Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Song List

October 12, 2014
   Took off from Ruidoso this morning at six. Very quiet and still out for the first hour and as I drove out across the Bingham Plains I dialed up Rhapsody and played a few tunes, and eventually, one really got me: "Springsteen" by Eric Church. I have been with crowds of people for the last 12 days and this was the first time I had really been alone with my thoughts. The line that got me was the refrain, "Funny how a melody sounds just like a memory, like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night. . ." which took me right back to the Exits and being in a band with Charlie. I drove the rest of the way to Socorro with quite a few tears blurring my vision. Loved that guy.

   After a ten hour run, got home and immediately went out to the studio and typed up my notes from Henderson last Tuesday night when I saw Charlie for the last time. Here is the song list as I wrote it down:

   At the top it says, "Music was an important part of Charlie's and Linda's life. . .": and I believe that is a direct quote from Charlie giving us the wording he wanted.

"Amarillo by Morning" (first song he and Linda danced to on the night they met)

"Nowhere Man" by The Beatles

"Michelle" by The Beatles

" Just Like Me" Paul Revere and The Raiders

"Good Guys Don't Wear White" by the Standells

"Gloria" [medley, not sure what else would be in here, but it seemed like his brother Johnny had a handle on this]

"House of The Rising Sun" by The Animals

"Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond

"If You Get There Before I Do" by Colin Raye

"My Girl" by The Temptations

"Jennie, Jennie" and "Jolene" (although I think Charlie nixed this because he said he didn't want to embarrass his daughters Jennie and Jolynn?)

"Stagger Lee" and "Kansas City" medley

"Shouldah Been A Cowboy"  by Toby Keith

"When I think of you, I think about seventeen. . .I was singing to you and you were singing to me, I was so alive, never been so free. . ."
—Eric Church, "Springsteen"