Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Forever Young

Jessica Bell and I have teamed up for the A-Z blogging challenge this year to talk about our musical muses - a band/artist or song that has inspired, or affected us in some way.
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So, that's me in high school, the one with the hoop earrings and Miami Dolphins jacket. Back when I was "young."

Yeah, I know, we can't stay that way unless we've been bitten by a vampire (bitten by Ian Somerhalder aka:Damon is good.)

So why the song FOREVER YOUNG?

I was in the hospital twice during high school. One for breaking my back in a car accident. The other for alcohol poisoning. Both times, THIS song was playing over the intercom. (It was my mother who pointed this out. She ought to remember...)

In a strange coincidence, my stepdaughter's Grade 9 graduation song was also Rod Stewart's Forever Young. Thankfully, she didn't end up in the hospital after her grad party...

Leaving you with a listen...(mom, plug your ears)...



I also loved Firehouse, Finger Eleven, Foo Fighters, and this band...



Now that's taking me back! FLEETWOOD MAC was a household staple when I was a kid. My stepdad introduced me to some sweet music back then - a lot of it has stuck with me. Especially this song. Not to mention, it has a kick-ass video.

Itching to drop an "F" bomb? Tell me your favorite "F" artist or song title.

Now, go check out some of the other blogs taking part in the A-Z Blogging challenge, including my Dawn Dalton blog where I'm talking about awesome YA books, and the Most-Wanted Monsters blog where Judith and I are writing poems and talking smack about some creeptastic beasties.

Wait! Before you go!

The April issue of Vine Leaves Literary Journal is now LIVE.  Check it out - it's a stunning compilation of talented literary art from around the world. Yeah, our contributors rock!

(Maybe you want to be one...? Submission deadline for the July issue is June 1, 2012.)

- Dawn

24 comments:

  1. It's amazing how some songs seem to reappear over and over in our lives. Fleetwood Mac is a great choice too :D

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    1. Kyra, Stevie Nicks was on Idol the other day as a mentor and I was reminded of how much I love Fleetwood Mac...just in the nick (ha ha) of time for the A-Z Challenge.

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  2. Funny we both talk about getting drunk today! :o)

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  3. Wow, you were brave to post an old photograph. I'm not sure I could do it!

    I love the sound of Rod Stewarts voice. A great track!

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    1. Rebecca - not so much brave - I actually prefer those pictures to more current photographs :-) It wasn't too long ago that my me and my sister took my mom to see Rod Stewart. Fun!

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  4. I remember that song. It always reminds me of walking to my music lessons early in the evenings while I listened to the radio. Gosh, those WERE the days! lol

    Oh, love the pic! ;)

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    1. Jack - fun to go back, right?
      * blushes * thanks. Not sure how the other two in the picture would feel about showcasing that little gem. Ha!

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  5. Loved the post and the songs were great to listen to.
    Being a music lover myself I appreciated listening to someone eles's choice.

    Happy Easter.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne! Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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  6. funny, just read another A-z forever young post! (You look about my age in that photo)

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    1. Really? Now I have to go hunt it down :-D

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  7. Erm..Feist, Foster the People, FirstAidKit, all great and worth a listen. Aah to be young.

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    1. Great F choices. I totally love Foster the People!

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  8. Man, am i glad I wasn't your mother! I bet you gave her a heart attack both times!

    I definitely like your song/band choices. I grew up with some Fleetwood Mac, too (though a little earlier stuff--Rumors was a staple). I think though, I'd have to go with Femmes (as in Violent Femmes--is that cheating?)

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    1. Hart, yup, I would have given you a heart attack. Likely more than those two times. LOL

      I'll take Femmes. Loved them!

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  9. My mother and my brother danced to Forever Young at his wedding. I love that song. It's like a prayer.

    Which might explain why the hospital had it on heavy rotation. ;)

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    1. Awww. That sweet Suzanne. Yes, likely why it was on heavy hospital rotation!

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    1. And they were even toned down in this picture!

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  11. What a cool post. I love how when certain songs play you have images attached to them. Thanks!!

    Stacey~

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    1. Thank you, Stacey, for stopping by :-)

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