I posted this last Friday on Facebook. I am terribly sad that not one of the people who would know about this particular night even caught on….
“As I was on my way home that night, a song started playing. It made me smile and I become all nostalgic (as I so frequently do, as I miss the “good old days”). It reminded me of a specific evening after school on main street in the backroom of a small business. I believe it was 1985, even though the song was released in 1983. Wish I could remember the exact date, but I can’t.
My smile got even bigger as I realized that as of just a few days ago, all the people who were there that evening are now on my Facebook friends list.
I was curious to know if any of them remember the words, “Earth below us drifting, falling. Floating weightless. Calling, calling home…”, and why they make me smile so.”…..
As luck would have it, no one apparently remembered or they didn’t even read the post over the weekend. It makes me sad. However to my faithful few readers, here’s who was there that night.
- Lesa Slocum-Patrick – Vocals
- Jack Fults Jr. – Guitar
- John Clifton – Bass
- Jeff Bate – Keyboard
- Denver Fowler (me) – Drums
The song lyrics (if you don’t know) is from Peter Schilling and the song was Major Tom (Coming Home).
We also practiced Smoke on the Water that night by Deep Purple.
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