sotu 607 - wishin' and hopin' / if wishes were willows

am i not getting the joke?
you guys won't record a straight to camera song?
Sure I will, if that’s what I think my interpretation of something calls for. Really not crazy about being limited like that, though, and it makes me feel a bit awkward, so… whatever. It’s Brian’s season and he should certainly be able to exclude whatever he doesn’t want to hear.

Don’t want to make a big deal out of this. I’ll just slip out the back.
 
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.... We lost our Aussie icon Olivia Newton-John a year ago, and she rocked everything site ever did, including more than one such musical.

There is no other way to deliver this one than all in.
Soppy as it can get... I loved it!
 
A good friend of mine has come across a few my SOTU vids on YT and today was our first time meeting up since... so naturally, I coerced him into becoming a full fledged Seasonista. I gave him the theme(s*), played a two chord backer and let him freestyle the rest. We entitled it 'A Moon Wish For Seven Generations.'

Welcome my buddy, Alvin, to the Seasons!



(*) we took the rare Sunday opportunity to freestyle something to meet the criteria of both Seasons 606 and 607 😏 (I'll try to transcribe the lyrics soon).
 
wishin' and hopin' / if wishes were willows
the songs i'd like you to bring this week are songs that contain (in the lyrics or title) the words wish
also - lets have a relatively tech free week - so just you and your uke type instrument straight up - no multitracking or audio or video enhancements
 
With less than an hour and a half to go for Season 606, I went hunting through the unrealBook playlists I'd assembled for both 606 and 607, for a song I knew well enough to do quickly that fits both themes. Turns out Peter Rowan's "Midnight Moonlight" contains the line "with no hope for tomorrow". So here's my last-minute recorded-after-dark twofer.

This song is all about finding hope when one feels hopeless, and I would never have thought of it - or even noticed that - if I hadn't put it on the list for last week and gone hunting for a twofer. Plus it's a great song! Hopefully I did it a scintilla of justice, with my limited soloing skills. The original is a real bluegrassy jam tune.

 
A good friend of mine has come across a few my SOTU vids on YT and today was our first time meeting up since... so naturally, I coerced him into becoming a full fledged Seasonista. I gave him the theme(s*), played a two chord backer and let him freestyle the rest. We entitled it 'A Moon Wish For Seven Generations.'

Welcome my buddy, Alvin, to the Seasons!

How awesome! Welcome Alvin!!!
 


Addendum:

I should have read this Season's rules more carefully. On close inspection, Peace Train doesn't actually include the explicit words, hope or wish. It only embodies the premise of hope and wishing for a better future. I offered to retract my song entry, but @pabrizzer, our host, said to leave it be.

There's been some interesting discussion from @Canada Jim and @wee_ginga_yin about the origin of the peace symbol I displayed. Thanks for that, guys. I read the article @wee_ginga_yin posted. It appears this symbol lives on, as per the last paragraph:

"The symbol continues to be used as shorthand for peace and hope. Recently, it’s been seen at refugee camps and climate change protests, as well as at our anti-nuclear demonstrations. It even made a re-appearance at the top of the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival in 2022!"
 
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Hi pa,

Here's a Buddy Holly song that fits the bill. Nevada adds percussion without my consent. But she's a cat, so what are you going to do? Great theme!

 
RM's Peace Sign.jpg

RM's Peace sign reminded me of a "Ban The Bomb" button that I wore on the lapel of a corduroy sports jacket that I used as a windbreaker in the early sixties. The origin of the peace sign was the Nuclear Disarmament movement and the Ban The Bomb sign was designed by overlapping the semaphor symbols for N and D.
It was later adopted by the Hippy generation as a Peace Sign.
origins of peace sign.jpg

The button was less than an inch in diameter and I don't recall ever throwing it away,(I threw the sports jscket out years ago)) but I haven't seen it in decades.
 
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This song was a hit for Johnny Rivers who sings a line about hoping by chance to get a glimpse of a lost love - High On A Mountain Of Love.

 
wishing
and hoping

homemade song, "wish you were here"



how you doing?
i hope this finds you well
it's been a while
can you tell i miss you?
the days are lonely
the nights are dark
there's an emptiness in my heart
that only you can fill
oh, i love you still
i won't send this
i never do
send these thoughts of mine to you
just talking to myself, i guess
to ease the loneliness
i love you
i love you
how you doing?
i hope this finds you well
 
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