Episode 154

Published on:

12th Sep 2020

Music, Pandemic, Forest Fires and Us with Bruce Hilliard

That was me singing my tribute to Bob Dylan and to rolling stones everywhere. The band Rolling Stones was formed in London in 1962, the song we just heard was released in 1965. The definition of rolling stone is “a person who is unwilling to settle for a long time.”

Looking back on my life, that’s me. But it’s always an adventure. Along the way we meet all kinds of people, some stay, some don’t. No matter, the relationships are far beyond gold.

It’s mid September 2020, there’s still a pandemic, the sky is a strange hue of pink from forest fires and there’s a college football game on TV. We’re slowly figuring out how to educate our kids without the standard classroom. It would be cool to see adults do this too. Self educate, then vote. In that order.

The music man in me wants to play songs for you. So without further ado, to fit the mood of the day, a band that morphed from the Byrds into the Flying Burrito Brothers to the Notorious Burrito Brothers and their song Acrostic.

And for this next song, a short introduction. This was composed by a lifelong friend and musical colleague dating back to the 60s. Brother Dick Murchy wrote and played the keyboards on this tune. Yours truly did the vocals and my actual DNA brother Gary engineered the recording.

I’d love to have Dick on the show to explain the inspiration behind the lyric but for now, here’s his song entitled simply Star.

Here’s an incomplete song I’m still working on...a song about October. “A song came on the radio and I didn’t get too far before I said” Even If I Wanted To.

Thank you so much for listening. Please be patient and respect your fellow masters of the COVID mask.

Take care of yourself, take care of others and above all, make it a better day.

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Bruce Hilliard

Host Bruce Hilliard has an appetite for music, “the soundtrack of our lives.” His personal journey has included opening for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artists Heart, the Ramones and Dr. Hook. His degrees in music and journalism he says “are cool but everyday in every way, get better and better.” Interviews with everyone from young garage bands where it all begins, to seasoned veterans...all compelling. And there’s music.