A Thought for Today
Love wears the rainbow on its cheek as
sure as any high sky does.
One Does It For Me!
Although the following letter
was addressed to Rod it arrived in my mailbox and I thought it was perfect
for the column today.
I will never
forget the last time you sang in concert in the Twin Cities here in MN.
One of your most memorable songs was the one from "Black Eagle"--You
lifted your arms as you sang, and there on the curtain back of you was the
silhouette of an eagle-- I'll never forget the collective gasp of delight
from the whole auditorium.
Another of my favourite memories is that of my daughter, about ten years
old at the time, singing your song "Soldiers Who Want to be Heroes"-- this
was performed on the Eagles Cancer Telethon from Rochester, MN and almost
caused a small riot in the studio, due to the controversial anti-war
sentiments. My four year old son's favourite was your "Blessings in
Shades of Green", and we decorated his room to reflect the "shades of
My personal favourite? "Don't be afraid of the thunder; it's only Mr.
God's trombones...." Thank you, Rod, for daring to speak the truth, the
raw emotions that so many of us feel but cannot fully express. We have
enjoyed you since 1968!
MariLynn in Rochester, MN
Thanks for your letter,
MariLyn. It sounds as though you got your children started pretty early on
a McKuen appreciation course and I hope they're still fans.
It also sounds as though it's
been awhile since you last saw Rod in concert and I hope you soon have an
opportunity of rectifying that. What are you doing April 30?
I'll be back again next week
with some more concert memories. If you have one you'd like to share, drop
me a quick line at email@example.com
telling me all about it and I'll publish it right here one Wednesday.
- Ken, Johannesburg
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