My wife told me, we were asked to be part of a virtual blog tour – for the a CD… now remember I am not a blog type of guy, 56 years old and stubborn about new techie stuff. When she told me it was about Dan Fogelberg, I shuttered.
Growing up thru Dan’s musical history, I always fancied myself a bit more hard core (musically) than Dan. I know the name and to my surprise I had an album of his in my vinyl collection (huh? that is strange) So, I got out my D3 solution, and my discwasher, fired up my realistic LAB-400 (That’s a Record Player) pushed power on my Sansui 8080DB receiver and sat… AWESTRUCK..
Listening to Dan’s Innocent Age Album, reading through the album credits, wondering who were the backing musicians? Guitar, Keyboard, Synth, etch..and I kept seeing Dan’s name, how could I have kept an album like this locked in my cave (my record room in the attic) for so many years!! His vocal’s and song writing ability lost to me for so long?
It was like discovering new ground all over again, Dejavooo or something like that. I kept wondering how did Dan’s album find it’s way into my collection? Some strange karma at work here. If you don’t believe me, read the credits 0 see who his backing musicians were, Russ Kunkel, Rich Furay, Kenny Passarelli, Mike Finnigan. A virtual whose who of the rock and roll world.
There all here on Dan’s Album. The Magic Staggers my small brain, me, one who thinks he is so smart.. and Dan did this back in the 80’s. These are albums you listen to the entire album, not just a few songs. How rare is work like that. Dan keeps drawing you in, song after song.
Dan – I have to apologize (posthumously) that I let such music slip through my fingers all these years.
All I can say is thanks for being there for me to discover again.
I think there is a lesson here for all musicians and music fan’s alike, follow your dream because you may never achieve fame and fortune (some do) but your music will reach someone, sometime and how awesome is that.
To quote the credit mongers who have ruined our world.. “priceless”
In closing, don’t forget who you are and follow your dreams and I am sure Dan will cross your path at some moment in time.
As I wrote this post, I listened to the entire album, in a room where my son was sleeping, he is usually a restless sleeper and tosses all over, he didn’t wake up or stir once, I think he enjoyed Dan’s peace and harmonly as well as I did.
Life is short to take yourself too seriously, love your woman, respect your friends and it will all work out and you may find happiness along the way!
Fred Magliore from FM Odyssey did an interview with Dan and here are a few clips of what is on the cd –
Just a preview of what’s on the CD – The entire CD Can Be purchased at FM Odyssey as well and $3.00 from each purchase is going to The Prostate Cancer Foundation – the disease that took Dan’s Life.
Excitingly so – if you leave a comment – you have a chance to win the CD as well – details below.
There are about 45 minutes of “lost segments” from the CD which have never been & WILL likely never be released to the public!
Each person that posts a comment during this tour will be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of this one-of-a-kind CD with the remainder of the interview!!!
The most unique, insightful, special comment will be chosen to win a copy, in addition to the random drawing winners!
If you’d like to see what others are saying and take a peek at previous posts that were on the tour – here’s what went on.
Thursday April 2 – Cheryl Malandrinos http://www.thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/ Review
Friday April 3 – Steven Bradley – http://stevenbradley.blogspot.com/ Review of CD, quips from interview, banners, possible interview questions
Monday April 6 – Shelley Tucker http://thiseclecticlife.com/ Review of CD
Tuesday April 7 – Joyce Anthony http://joyceanthony.tripod.com Review of CD
Wednesday April 8- Dyan http://blog.voiceoftheangels.com/ Review of CD
Thursday, April 9– Joyce Anthony http://joyceanthony.tripod.com
Friday, April 10– Linda Merlino
Thursday, April 16– Susie Kleiner http://www.soul-to-soul.com – my wife, and of course, right here at Bucks Guitar Modifications
17th- Robin Epstein is a lover of Dan Fogelberg’s music for a long time & will submit a review http://aroundtheisland.blogspot.com
22nd- Susan Wingate: http://www.susanwingate.com ; will review the CD
29th & 30th- Marvin at: Free Spirit blog at http://inspiritandtruths.blogspot.com/