Picture A Day - Day 12

Day 12: A picture of something you love.

I have to confess that I’m a big sap when it comes to the love songs of the 1980s and 90s. You know the ones: Cant Fight This Feeling Anymore by REO, I Just Fall In Love Again by Anne Murray, When He Shines by Sheena Easton. I love ‘em, I love ‘em, and they always bring me to tears and fill me with a delicious, temporary melancholia.

I never bought any of the albums these songs are on, or anything by these artists, but I loved the "soft rock" stations we used to get back then. When I was a performer singer-songwriter, this genre of music was called MOR: Middle-of-the-Road. I even wrote a lot of songs in this style. I swear these love ballads release infatuation endorphins into the brain.

As much as I love real Rock (I could listen to Zeppelin's Dazed and Confused all damned day), I equally love MOR.


  1. you know i'm an 80s kid. so, i know just what you mean. reo speedwagon, chicago, spandau ballet, foreignor and JOURNEY!!!! (OMG) - Open Arms is my "MOST FAVORITIST" <----lol! love ballad EVER!

    p.s. make sure to check out my post today. it's a dedication to you!!

  2. What a sweet and wonderful thing to wake up to! Thank you so much,your words and sentiments mean everything to me. And, hey,you generated a book sale!

  3. Roschelle sent me over and I'll be back to read more, but I just wanted to tell you that I live up the road from Ventura in the Santa Ynez Valley. I was in the music business in San Francisco in the late 60s and 70s and music from that era is still my favorite, although I've fallen in love with Adele's new album "21."

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  4. Jayne, I spent the years between 1959 and 1969 in the SY Valley! I missed graduating from SY High by one year (we moved to Camarillo the summer before my senior year). I lived in the Haight for a while in 1969-1970, pursuing music. Small world!

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    Thanks for coming by!

  5. I spent a lot of time in the Haight during that time period. I worked at Wally Heider Recording and remember the Jefferson Airplane house out there.

    Good times.

    The Valley is still beautiful.

  6. :) ....*happy dance* does my heart good to see the only two California girls I know chatting away!!!

  7. I lived on Waller St. (go figure!) and panhandled, playing my 12-string, in front of the fish and chips shop.

    How cool. Thanks Roschelle!

  8. Okay, I've installed Disqus. They're not very clear in their instructions, are they? lol.


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