Thought I would bookend the year with a recent performance by Tom Walker at Westminster Abbey of a new song titled "For Those Who Can't Be Here." For this performance, he was accompanied on the piano by the Duchess of Cambridge.
From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous new year. In the midst of all the turmoil and angst so prevalent today, please take some time to remember why we celebrate the first Noel and, like Charles Dickens' Scrooge, let each of us always "keep Christmas well."
This Friday's song Que Sera, Sera by Doris Day came up while we were playing videos for my mother-in-law Aida on Thanksgiving Day. Hope you enjoy!
This Friday's song is I'll Never Find Another You by The Seekers. I chose this song because it brings back some great memories and to tell my wife Teresa how grateful and humbled I am that she chose to share her life with me.
This Friday's song is "The Long Way Home" performed by Norah Jones. This Tom Waits song was released by Jones in 2004 on her second album, "Feels Like Home."
This Friday's song is Days Like This by Van Morrison. This was the title song of a 1995 album and it became the official anthem of the peace movement in Northern Ireland. I love the inherent optimism of the lyrics, the easy beat, and the sax riffs. Hope you enjoy Days Like This.
This Friday's Song is "It Was A Very Good Year" by Frank Sinatra. This song has a nostalgic, yet melancholy feel. The singer is older, "in the autumn of the year", and thinks back on the romances that defined key stages of his life.
This Friday's song is And So It Goes by Billy Joel. The song was written in 1983, but not released until 1989 on the album Storm Front. I had been a Joel fan since he first broke out and this album was a personal favorite. I was traveling in Asia almost constantly at this point in my life for work and I spend a lot of long-haul flights listening to it.
This Friday's song is Something Sexy About the Rain. This 2005 song is a real favorite of mine because it reflects how I feel about a relationship that helped me heal after my first marriage ended.
This Friday's Song is I Knew I Loved You by Savage Garden. It is for my wife Teresa who is celebrating her birthday today. Sweetheart, this song says how I feel better than I ever could. Happy birthday. Thank you for saying yes!
This Friday's song is "The Impossible Dream" from the Man of La Mancha Broadway musical. This version by Brian Stokes Mitchell who led the 2002 cast is a personal favorite.
This Friday's song is Forever After All by Luke Combs. This oing is a mid-tempo country love song that was a big social hit. I shared the studio version and an acoustic version below. I like both versions. Hope you enjoy Forever After All.