Monday, April 8, 2013

Old black water, keep on rollin', Mississippi moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me

     Last week was a busy week for us. In the midst of the busy, on Wednesday night I got to do something that was on my "bucket list"! I finally, after decades, got to see the Doobie Brothers right here in my own town. To make it even better, two good friends made the drive from our old hometown to go to the concert and then we had a sleepover at my house. My husband grew up with Doobies music too, so he went to the concert but he went to bed long before we did. We were up until almost 3:00 a.m. catching up on our kids, friends and life in general. Between the concert and the girls...I felt 17 again...until later the next day when I ended up going to bed at 9:00 p.m. If only our bodies could stay as young as our heads and hearts!
     Many of you that read my blog are about my age, so I know you are very familiar with the Doobie hits. The Doobies formed in 1970, so for me...all of my high school and college memories are set to the backdrop of their hit songs. Listen to the Music, Jesus is Just Alright, China Grove, Long Train Runnin', Black Water, Take Me In Your Arms and Takin' It To the Streets all bring back memories of high school dances and smoky college bars with small dance floors. When they struck the first chord of the first song, I was smiling from ear to ear and it didn't stop for the entire night.

     Original members Patrick Simmons and Tom Johnston (the voices of the Doobies) are still with the group, along with John McFee who has also been with the group since the 70's. It is so refreshing to see a group that can play their instruments, can truly sing and were literally "jamming" on stage. Keyboard, sax, violin...they do it all and every song was amazing. This was a rock concert at its best...they played their old hits and a few new songs from their last album. The crowd was on their feet and a good time was had by all. If you ever get the chance to see them...take it!

     For you "young ones" that read my blog and want to know more about this band, click the song links above or visit their website. We baby boomers really do know how to rock and roll!

Hopefully, this week I will have a
bit more time to visit your blogs!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What fun! I love the Doobie Brothers and am so happy you got to see them. Thanks for sharing this. I'll be humming, "Old black water, keep on rollin', Mississippi Moon gonna keep on shinin' on me" all day long. LOL



Blondie's Journal said...

Yay! I would have been standing on my chair singing at the top of my lungs! When you wrote the names of the songs, the words started going through my mind. I know you must have had a great time, especially with your old friends. So, what's next on the concert menu? Foreigner? Steeley Dan?!!


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Bet y'all had a great time! :)

NanaDiana said...

One of my all time favorite groups. I loved their music and they were "clean". We were really pretty innocent in a lot of ways back then, weren't we? xo Diana

Linda said...

Sounds like a great time!! Have a great day!!

Gypsy Heart said...

Great fun! So glad you were able to do this...and especially have the sleep over. :)