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Peace Train | Cat Stevens

May 23, 2019 1:19:05 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment: The news seems no longer the news, it’s seems more like mud-slinging.  I’m weary of it.  So when this old song came up on my ITunes, I played it over five times.

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Stay Gold | First Aid Kit

Apr 25, 2019 12:20:41 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment: This song is among the latest mix given to me by my daughter, Caitlin.  We enjoy together music with meaning and while this one is not a favorite musical arrangement, the lyrics are powerful.  Hope you enjoy.

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Gone | Jack Johnson

Mar 27, 2019 6:43:10 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment: Heard this (as usual) while shuffling through my ITunes library on a run recently. Seems a perfect complement to my son, Timmy’s poem last month titled “Enough”.

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Maybe It's Time | Bradley Cooper

Feb 28, 2019 9:30:19 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment: I haven’t seen this movie but my daughter has told me this song is sung by a man who is turning his life around. As one who has seen many do it successfully, the song simply moves me.

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None of Us Are Free | Solomon Burke

Jan 25, 2019 3:28:14 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment:  Perhaps in honor of Martin Luther King day and all the immigration and human trafficking issues we face, this song came to me recently.  When I listened to it again, I got the chills I always do.  More importantly, I resolved (again) to lose more of my shyness about such issues.

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Lost In My Mind | The Head and The Heart

Dec 31, 2018 3:17:30 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment: Editor’s comment: This Christmas, I reviewed over 100 songs my daughter Caitlin has given me over time (she started creating Daddy Mixes when she was 14) and picked my 18 favorite to give back to her as a “Best of Caitlin Mix”. This was one of my favorites since I am so often “lost in my mind”.

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I'm Only Sleeping | The Beatles

Nov 29, 2018 2:08:00 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment:My son and I finally saw the Cirque du Soleil  performance of “LOVE” last month.  Since then, I’ve spent some time going through my collection of Beatles music remembering how incredibly diverse their music is; their themes, their instruments and their orchestration and production values were all ahead of their time.  This song, from the Revolver album was and is a great reminder about the pace we choose for our lives. 

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Puff, the Magic Dragon | Leonard Lipton and Peter Yarrow

Oct 26, 2018 9:36:47 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment: This popped up (as so many of my monthly favorites do) on my ITunes while running and it took me way back.  I recalled the rumor that this was a song about marijuana so I hit repeat a few times and realized (again) that it is no more than a memorable fable about growing up or perhaps enjoying youth. 

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Anthem | Leonard Cohen (covered by Josh Lava)

Sep 29, 2018 10:40:43 AM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment: My friend, Marty Grothe, reminded me of this wonderful song.  Really it’s a poem.  Then my son, Kevin, sent me all the verses.  Then while looking it up on youtube, I found this cover version by Josh Lava, who I had never heard of before.  Great delivery of a brilliant poem, every word of which has been meaningful to me since the first time I heard it.

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Live and Die | The Avett Brothers

Aug 29, 2018 12:26:26 PM / by Tim McCarthy posted in Amazing Music

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Editor’s Comment:  My favorite poet musicians strike again.  In this lively tune, they sing of living like a Pharaoh and singing like a sparrow and most of all remind me that we are all the same.

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