Sunday, February 17, 2008

I made it through the rain...I think

This blog is about love - of music. How it was lost and how I found it again and who helped along the way. I've never posted any of these thoughts over the past 10+ years for fear of how silly they would look in public or that someone, somewhere would find a way to use them against me and make my life miserable. Again. (More on that in a future post.)

But since my name isn't on this (HA! Gotcha!) I guess it's OK.

When friends are hard to find
And life seems so unkind
Sometimes you feel afraid

Just aim beyond the clouds
And rise above the crowd
And start your own parade

Bear with me and I'll get to the point soon enough. Just to warn you there is a TON of stuff about music by Barry Manilow in this little diary. If you're not a fan, you won't get it. If you are, then you might get it a little too well! What's great is you can reinterpret and reapply lyrics and intentions however you want and bring an entire new life to words and music he wrote years ago.

Good night, my new friends. Be gentle with me. This is the first time I have enjoyed writing in more than ten years - I'm still afraid.


  1. Love your blog. I just finished reading all the posts. I'm glad you decided to write again and talk about the music. I've put a link to in on my blog...hope you don't mind. Look forward to hearing your review of the Atlanta show! Keep writing, you have much to say...

  2. I don't mind a bit. Thank you for reading. :-)

  3. I'm a 55 year old guy and I loved your post.. and that song. My best friend and girlfriend go cancer a few years ago, she "Made It Through the Rain". A lot of people get rained on in one way or another, it is a great song. - David