A classic from 1978 (circa: my novel Memphis), Wheel in the Sky by Journey is such a cool track. It’s one of the more philosophical Journey songs, telling the story of man trying desperately to return to his home. The verse lyrics are rather hazy, but the chorus offers an accessible metaphor for how life goes on no matter our personal struggles. Some would say the “wheel in the sky” is referring to the sun and others believe its about astrology.
I think of the Wheel of Fortune Tarot card more than anything when this song plays. The Wheel of Fortune tarot card signifies the constant spinning of life’s ups and downs. We get lucky breaks and we get life lessons -often disguised as bad fortune. One thing in life is certain, it keeps rolling.
Winter is here again, oh lord Haven’t been home in a year or more I hope she holds on a little longer Sent a letter on a long summer day Made of silver, not of clay I’ve been runnin’ down this dusty road
Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’ I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow Wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’
I’ve been trying to make it home Got to make it before too long I can’t take this very much longer I’m stranded in the sleet and rain Don’t think I’m ever gonna make it home again The mornin’ sun is risin’ It’s kissin the day
Oh the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’ I don’t’ know where I’ll be tomorrow Ooo the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’
In honor of World Music Day, I’m posting my all time favorite song: Old Time Rock and Roll. Originally released in 1978, the song was featured in the 1983 movie Risky Business starring Tom Cruise who gave an iconic coffee table dance clad in a white dress shirt.
Vivid memories are rolling in of my joker sister Suzy busting out a broom stick as her dance partner when this song started playing on the radio. What can I say, its our goofy sister song. Four decades after it’s release with no signs that I’ll EVER get sick of hearing it.
Just take those old records off the shelf I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself Today’s music ain’t got the same soul I like that old time rock and roll
Don’t try to take me to a disco You’ll never even get me out on the floor In ten minutes I’ll be late for the door I like that old time rock and roll EverybodyOld time rock and roll That kinda music just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll, Drew Abbott!
Won’t go to hear ’em play a tango I’d rather hear some blues or funky old soul There’s only one sure way to get me to go Start playin’ old time rock and rollCall me a relic, call me what you will Say I’m old fashioned, say I’m over the hill Today’s music ain’t got the same soul I like that old time rock and roll
Still like that old time rock and roll That kinda music just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll
Old time rock and roll Baby, just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and rollEverybody come on Old time rock and roll Baby, just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll
Old time rock and roll It just soothes the soul I reminisce about the days of old With that old time rock and roll It’s not like the old time rock and roll
Hi there, I’m so happy to write my first blog post for my brand new author website! I think this is the best opportunity to lay the groundwork for what types (genres) of posts you can expect from me on here. This platform serves mostly to educate and promote my third child -my novel “Memphis”, HOWEVER it will be a secondary writing outlet for me to discuss women’s issues that I care about deeply.
Not just the sad stuff, but some RAD stuff as well! Expect posts on women’s issues, parenting, single motherhood, following your dreams and the power of visualization and intent. Finally, in my true style and fashion, expect some pretty sweet posts about the 70’s and 80’s era’s including flashbacks along with mentions of my favorite band ever -Fleetwood Mac.
So yea, it will be all over the place in terms of topics but if you like what you’re reading so far, you’ll love my book “Memphis” that includes all of the above. Please comment and offer feedback of any sort as I’m just starting out and value your opinion and individual requests.