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  1. I used to be a Supertramp fan until a camping trip on an island back in the early 1990s. We were camping with my wife’s sister and her boyfriend on an island on Lake George in New York. You could only reach the island by boat and we spent the warm sunny days on the boat enjoying the water. A big part of this was listening to music. On this particular trip, we realized that the only cassette tape that we had on the boat was Supertramp’s greatest hits album. For four days we listened to this album non-stop and I was quite tired of it by the time the trip was over. It’s good music, but not on a continuous loop.

    1. I can totally understand why you lost your liking for their music, under those circumstances, Don. I’d have been exactly the same with only hearing the same music on a constant loop. When I worked in a department store, it used to happen on several occasions when a new concession came in for a few weeks and play the same music over and over again. Not only that, but they had the same video running on a loop on several TV screens too. Thank goodness the Manager of the store got the message to stop it happening again.

  2. Hi, Hugh. I listen to a wide variety of music, particularly depending on mood or motivation level.

    One I find clever and hilarious is Weird Al’s “Word Crimes.”

    1. And ‘Fantasy’ is very much what I write about, too, Debby. A lovely song choice that also takes me back to the golden days of knowing I had the whole world in my pocket. Of course, I still do. 😀

      1. Love your attitude Hugh! Whether you write fantasy or use it for a means of escapism it’s a great method to take us away to somewhere else. 🙂 xx

  3. Hi, Hugh – I absolutely LOVE “Dreamer”! When I read your question the song that instantly came to mind does not describe me in the lyrics (at least I hope that it doesn’t). But I’ve had it sung to me so many times, including by a surprise limousine driver on a girl’s trip to Las Vegas, so the song has many fun memories for me!

    1. I’ve never heard that song before, Donna. And I so agree it does not describe you, but what lovely memories about the limousine driver who sung it to you. Is there a post in the making about that trip? It sounds like it was great fun.

  4. I love this defiant song by the patron saint of survivors, Tina Turner. She had just turned 60 when she recorded this, and I was lucky enough to see her final tour in person that year.

    1. Oh dear, Cathy. I hope your day gets better. We all have them, don’t we? I find that going out and getting some fresh air usually helps, especially if it’s a sunny, pleasant day. Living on the coast also helps blow away the cobwebs.

  5. I had to really think this o E through!
    But here’s mine Boney M’s Brown Girl In The Ring!

    Cos I’m Brown, I like dancing and it’s such a bubbly song!

      1. It did! I read your post and usually I reply straight away, but it needed a circuit of sainsbury for me to get the right one!

        Its a great feel good song, isn’t it? 🙂

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