my best friend’s music

Flipping through YouTube videos, I stumbled upon several folks who had never heard of Bob Seger listening to his music. I loved watching them react while listening to his songs.

I don’t know how anyone could possibly not know about bob Seger and his tremendous library of music, but then I have never listened to a Justin Bieber song either (AND I NEVER WILL!).

But the reactions to the songs were priceless, surprising, and humorous.  I guess growing up in the Detroit area and hearing the music of Seger all my life, well from my teens, I all ready knew of his music’s magic.  And magic is the best word to use.  His story telling in ballads or flat out rock is priceless.

Night Moves, Main Street, Old Time Rock & Roll, Like a Rock, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, Rock n Roll Never Forgets, We’ve Got Tonight, Still the Same, and Against the Wind are all classics and should be on everyone’s playlist.  But there are other tremendous songs that don’t get much radio play as they were album cuts that were hidden treasures.  Songs like American Storm, Brave Strangers, Sunspot Baby, The Fire Inside, Roll Me Away, Fire Lake, Shame on the Moon, and need I go on.

But for me, nothing beats the Live Bullet album with great songs like Nutbush City, Turn the Page, Katmandu, Heavy Music, Get Outta Denver, and my all time favorite:  Travlin’ Man/Beautiful Loser.  Every time I listen to that live version of those two songs magically smashed together, it makes my heart beat a little faster and I can’t sit down.  If I’m driving in my car, I can’t turn it up loud enough and can only hope I don’t pass a cop car with his radar on!!

“Sometimes at night, I see their faces, I feel the traces they’ve left on my soul, and those are the memories that make me a wealthy soul”

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kirkspencer0444@gmail.com

I've been married for 40 years with 3 children and 7 grandchildren. I spent my 45 year career in the grocery retailing industry, from bagging groceries to president of a customer dedicated national food brokerage company. I enjoy golfing, cooking, writing, all kinds of music, and more importantly watching my grandchildren thrive, especially in education and sports.

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