Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Done

I like Barry Manilow. There I said it. On this Labor Day 2010 I admit it. Barry's coming to Dallas. I'm not sure of the date, because I'm afraid of how much the tickets are. I saw Barry in concert once--maybe twice. Back in the 80's. Ya know, forever ago.

And now, well-I like Barry's music--especially his older stuff. Even more precise, this song posted here: "All the Time."

Man, oh man, I sat in my first, ever apartment in Kansas City. $180 bucks a month, furnished, one room and slept on the pull out bed from my green vinyl sofa. Should I tell you I moved into the place with NO toilet paper? I just remembered.

And for some reason, I didn't have my 9 inch color TV. I didn't bring that to KC until later--yet I had my stereo. Ahh, yes the stereo. My music kept going and that included Barry's lp. This One's For You which had "All the Time" on it. I cried so many tears for the man I cared about at the time-I was so young then and so homesick and so made so many mistakes on the FIRST BIG MOVE away from home.

After all these years, I listen to this song and get weepy--and it's not because of Barry's glasses in this clip. Nope, for the song's lyrics. I get it. Barry.

To think I had it....

All the time.

2 comments:

Old Kitty said...

I LOVE BARRY MANILOW!!!!! And this is one of my favourite songs!!

Awww Tommy what a memory for you!!! Oh I hope you get to see Barry - but you're right, last he came here to the UK the ticket prices were astronomical. Oh dear. Nevermind!!

It's the songs that matter!

Take care
x

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

I'm a cat. I live with Thomasina--I call her Tommy--yea, she found this song on You Tube and sings along with it. Cats need ear plugs too.

Trust me.

Noir