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Today I was browsing around on YouTube, just listening to this and that, and I found a song by someone I think is an under-appreciated artist: Glen Campbell and the song is “Less Of Me“.
Despite the fact that Glenn Campbell has had a phenomenal career spanning decades (50+ years!) with multiple hits (70 albums), I think he took a little flak for being in the transition period (when country was Nashville and fading) during the ascendancy of Rock / Disco and Rhythm and Blues (aka “Soul”) – in other words – Pop music.  It didn’t help his street cred that he had a variety show on TV.  In the background, Glen Campbell was a terrific musician and song writer who cut his teeth playing as a “session” musician.  Basically, he played a lot of background music for other artists.
Glen Campbell has retired now for health reasons.  I compare him to Willie Nelson (in country music), Bob Dylan (folk / pop music) and a hand full of others whose careers have spanned 50 years, we may never see his like again…
As always, enjoy the words / lyrics, go listen to the song on your favorite music provider and then go listen to some live music.  Support the Arts!  While you’re on my Poems page, feel free to check out some of my poems, some of my favorite poems and speeches (by others) and the lyrics of other songs I like.  Quite a few of them are older songs, some are funny, some are sad, some just remind me of past friends or earlier days.  Enjoy!!
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On This Day In:
2012 Rise Up!
The Gift
2011 Artful Courage
2010 A Handful of Lessons…

 

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The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs, and keep.
  –   Ambrose Bierce
From: “The Devil’s Dictionary
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On This Day In:
2012 Rise Up!
The Gift
2011 Artful Courage
2010 A Handful of Lessons…

 

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