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Saturday, 30 November 2019

Take the Long Way Home

Saturday night again and music night again already. Being a diabetic, I have a good reason to fear going blind, diabetes is the leading cause of working age people going blind in the UK. But hey, I am past working age, and now retired. Going deaf maybe has a greater fear for me these days, because music has been one of the loves of my life. 

Around forty years ago I started a new job, after a weeks introduction, I received my new company car, the first new car I had ever driven. This car had a stereo cassette player. It was a long drive home, and I had taken a cassette of this track to play on the way home. Total trivia, but forty years on, it means much to me.

Enjoy and peace and good health to all. Eddie

18 comments:

Tom said...

..a great tune!

pam nash said...

Nice!

Sue said...

A great song x

DUTA said...

classic rock. Not bad advice to take the long way home; that would enable one to be more time part of nature, less time part of the furniture.

My name is Erika. said...

Great song! And I like your story with it too.

Suzan said...

Losing my music is. a harsh reality. I lost my hearing in my left ear to 120db at the age of 7. It was from the mumps. After each child my hearing was worse. I find hearing aids hopeless. I have blue tooth aid to send sound to my right ear but my mother lost it. ten though I paid a lot for the aids the so called noise reduction in crowds etc is false advertising.

I taught blind and deaf blind and the thought terrifies me too.

Love your story.

Rose said...

Such a good song!

Chris Lally said...

Ah, that magical link between music and memory:) Thanks for sharing, Eddie! You have very good taste!

Linda said...

It still sounds good. That harmonica gives it a distinctive sounds.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um clássico de que gosto bastante.
Um abraço, bom Domingo e excelente mês de Dezembro.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Phil Slade said...

A cassette player? I still have one of those Eddie. I never use it now but I think I will get it out, clean it up and see what the grandkids make of it. Not much I guess.

Pam said...

HAHA...although I did not have a car with it in there, 8 tracks came before the cassettes! But yes, I had that car that had the cassette player in it, nice moving on to CDs, easy to carry and easier to organize in one little fold out carrier. However, I really don't carry them anymore since finding a radio station that focus on the 60s and 70s music! I never turn the radio off. I only basically carry the Christmas CDs at this time of yr but there again, the radio stations do play a nice mix. My CDs are good for listening to that one artist. I might, maybe, I don't know if I do or not have a few cassettes still hanging around!!

Divers and Sundry said...

Fond memories :)

carol l mckenna said...

Wishing you well each song on the way ~ great music ~ ^_^

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

baili said...

i can so relate dear Eddie :)

i can completely understand how important this song is for you :)
it takes you to your very first drive :)
blessings!

Lady Fi said...

I like this song!

William Kendall said...

My sense of hearing, if anything, is over developed.

sandy said...

oh wow, haven't heard this in so long...it was one of my favorites. Glad you posted it.