Saturday, August 28, 2010

Listen to the Music: And other wise words from the Doobie Brothers.

Last night under the stars, Michael and I rocked and danced to the music of one of my all time favorite groups, The Doobie Brothers. The concert at McMenamin's Historic Edgefield was a new experience for me, and truly wonderful. Sitting on blankets on a soft grassy slope in front of a massive stage, we enjoyed Thai chicken curry, Hammerhead sausages and beer listening to the opening act, Laura Johnston, Doobie Brother Tom Johnston's daughter. Great to see the 'next' generation out there on stage.

The Doobie Brothers played a combination of old favorites and new cuts from their new CD, 'World Gone Crazy'. Here's a YouTube video of a new song off this CD with another great message.

They ended the night with one of my all time favorites, 'Listen to the Music'. The lyrics just seem to hit the right note today as they did when I first heard them, so I wanted to post part of them, here. Wise words, then and now.

Listen To The Music
By Tom Johnston

Don't you feel it growin',
Day by day
Gettin' ready for the news
Some are happy,
Some are sad
Wo, we got to let the music play
Wo, oh yeah
What the people need
Is a way to make 'em smile
It ain't so hard to do if you know how
Gotta get a message
Get it on through
Oh now mama's goin' to after awhile
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
Wo, oh, oh, listen to the music
All the time

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