24 thoughts on “Anywhere, But Here And Now

    • Michael A. Kuch

      Not one song in particular, but I have endearing memories of an older brother’s (Joe) stereo, circa 1976. He still has it at his summer place. The speakers are humming strong, playing classic rock to fellow cottagers on a pretty lake in central Ontario. Joe listened to a lot of progressive rock back in the day. The song that’s currently residing in between my ears is Solitary Man. I’d listened to it a few days back and saved both Neil Diamond’s original and a more haunting version by Johnny Cash. They both mention a fellow named Jim (with Melinda) in the opening verse. A coincidence?

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    • Jim Borden

      the scene you are painting of listening to music on a lakein Ottawa sounds wonderful. I love Solitary Man by Neil Diamond, but I don’t hink I know the Johnny Cash version. And you are right, it seems like the perfect song for our times. In fact, if you don’t mind, I might steal this idea for a Music Monday post…

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    • Jim Borden

      I’m having trouble gathering my thoughts for a post about this song, so it may not happen tonight. And by the way, the Jim thing is pure coincidence 🙂 I do find it funny though that Johnny Cash later had a hit with the song A Boy Named Sue.

      And you may have already known this, but I just found out two minutes ago while trying to write this blog about Solitary Man – A Boy Named Sue was written by the great children’s author Shel Silverstein!

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    • Michael A. Kuch

      No worries, Jim. I enjoy reading all your blog posts. Anytime.

      Funny you mention “A Boy Named Sue”, because that song along with Harry Chapin’s “Cats in the Craddle” are two songs about fathers from my childhood that have stuck with me. I remember reading your wife is a big fan.

      No idea that Shel Silverstein has written A Boy Named Sue. Always learning over here 😊🙏

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    • Jim Borden

      Thanks, Michael. I hadn’t thought about the connection between A Boy Named Sue and Cat’s in the Cradle, but you are spot on. And yes, my wife is a big fan of Harry’s.

      And as for Shel, apparently he was a true Renaissance Man…

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