Ray’s Chat for 2024
Another Year has slipped by with a lot of Ups and Downs.
And Who knows where we will be at this time next Year??.
BUT At least We can be Thankful that We are still here:
And Doing Oh So much BETTER than a lot of Other People in The World.
AND THIS IS WHAT MAY AND JUNE THINK
Hi May. So We have managed to Still be here in 2024 despite what 2023 threw at Us!!
And June YES There are a lot of US Oldies in the World these days.
And if you think Back to Our Grandmothers Day
Now There are FOLKS HOMES all over the place,,
Filled with lots of Folks Living into their Nineties!! and Still Enjoying Life.
Oh YES May: YES There is a lot for You and Me to be THANKFUL for.
Oh June : Yes: We are the Lucky Ones
As We still have our Partners; Our Health, and many Friends.
It is SO different For THOSE Who are left ALONE..
With No Family or Friends LEFT.
That is Today’s Old People Sadness.
So We must DO ALL WE CAN to help
And Now Folks It’s Nostalgia Time
lets look back at some of the Oldies, . From Long Ago.
Songs You just Don’t hear any longer .
AND I Don’t think THEY Should be Forgotten..
Look on “YOU TUBE” They are there for you to Look and Listen to..
Oh YES Memories, Memories!!
It Was The SIXTIES when Kids started to become involved with Folk. KIDS like Me had been into Skiffle.
(Oh!! have you Never heard of Lonnie Donegan (GO LOOK HIM Up On YOUTUBE!!)
And Things started to suddenly become Much More [
A Young Peoples TIME And the American YOUNG really started to Make a Mark.
“The Vietnam War”, had caused the PEACE MOVEMENT to Happen, And Many New Writers, and Singers were bringing YOUNG into Folk Clubs And They were Good.
AND ONE of the first of the New Guys that really Got Me..
Was a 19 Year Old American Guy : Called TOM PAXTON
And He wrote a Song called:
“I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound”. 3..42
I still Think It is One of the Greatest Of his Greatest Songs.
And He is still singing Today. GREAT GREAT MAN.
AND: Coming back to Folk Songs: This is one of My Forever Most Favourite Songs:
A Guy called IAN TYSON wrote it and He sang it with his wife,
Someday Soon, Ian & Sylvia Tyson. 1964
And if You Liked That.. Try this:
Ian Tyson Springtime In Alberta
Just Great Songs
And This in it’s day was Just “OUR” Song for Me and My Friends” Memories, Happy Memories.
San Francisco – Scott McKenzie
WOW What Memories
And just One More of My Most Treasured Memories.
She is still singing (But only Just),
Yes Joni Mitchell…
I was lucky enough to be a couple of yards from Her When She sang This at the JUG OF PUNCH ..She was 19.
When She sang this
Put In: Joni Mitchell –Both Sides Now. (Original Studio Version)
And Joni was accompanied by a 19 year old lad called TOM RUSH..
And YES Tom still Sings and plays Guitar.. YES Go Check him out.
And I guess that’ll keep you busy for a while.
See You at the Shirley Folk Club.