You know, you can find pretty much anything online these days. Tonight on youtube.com, I was looking up old songs that I used to listen to in high school. For my high school sweetheart and I, "Angel Eyes" by Jeff Healey Band was "our song." It's sort of a one-hit wonder I suppose. But then, that just might be the best sort of love song. haha.
On youtube, you can post comments after videos and there I read that Jeff Healey had passed away. More investigation revealed that he died early in March of this year. Perhaps he was really only a one-hit wonder to high schoolers and their music. B/c his list of accomplishments is longer than I previously knew. He was an impressive muscian, despite being blind.
So, I suppose this is my tribute to him. Thanks for performing such a song for a love sick teenager in Ohio. haha. Thanks for the memories. Back then, pretty much all my memories are connected with a song.
I believe it was Homecoming Dance at Avon Highschool, during my Junior year, when my boyfriend took a cassette tape of this song to the DJ and asked him to play it with a dedication to me. (Shall I post of pix of us that night? haha Maybe I'll dig one out and scan it in. Maybe!)
Here is another memory connected to this song:
One day, I was in a drug store with my mom and sister Cara. We were picking out hair dye...choosing a new color. And all of the sudden, I started BAWLING. My mom was frustrated with me and said "Hey, if you don't like the color, then don't color your hair!" (Or something to that effect.) Well, I had started crying b/c this song had just started playing in the store. It had been a couple of years since my boyfriend and I broke up, but it was painful to hear "our song" again. Just the first few notes started the tears...probably even before my mind comprehended what the song even was. I said I was love sick didn't I!
Of course I can chuckle over it now. Don't you just love music! It certainly does stir up emotions...of all kinds!