've not listed! As you say...the list goes on and on....covering all genres...over many decades.

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  3. Dancing with the one you love with the frogs, was cute to watch, got my toe tapping too :)

    1. Hey River...I love that song. I know this probably sounds crazy...but what the hell. Pushkin, my lovely ginger cat I had before my two rascals, Remy and Shama used to be my dance partner every time I played that song! He would lay across my arms and I'd swing him around the room. He knew he was safe - that I wouldn't drop him. He'd be purring his head off all the way through. :)

      Thanks for coming by. :)

    2. The mind boggles, Lee.

  4. Many I don't know and for some I do, I prefer other performers to the ones you nominate. Then, some I agree with you. I seem to remember that Kris Kristofferson didn't have a good singing voice, but perhaps I am wrong about that. Janice is the classic Me and Bobby McGee for me. Total agreement about Freddie Mercury. His death was a terrible blow to innovative music.

    Btw, if you are using anything like Windows 10 and probably earlier on a desktop or laptop, right click on the time and date in the bottom right corner, click adjust time and date and should be able to change the time zone there and for you, don't leave the adjust daylight saving off, although it would be useful for us for you to put it on.

    1. Hi Andres...We all have our individual likes and dislikes in music...similar with most other things.

      There are many other songs, singers and instrumentals I've not put on the list...as I said...my list...my love of so many pieces - so many songs and singers is endless....

      Kristofferson doesn't have a voice like...say...Josh Groban, for example...but like Willie Nelson, he interprets his songs so very well. Kris is a brilliant lyricist. The songs he has written are matchless...in my opinion. He wrote "Me and Bobby McGee"...for example. A great song...

      I use Windows 10...thanks for the heads up re the time and date...I'll get around to it one day! lol It isn't of great importance to me...but I suppose I should get my finger out and make the alterations.

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  5. My Goodness....that is a LOT of music. I tend to like things like anything from Simon and Garfunkel (sp?) Cat Stevens, tha..t sort of thing.....peaceful and simi inspirational or sad or dreamy ... really I don't listen to music much 'on purpose' as no one will shut up long enough for me to enjoy it anyway lol.

    1. Hey Delores...I am not and was never much of a fan of Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam. Simon & Garfunkel...love them...still. My love of music is vast and varied....a catholic taste.

      It stirs one's emotions...in all ways.

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  6. Well, some of the names you've mentioned are immortal , they and their music: Mancini, Andy Williams, Pavarotti, Leonard Cohen, Maria Callas, Simon &Gurfunkel.
    Music is all the positive force we're left with in this world, and we greatly depend on it.

    1. G'day DUTA...Yes...music is important...it is an expression of the depth of life...of the meaning of life...of joy and of sadness...of loss and of achievement.

      I would hate to live in a world without music.

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  7. You've got some great ones here. I love that your taste in music is so diverse.
    Have a wondrous day.

    1. Hi Sandra...Yep! My music taste certainly is diverse!

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  8. I love almost all of them. There are only a few I have not heard of. Now they are all buzzing in my brain.

    1. Hey there Annie...There is just so much great music around, in all genres - (there a lot of rubbish, too).

      I've a massive, varied collection here!

      Thanks for coming by.

  9. I will be VERY careful not to ask you to make a list. Ha Ha Peace

    1. It is probably best you don't, Miss Kitty! lol

      I hope you enjoy your 4th July! :)

  10. Now that really is a great list of music.
    The world would be so empty without music, books, art.

    I feel so blessed to be able to listen to the music.

    All the best Jan

    1. Hi Jan...I know you love music, too. You share it with your readers, much to our benefit.

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  11. I'd hate to have to make a list of my favourite music. Apart from anything else it depends what mood I'm in. For some years now I've been exploring less mainstream composers in what's generally termed classical music. On the other hand when I last drove to Glasgow I had a varied diet of Garth Brooks, Laura Brannigan and Gilbert and Sullivan in between radio programmes.

    1. Yes...I'm with you, Graham...there is so much. As I said, my list above is only the tip of the iceberg and if that iceberg has formed, it is pretty massive iceberg.

      Mood certainly does have a lot to do with what music one enjoys at any particular time, too...I agree. And then, on the other hand...it can also be responsible for changing one's mood.

      Garth Brooks really hit the ground running and made his presence known back when...I wore my cassettes of his music thin. I love "The Dance"..."If Tomorrow Never Comes" - "Friends in Low Places"...and on it goes, again......... :)

      Thanks for coming by. :)

  12. There is just way too much great music in this world.

    1. Never enough, messymimi....(and there's a lot of rubbish, too)! lol

      Once you start thinking about what you like...it really opens up a massive, bottomless vault.

      Thanks for coming by. :)

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