We voted and decided we deserve some extra Happy this week. This, The Band, is some pure joy, just for us, just because:
I’ve always loved music, especially singing. It has always been a huge part of my life.
One of my earliest music-related memories (aside from the memories of the first songs I ever remember hearing, which include Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”) is the song I sang in the auditions for the 2nd grade (or so) talent show.
From Hee Haw:
“Where, oh where, are you tonight?
Why did you leave me here all alone?
I searched the world over, and I thought I’d found true love,
You met another, and PFFT! You was gone!”
I wore overalls, a flannel shirt, cowboy boots, and a straw hat – with a piece of hay hanging out of my mouth.
This will always be one of my favorite childhood and musical memories. And? Thinking of it never fails to make my heart smile.