This week’s Story or Chronicle is from the 16th Campfire from the 3rd Stage of the journey. It talks about a time beginning in the fall of 1972 when I was living on Vashon Island and dedicating 7 or 8 months to seeing what it was like to try to live the life of a songwriter.
For this Podcast I’ll be sharing one of the first videos I created with Al Bergstein nearly 10 years ago. The song on the video is The Missing Peace. I wrote it nearly 35 years ago for my stepdaughter, Lindsey, when she was 8 years old.
In this podcast we will be listening to a Campfire Chronicle from One of Those Times in a Life. Many of the Campfire Chronicles were created around songs I’ve written – this one –the 10th of 49 - used the song “I Believe” – and was first shared 8 years ago.
Overall in the course of nearly 60 years of performing, the people I have made music with have been and are more than musical partners they have been and they remain most importantly my friends – often dear and lifelong friends.
Welcome to another Podcast of Songs and Stories from home
My friend of nearly 55 years, Mike McCoy, and I recorded the song Thankful ten years ago for an album called Between Old Friends. The last few years I have shared the video and audio recordings of that song around Thanksgiving.
While I grew up in Spokane, Washington I’d been enthralled by popular folk music of the late 50’s and early 60’s, like a lot of Baby Boomers I realized my early musical education - appreciation – and sometime obsession - was bracketed by two Sunday nights sitting in front of a black and white television watching the Ed Sullivan show.