Where You Come From

Where You Come FromWhen it comes to the music you like, where you come from will always play a role. I'm not talking about your favourite music. You'll really like what you really like. I'm talking about the tunes that bring you back to a simpler time when you hear them. They aren't of a genre you typically listen to, but they are songs from your youth you remember fondly.

For me, I need look no further than Kenny Rogers. As a wee lad, my mother would play Kenny Roger's Greatest Hits over and over again on the turntable. We would dance to the up tempo numbers like "The Gambler", "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town", "Coward of the County", "Lucille" and "Reuben James" and then bellow out the ballads like "Lady", "Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer", "She Believes in Me" and "You Decorated My Life". I would guesstimate I heard this album in it's entirety five hundred times before I turned 7.

I remember many good times with this record playing in the background. I remember how much my mother loved "Lady" and I can still hear her singing it. Every once in a while I still play a Kenny Rogers MP3 that appeared on that album because it still feels good.

When it comes to the music you like, where you come from will always play a role.

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mary boon

Reading your blog on Kenny Rogers music made me cry. You are right it is where you are coming from. For me music has always been what got me through things and will until my last moments I am sure. I would give it all to dance around the kitchen with my children again to Kenny Rogers. Thank you Mike for letting me know that it too was a good time in your memory bank.

Love, Mom

April 23, 2006 @ 2:42 PM


that is the sweetest thing i have ever read, it is amazing that you and your mom can share memories like that!

January 6, 2008 @ 12:37 PM


for me Waylon Jennings always reminds me of my Dad. Had a car with an 8-track player and we only had three 8-tracks, Waylon and Willie and I don't remember the other,

April 9, 2017 @ 12:12 PM

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