Monday, August 15, 2022

My Music Monday: Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water (Audio)


Time, life moves forward, I perceive it as linear.  We can look back, the recent visit to my home town, reminded me of the first time I heard this song.  In the high school gym, with Franko coordinating a slideshow of high school life to it. My job was to watch for the cue, and drop the needle on the 33 rpm record for the start of the show, and to be there at the end to stop the music.  That was nearly 50 years ago.  My middle brother is going to Michigan for his 50th High School reunion this fall.  I am only a few years behind him. Franko was a couple of years ahead of me.  He worked a photojournalist for a couple of decades, until the local newspaper industry died. He now manages the meat department in a supermarket, rides long distances on his bike, and adores his family.  He is, a brilliant photographer, who had better taste in music than I did.  



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  1. We start out on one road, and never know where the next one will takes us.

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    1. Some roads are twisty

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    2. And you have to be open to a new road. or else you get stuck.

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    3. Take the road less traveled

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  2. I had hair like those guys when the song came out. I can't remember the first time I heard it. (I was probably stoned.)

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    1. I didn't have hair like that, when I had hair like that

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  3. Wow, that's one I haven't heard in a long time.

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    1. Sounds that come back from way back

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  4. You know, I never listened to this stuff when I was young. To be honest, this kind of music wasn't played in my house and when I heard folks like Led Zepplin, Jimi Hendrix, Iron Butterly in passing, the shrieking shrillness of sound irritated me. What can I say? I like melodic music. I was old at twelve and listening to the Bee Gees (pre-disco), Motown and the like. CCR was a favorite too. Pssst, I was a closet country music fan. Waylon Jennings and such. So, I seemed to miss a whole genre of music. I appreciate some of it now that I'm truly old, but still not a fan.








































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