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Me too, Teresa. Gonna listen to this one now...
Hi DJan, I hope you had a good birthday ... nice to see you ... have a sweet evening ...
aw... love Glen Campbell... yes, I'm going to listen to this one too... the last I heard was they had to cancel his 'goodbye' tour. gotta google ~ article says he forgets he's ill... well? here's the article...http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/08/12/glen-campbell-battles-alzheimers-and-releases-remakes-of-his-classics/2641499/
Yes, from what I understand, he's struggling with depression and frustration, as one can well imagine ... his wife and children are doing all they can to make life good for him, but he's no longer able to tour. That must be very hard for him. Damn Alzheimers.
It's a little-known fact that my daughter-in-law's uncle, Charles Portis, wrote 'Norwood', which was made into a motion picture starring Glen Campbell.
Cool! And also True Grit ... I loved the new film version with Jeff Bridges ... I may have to rent Norwood this winter if available ...
A great entertainer, a great singer, a great man. What a career he has had. He was even one of the Beach Boys for a year or so. Really he was in a league of his own. Did anyone put more feeling into a song? The answer is "no." When ever I am listening to a random radio station and a Glen Campbell song comes on my ears take notice. And you know he holds a very special place in my "life's memory vault." How ironic. Some memories should never be taken away from a person. Damn Alzheimers indeed.
He is one cool man... been through tough times and came out of them better than ever.Yes, we do share that very special place he holds for us ... dreams of the everyday housewife ... old pickups ... poetry ... :)
A touching tribute, Teresa. He is in such a frustrating, impossible phase of the illness. I can only imagine what he and his family are going through. Have you read "Still Alice"? It is about early onset Alztheimer's, and it will break your heart, while, at the same time, bring on more awareness of the early stages.
I have not read that book. Last winter, I was finally able to watch the Julie Christie movie, "Away From Her." Too much pain.
So many favorites from him. And I didn't know about his Alzheimers, or the farewell tour. Honestly, I should pay more attention. But now I know, and I've just spent some time listening to so many old favorites. "Galveston", of course - but also "Wichita Lineman", and his covers of so many other great artists, like Kris Kristofferson. He even did a cover of MacArthur Park - isn't that a blast from the past!?Thanks so much for this wonderful post, and for evoking so many wonderful memories. Strange thought, but - we need to remember all we can now, lest our own memories are taken from us.
He plays a huge role in the soundtrack of my life ... it's good to remember the good ...
One of my favorites. He songs touched me, the spirit encased in the body.
Yes, he has a wonderful spirit encased in his body ... his music, his comforting voice move me so much ...
Gosh, I haven't thought about him in a long time. Thanks for the memories! And also for the memories of your blog. I have posted my last blog post, at least for the foreseeable future (hope you'll stop by). I'm taking the time now to visit those who have touched my life these past few years. I've enjoyed your blog, and Buddy. Thanks for all the good energy you put into the world. All the best to you, Galen
What a thoughtful thing for you to do, visit online friends before moving forward. Thank you so much. I'm honored by this and very grateful.
His voice always retained it's warmth and optimism. A great artist who I only grew to like in the last 15 years or so. But he was always there in the background going back to the 70s and more.
How did I miss your comment? Asleep at the wheel ... :) Thanks, Tony.