Friday, October 16, 2020

Friday Music: Kathleen's Song

When Roger and I first met on New Years Eve 1988-89 this was the music he was listening to. On our first date he played it for me, and our two broken hearts started to meld and mend.  The other evening he surprised me and played it. It had been a while since I heard it and my heart lifted. I knew I had to share it here. Here's one of our love songs by Ray Lynch.


18 comments:

  1. What a plaintive lyrical tune. Just gorgeous. No wonder you fell in love with Roger. Thanks for sharing it Robin.

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    1. Dr Michelle-- I'm so glad you liked this. Yes, we fell in love listening to this song.

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  2. Wow, what a beautiful, peaceful, soothing song. I closed my eyes and felt a lot of the world's uglies slip away.

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    1. Patti-- I'm so glad the uglies slipped away. The best part of good calm beautiful music.

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  3. Sweet to learn that this music led to your long marriage and that Ray and Kathleen, like you and Roger, show how good and lasting a marriage can be. Thank you!

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    1. am-- Roger had a tape or disk of this music and we listened to it all the time. A lasting marriage is a truly good thing.

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  4. That was lovely. I never really listened to music such as this during my life. I was always into the "Top 40" and current music. There is a lot that I have missed! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Ellen-- I love sharing music. I grew up with music, and it became an integral part of my life.

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  5. I’d love to know the story of your two broken hearts. It’s sounds like pure grace.

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    1. 37paddington-- You may have inspired me to write it down. Thank you for that.

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  6. Now there's a thought - an instrumental love song. No words. Good on yer. VR and I courted to Songs For Swinging Lovers as I mentioned, but they had words. I brought a handful of LPs to the union and I think the instrumental/orchestral one that stuck first and lasted longest was a 10 in. mono LP of Solomon (he didn't have a surname) with the Philharmonia, doing Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto. Atrocious boxy sound, heavily chipped; when I came to transferring my LPs to CD format - a monumental task - I fear sentiment didn't win out and good old Sol was passed over.

    But here's another, slightly more romantic thought. The daughters had left home, we had money, I bought a VW Scirocco, a rareish sports car styled by the Italian designer Giugaro, ordered pale blue trousers with a navy blue blouson and we set off to tour the French wine regions. Just the two of us.

    As we approached the River Loire light mist was rising and the cliffs on the far bank looked delicious - the beginning of another love affair which has lasted right up to this very moment. I slipped a tape into the car's player (Yeah, it was that long ago.) and we drove along rhapsodically to Beethoven's piano piece. Andante Favori. That recording was by Richter, this is by Brendel.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF84k8KguNY

    About forty-five years ago. But I can see it all now quite clearly and the elegantly under-stated music matched our contentment.

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    1. Roderick-- I hadn't even thought about the song not having words. Thank you for pointing that out. It was a song that pulled our hearts together. I love the story of you and VR traveling the French wine region. Beautiful music is the most lovely accompaniment to love.

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  7. Ray Lynch! I got that CD 35-plus years ago after hearing one of his songs on the radio. I played some of it for my office mate at school, and he said exactly what Catalyst said -- very evocative.

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    1. Mark-- We love knowing that you listened to Ray Lynch too. It really is evocative music.

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  8. I had not heard anything by Ray Lynch, so thanks Robin for adding to my musical learning. What a nice tune that Roger selected for your first date and then gain most recently. Memories are a wonderful thing.

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    1. Beatrice-- It's a true pleasure to introduce new music. It adds a bit of beauty to our world.

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