A Blissful Trip Down Memory Lane

James Taylor at Christmas

James Taylor at Christmas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna be just fine if you only will
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will. ~  from “Shower the People” sung by James Taylor

Dr Bill Wooton provided the words and music to the whole song on his blog today, but I thought I would share the words I found most important – words which if taken to heart are really what life is all about. And these words are a gentle way of going into the weekend.

I am an unabashed fan of James Taylor—which I guess in some circles is not considered cool (not the circles that I travel in), but I do not care. I think people of my generation, the young Boomers, find his voice and words take us back to a time when we were young, but also speaks to us today.

Thanks Dr. Bill for the trip down memory lane. It was blissful.

What makes your trip down memory lane blissful?

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  1. music has a way of carrying us down memory lane–James Taylor? You blog, your music. (smile) Love the words though. Good thoughts to start my Friday. Have a great day LouAnn

  2. Ah JT.. wonderful, soulful singer.. I went on a Jackson Browne flashback/memory lane trip recently.. it’ good and necessary at times to do that as I felt refreshed and happy!!

    • It is happy making isn’t it — and Jackson Browne is another good way to travel down memory lane

  3. Music and songs do have a way of taking us way back..For me it is of course many different songs of the 50′s..I’m really bad with remembering names of artists but songs like ‘Do you want to dance’ and ‘At the hop’ and ‘our’ song …’Sea of Love’….and of course it would have to include ‘Elvis’ … It’s nice to go back in our thoughts sometimes. Diane

    • It is nice to revisit those eras when we were young and very into music — love “Do You Wanna Dance”

  4. I just heard a song by James Taylor on the radio the other day. It sounded like a new one. I love his music too – it’s so down to earth and soothing.

  5. I LOVE James Taylor, as well. His voice is so soothing. I was going to feature him on one of my music Mondays. That song in particular is very gentle and kind. It is a good way to start the weekend, for sure. Thanks, Lou Ann!

    • I knew you and I had James Taylor in common – I will look forward to your Monday feature!

  6. I love the music of James Taylor! And this song is a favorite.

  7. Always loved James Taylor. And Carol King. And Simon and Garfunkel. All bliss.

  8. My best trips down memory lane are when I am driving to work listening to my satellite radio. I listen to the 70′s and 80′s channels, and they bring the biggest smiles to my face as I drive down the highway singing at the top of my lungs!! :)

    • I sometimes put rock and roll on and then drive too fast–so I have to put the car on cruise

  9. Interesting…I was talking about James Taylor just yesterday with Peter. Love synchronicities! Great Post, LouAnn.

  10. Memory lane is usually blissful to me haha. I saw James Taylor singing in a small club in New York! That was AHEM a long time ago.

    • I saw him in concert with John Denver, Harry Chapin and Gordon Lightfoot in Detroit when I was going to school in Windsor – phenomenal night! That was also (AHEM) a long time ago………..

      • Haha, it sounds like fun! I loved Harry Chapin!

      • me too — so sad

  11. Music is always bliss to me! Love the artists mentioned here. Another one that takes me back in time, Neil Diamond. There’s that tricky memory thing again! Those long ago days are crystal clear with the right music playing in my ear! ~ Sheila

    • Music does bring back wonderful and vivid memories of what you were doing at the time

  12. One clear, starry night in Colorado I walked hand in hand with my husband from our home to Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater to see James Taylor. He is one tall drink of water and his voice was heaven sent. I’ve loved it since the first time I heard it. Bliss!

  13. Trips down memory lane are blissful for those that I shared the experiences which created the memories to begin with. Thankful for those moments in time.

    • I am thankful for them too — and the fact that music brings them to the fore

  14. Love James Taylor too and anything Motown. A little Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder or Smoky Robinson pulls me back down a blissful memory lane.

  15. I am so mad I missed James when he toured with Carole King. Darn it!

    • That is a darn it — I have their CD but someone borrowed it, so I only have an empty case

      • Never loan books, cd’s or tools. You’ll never see them again.

      • I did not loan – they (my husband or eldest son) absconded with it — must do some detective work (lol)
        My husband puts orange paint on all his tools so they do not get stolen–he has been quite successful in recovering them when on a job site

  16. LOVE James Taylor, Harry Chapin, Joe Cocker, CCR, and so many more.

    • I already thought we would get along–now I know it (lol)

      • Me too, it would be nice to finally meet you face to face.

      • you never know, it is a possibility someday–we can have virtual tea together to start with

  17. Who doesn’t love James Taylor?? Fools!


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