Sunday, March 3, 2013

Monday's Music Moves Me. IT'S MY LIFE PART TWO

Last time, I left off with Barry Manilow and I write the songs, which spoke to me as a tribute to my father.

In December 1975 my mother and I went to Hawaii to visit my aunt Carolyn and Uncle David.  It was an adventure I did not appreciate at the time.

My uncles son was in a local rock band that has been very successful in the islands, the group Kalapana and here is one of their songs.

We had the opportunity to go to the Arizona memorial and to an actual luau and to see Don Ho, an man who sang traditional Hawaiian songs to a generation more into rock and roll than the songs of his heritage.

My Uncle David also told us of his working on a tv series that ran for 12 years originally and starred Jack Lord.

In 1976 my brother and his family and friends came to visit in the summer, to celebrate the bicentennial.  I stayed up and watched the Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder bring in the Bicentennial watch the tall ships come into Boston Harbor.

In 1977 I saw a movie that got me excited about where my life could go, it took place  "a long time ago..."

By 1978 I had been introduced to the music of Billy Joel with his albums of Piano Man, 52nd Street and The Stranger which were gifts to me that Christmas.

In 1978 I was in a school musical called The Me Nobody Knows, as part of the Chorus.  One song that I sang with the rest of the cast, that was very stirring was  SOUNDS

I graduated from Manual High School in 1980 and started to go to Junior College that year.  During my time at Community College of Denver I met a woman who changed my life, she opened me to the a spiritual journey that I am still on today.  At the time that journey was through entering the Roman Catholic Church and I became a member for a short time in a local church choir.

One of the songs we sung was On  Eagles Wings

Little did I know that my spiritual journey would not end with the Catholic Church, but become diversified within just a year.

In 1986 my life would change forever.  

To be Continued...


  1. I love how you are sharing your life before me through a musical journey.
    I do look forward to next weeks installment. ;)

    Love you.

  2. Yes, it is quite interesting. I love the Piano man video. I never saw that one. First off the reason no one came by to see you is your link was all screwed up for some reason or other. I went into linky tools, and fixed it for you. I hope you'll get some comments now. Great job Mark. I'm enjoying this journey too!

  3. Well now you have me very interested in this life journey! I can't wait to hear more!
    Thanks for sharing and rocking the music scene with new ones for me!

    Have a fun week!