This is the last, and I think the best, of our four part Friday Word of the Week Series based on the root word “dream”. Today we have:
- Another great Jamey Johnson song. You definitely will like this one if you enjoyed this week’s “New Music That Doesn’t Suck” post.
- Great live performances by the Cranberries and The Mamas and Papas
- An amazing acoustic version of one of my all time favorite John Waite songs…If I haven’t told you this before, John is one of my absolute favorite singers of all time!
I hope you enjoy this post and I encourage to join me in dreaming of a second term for President Obama.
Dreaming My Dreams – Jamey Johnson
Dreaming My Dreams – The Cranberries
California Dreamin’ – The Mamas and Papas
In Dreams – John Waite
It was 35 years ago but I can remember as if it was yesterday. I had just gotten my first apartment, it was Saturday morning, American Bandstand was on my TV, and I was sitting in my beanbag chair in my otherwise empty living room. Dick Clark introduced a band called The Babys and I was totally captivated. The band was great but the lead singer, John Waite, was amazing. I have followed him as a huge fan since that day and his voice is still the best I have ever heard. After The Babys broke up, he went solo and continues to this day an active recording and performing act. In the 1980s he formed a supergroup called Bad English which recorded a couple of excellent albums. Between The Babys, Bad English, and his solo work he has an amazing back catalog and I hope you will take some time and check it out. I think you will like it. Let me know what you think.