Blog 1133 – 10.03.2018
From Time To Time We All Need A Tune-Up
Sometimes when that engine light comes on in our vehicle we panic and imagine the worse but often it is just a sign that the machine needs something as simple and relatively inexpensive as a tune-up. Our bodies, minds, and spirits, though much more than machines, also need a tune-up from time to time.
The term tune-up was at first a musical term referring to the practice of musicians before they perform of tuning their instruments to get the most out of them, to make the truest, sweetest sounds. Our voices more than any other thing are truly musical instruments. I have never much believed that we will end up singing in some celestial choir to while away eternity any more than I believe for even a moment that even the least or worst of us will be hot footing in in some hellish lake of fire invented to scare children and to increase the church rolls. But I do believe like silent film star Rudolf Valentino said in his famous movie The Sheik that we can and will forever make beautiful music together. However to do that we must keep our heart strings tuned and the rest of us as well.
I am reminded of a line from a Neil Diamond song that says, “I am the words, you are the tune, play me.” I am for the most part a “word guy” but I do love a beautiful melody and making music also. I have recorded over two hundred and thirty what I call Mockingbird Songs that I send out daily by email to a list of friends. If anyone is interested in a Daily Mockingbird Song just email your address to:
and type “Mockingbird” and I will add you to the list. If you find that my musical stylings are not your cup of tea just email me again and type “No Mockingbird” and I will remove your email from the list just as promptly as I will put it on the list, no hard feelings and hopefully no damage to your ear drums done.
As a sample of one of my Mockingbird songs here is a link to one of my favorites.
You Love Me The Way I Am
This is a duet of what I call “The Baby Song” that my Baby, Emily, sent me years before she passed and I recorded posthumously with her recording as Natalie Cole did “It’s Impossible” with her famous dad, Nat King Cole. I hope you enjoy it and that you email me for more Mockingbird songs.
Your friend and fellow traveler,
Also Mockingbird of sorts,