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Vol. 85 Pt. 2 “Free To Be Me”- Mother

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The song “Mother” by Pink Floyd is a quiet conversation between a young boy and his Mom.  He feeling fear is full of questions and she offering her loving, guiding reassurance that only Mom can give.

Today I share my rendition of this song, my gift to Mom, honoring those conversations she had with me growing up that are a foundation for the freedom to be me, for a life well lived full of joy, for the music that plays in me because of her and for the love I have for Mom.  Happy Mother’s Day…I Love you Mom!

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Press play arrow below to hear “Mother”.

Mother
Mother, do you think they’ll drop the bomb?
Mother, do you think they’ll like this song?
Mother, do you think they’ll try to break my balls?
Ooooh aah, mother, should I build the wall?

Mother, should I run for president?
Mother, should I trust the government?
Mother, will they put me in the firing line?
Ooooh aah, is it just a waste of time?

Hush now, baby, baby, don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna make all of your nightmares come true
Mama’s gonna put all of her fears into you
Mama’s gonna keep you right here under her wing
She won’t let you fly but she might let you sing
Mama’s gonna keep baby cosy and warm

Ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe
Of course Mama’s gonna help build the wall

Mother, do you think she’s good enough…for me?
Mother, do you think she’s dangerous…to me?
Mother, will she tear your little boy apart?
Oooh Ma, mother, will she break my heart?

Hush now, baby, baby, don’t you cry
Mama’s gonna check out all your girlfriends for you
Mama won’t let anyone dirty get through
Mama’s gonna wait up till you get in
Mama will always find out where you’ve been
Mamma’s gonna keep baby healthy and clean

Ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe, ooooh, babe
You’ll always be a baby to me

Mother, did it need to be so high?

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Vol. 85 “Free To Be Me”- Mom

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Mom always supported who I wanted to be rather than who she wanted me to be and it was Mom who shared the gift of music.  I remember her buying me one of my first albums “The Wall” by Pink Floyd back in third grade.  In honor of her, as well as all Moms this Mother’s Day, and her 45 years of love and support I have recorded the song “Mother” from “The Wall” that I’ll share with you in a special post this Sunday.  Happy Mother’s Day…I love you Mom.

In the meantime please enjoy meeting my Mom in this week’s message “El Capitan”.

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Vol. 84 “My Bad: The Striped Bass”

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Hear the story about a financial mistake I made as a young Sales Executive with Southern Living At Home, entertaining a group of Sales Representatives and their spouses.

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Press play arrow below to hear “My Bad: The Striped Bass”.

 

Hear about other “My Bad” moments I’ve made and lived through at:

Click To Hear “My Bad:Worst Speech Ever”

Click To Hear “My Bad: Courtney Leaves Johnstown”

Click To Hear “My Bad: The Motorhome”

Click To Hear “My Bad:Did Not Recognize You”-Josh Groban

Click To Hear “My Bad:Courtney’s Birthday”

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Vol. 83 “Two Years Of Gifts”

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“You’re A Gift” turns two.  Thanks for your continued support through listening, liking and sharing.  Today a story that helped inspire the audio series.

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Press play below to hear this week’s message “Two Years Of Gifts”.

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Vol. 82 New Video “Courage”

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This week I’d like to share a new video clip just added to my video library entitled “Courage”

In the battle between courage and fear…courage wins every time.

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Vol. 81 “Remain Open”- Delilah

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A Calico Cat named Delilah is a soft to the soul reminder of the gifts we receive when we remain open, even in a world full of personal bias and noise.

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Press play below to hear this week’s message “Remain Open”.

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Vol. 80 “In The Meantime”- The Gift Of America

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Let not let the din of election noise drown out our appreciation for all the gifts we have as Americans!

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Press play below to hear this week’s message “In The Meantime”.

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Vol. 79 “Can Do Man”- Forrest Dugent

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You cannot stop a can do man or woman.  Forrest gives the gift of 6, of the many reasons why they are unstoppable.

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Vol. 78 “Portrait Of Strength”- Shari Hyde

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Shari and her husband Russ were part of the Southern Living at Home season in my life.  Shari has been through 3 surgeries for a brain aneurysm, Go To “Prayers For Shariover the past weeks.

A Woman of Faith, loving Wife, wonderful Mother, Business Woman, Physical Therapist, so many things to so many, Shari also has the voice of an Angel.  Being a kind soul she lent her voice back in 2004 to “Portrait Of Strength” a song I penned and recorded with her that she would transform into a duet.  What a gift.

Today I share Shari’s voice, through that song, as Courtney and my expectant prayer that she will make a full recovery, so that those who know and love her, will again hear her voice, filling the silence full of joy and happiness.

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Click To Play “Portrait Of Strength”

Portrait Of Strength
Light to the world
Mother at seventeen
Strength and conviction
The kind rarely seen
Some things just ain’t for sale
No reward will I take
For the life I have within me
This a portrait of strength

Nothing left to do but believe
Nothing left to have but faith
The only time I find it is in weakness
All I ever wanted perfect strength

A day like any other
Colored leaves upon the lawn
My hopes my fears it seemed like years
The phone call dragged on
What’s that you are saying
What’s that my mind must absorb
I thought it was nothing
Reset the sail it’s time to change course

All I ever wanted
Was really nothing for myself
But just for the time being
I’ll put my dreams upon a shelf
It’s there they’ll be waiting
When I come back and play
My life so wide open
I won’t be wasting a single day

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Vol. 77 “Soundtrack Of Our Life”- Vinyl

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Vinyl brought the magic of music to the masses, courtesy of progress.

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Press play below to hear this week’s message “Soundtrack Of Our Life”.

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