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I picture my mind as a maze of connections that lead down paths that do and paths that don’t exist … the connections fitting together like perfectly interlocked pieces of a puzzle that reveal a picture so clear (except sometimes the picture really never existed). To me, life itself is a lot like that too; we make decisions everyday without knowing where they will really take us.  One decisions that seems innocuous may determine a fate we never envisioned and another decision that seemed so obvious may lead exactly where we expected it to.

The path this tune took to get into the blog kinda feels like that existent/non-existent pathway mimicking the way we race (or amble) through life and one day realize: “How did I find this home?”  “How did I find this job?” “What am I doing here?” …

A week or so ago, I noticed a facepost championing a band that I hadn’t heard of (a band pretty much no one had heard) but had played on so many iconic tunes during the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s that it seems like no one else was playing music.  The post, lead me to check out a movie called “The Wrecking Crew” and I was in awe at the musical legacy a relatively small group of musicians had left over a little over two decades.

The movie’s details of The Wrecking Crew’s studio work with Brian Wilson on Pet Sounds lead me to my Monday morning Spotistalk music choice, the Beach Boys.  I had never explored much of their music after Pet sounds so I started listening forward thru the years to how their music changed with Brian’s waning involvement.  As I moved through the mid ’60s to the late ’60s Smiley Smile, Wild Honey, Friends and 20/20 albums, Brian’s song writing ability had greatly diminished and the other members of the band were writing more.

As I crossed into the ’70s with Sunflower, I heard this song and it almost instantly sounded familiar … but not really.  I chalked it up to a general “I just like the tune” and decided in the back of my mind I would someday include it in a “Lyric Project” post so, as I often do, I Googled the song title and lyrics and the first hit was a link to a John Stamos cover … and that’s when it hit me why the song sounded so familiar; I had seen it several times during my daughter’s addiction to Full House phase!

So, your Kevin Bacon, 10 degrees of separation goes:

facebook> netfix> the wrecking crew>beach boys> spotify> Sunflower> wordpress> google> John Stamos>wordpress …

Enjoy this tune that is originally from the early ’70s (not from the 80s – How Rude!) …

If every word I said
Could make you laugh
I’d talk forever (together my love)
I ask the sky just what we had
Mmm It shone forever (together my love my my my my my my my my my my my my my)
If the song I sing to you
Could fill your heart with joy
I’d sing forever (together my love my my my my)
Forever
Forever
I’ve been so happy loving you

Do do do do do do do do do together my love

Let the love I have for you
Live in your heart
And beat forever (together my love)
Forever
Forever
I’ve been so happy loving you

Baby just let me sing it my baby
I wanna be singin’ my baby
Baby baby baby my baby
I wanna be singin’
I wanna be singin’ my baby
Oh oh oh oh
My my my my my my

So I’m goin’ away
Mmm but not forever
Na na na na
I gotta love you anyway

Forever – The Beach Boys (Dennis Wilson)

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