About a month ago (maybe longer) I get an email from Mata. Talks between us havew decreased over time. That is to be expected as our lives have far different challenges. But the emails reads “Hey Cid, you have not done a Saturday Night Oldies show fora LONG time. I had to look it up. It ‘s been a l”ong, long, while” to quote The Rolling Stones you love so much. What gives with that. I used to love those broadcasts, Still do. I get into them. I just put on on repeat- ya know-make a playlist and let it wash over me.Music is great when life is hard. I miss Bob and Kimberly. Bob always had a way of cracking me up Say what’s with them? You never speak of them. hey anyway. why not fo a short mini set of some early or forgotten 70’s jams. Remember that one you did that had the James Gang in? One like that. I hope you are well and that your son did not get COVID. Does he still come to your house since he lives with his Mother mostly? I’m beat..tired, Gotta get some sleep. Think about it. “
He says a bit more and ends the talk. Bob and Kimberly are fine both both of Bob’s children a son and a daughter had tested positive for COVID- both recovered, Kimberly is trying to have a spring wedding but planning is very difficult. You need to understand stigger that with the pandemic it is hard to get everyone (all 7 of us) in the studio to do a show that we do not need TO do.
And while you will say this is “not hard enough” or your liking it is some lost gems and forgotten classics that I could come up with. ( After all I’m not posting Dokken!) However, as i have to do this on my own with no support this is just a mini set. A mini play oi call it which is more than I’ve seen you do lately. And no–it’s not headbanging–but I’m sure Mr. @satoed2 will enjoy this if not you .
We start with Graham Nash who I always thought was better solo that as part of CSN or CSNY. This was a song of revolution at the time,
Changing thins up a bit this a Balck Sabbath soing I loved back in the day, ( One of Bob’s fave as well as he has all Sabbath EVER did. I was more in Zeppelin and Yes than Oz but at least he could still speak at this point in time. This was hugely popular on FM radio back in the day.
This has a bit if that funky grunge that is gone form music now. It was a song I consider posting had I done a “1971 retrospective (Part Three)”
We begin the second half of this with a band that achieved fame in the second half of the 1970’s. Firefall And “Strange Ways”
It hard to pinpoint what exactly was the best era of Bob Seger’s Career. Was it in the 1960’s with The Bob Seger ASystem or was it when he was solo. Was in in the mid 70’s with the Silver Bullet Band or the 80 when his music had a more profound and last sentiments. I think it was in mid 70’s when the all members of The Silver Bullet band were alive. Speaking of alive here they are live.
I’m ending this here with one of the most forgotten songs of the 1970’s but also on of the most loved. For years when the band was out of print this song was hard to find and impossible to but-even digitally. I’m glad legal issues were settled.
As a translesbian I can say I WISH I had a “distant fire” in my life as the smoke I could tolerate. This ends this for tonight and I hope it pacified the savage beast (Mata) After this the outro is THE BEST ROCK BALLAD of the 70’s