Friday, May 21, 2010

** You've Got a Friend **

I heard a while back that Carole King and James Taylor are touring together, and I thought What a scathingly brilliant idea is that?! She's a fabulous song writer and singer, and he's a pretty good singer and had some hits with songs which Carole wrote!☺  (St. Louis is one of the cities on their tour and I really hope to get tickets!)

Whenever there's a conversation with or about Carole King, her album "Tapestry" is always discussed. It came out the year I graduated from high school.....1971. (yeah, I'm that old!) I bought that album, (one of a few I actually purchased, because I usually just bought 45's). I think all my girl friends and millions of others, bought that album that summer. We played it over and over and over. It was the soundtrack of our lives.

And so, in honor of Carole King, her album "Tapestry", the summer of 1971, AND... my high school graduation, I share this picture with you. (Hey...notice my goofy face! It's the same look in my Profile Picture...only 39 years ago...and different glasses!! Guess I haven't really changed that much, huh?!)

"....ain't it good to know, you've got a friend." -- Carole King

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  1. I LOVED that album! I also had James Taylor's Mudslide Slim and the Blue Horizon.

    I'm sure my family got very tired of hearing me play both of those.

    They play in St. Louis on July 10. And the cheapest ticket is $99...geesh.

  2. I love the picture! I won't tell you how old I was when it was taken. :)

  3. You are too cute!

    Hey I graduated in 1971 also. And I have the orginal Tapestry Vinyl album! sandie

  4. My best friend and I used to listen to that album and sing along with it at her house - she had the album, I could never afford stuff. Nice picture too!

  5. Girl I still adore James Taylor. And you were groovy there! Groovy now too. Ha ha the year you graduated, I had a 9 yr old, 7 yr old 4 yr old and a 1 year old baby and was working, doing brownie momma stuff and trying to go back to school. Guess I thought I had to cram an entire lifetime of living into my life before age 30! You get those tickets because it will be a blast from the past and you'll love it!

  6. I love that album--should I share that was the year I was born;? My parents had it and I used to stand in my living room and pretend I was giving a concert with my baton as a microphone. :) It is genius that these two are going on tour together. Thanks for sharing (your pic, too!)


  7. That's a great photo!
    And I like your music taste my bloggie friend :)

  8. Ah, Carole King and Sweet Baby James. Loved Tapestry. Used to listen to those two along with Santana and Cat Stevens. Also loved Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Four Way Street, live album). Boy...have you ever sent me back!!

  9. Ha ha! Love the picture! But I have you beat in the "old" department. I graduated in 1970!


  10. Loved that music. Isn't it grand you graduated. Have a good day.

  11. I heard about that tour too. Sounds like a great one. Love the old photo. :D

  12. My best friend in college had that album and I loved it! So you made me feel young:) I graduated in '73!

  13. You look great! All that long blond hair. I hope that you get to go to the concert, it sounds like a good one.

    I feel the earth, move, under my feet, I feel the sky come tumbling down ...

    and, maybe you will hear ... I've seen fire and I've seen rain, but I always thought that I'd see you again ...

  14. Hey everyone! I've been away from my computer all weekend, which is my own personal World Record for staying off my computer and blog! It wasn't really intentional....just happened. Thanks for ALL the great comments! I absolutely loved reading how y'all also loved the Tapestry album and/or James Taylor. What a trip down memory lane, as they say!
    Please go to next comment, as I will respond to everyone!

  15. Hey Miss June Freaking Cleaver! Yea, I about wore the grooves off that album! My little nieces visited that summer and they could sing just about all the songs, too!
    I hear ya on the price of those tickets! I was hoping maybe to win some on a radio station! What'ya think my odds are?? Actually, I've had good luck before with those...another blog post...too long for here! Thanks for commenting!

  16. Thanks, Donna!

    Hey Janel, thanks. But,hey..did you have to make me feel OLD?! :)

    Thanks Chatty! Yes, I have the old vinyl ablum still, plus the cassette tape! :)

    Hi Lynn! Thanks! Yea, I usually only bought 45's! They were cheaper. I must've used some of my graduation money!

    Wow, Mollye!! You really were cramming a lot into your life then, weren't you? Super Mom! I'm thinking more and more that, "Gosh darn it, I DO deserve to go to that concert!" You're right...what a blast!!

    Go To Next Comment Please....!

  17. Hi Margo! GEE...Double Thanks for making me feel REALLY old!! :D
    (oh well...some day your turn will come!) That's cute about you as the baton!

    Hi Estrella! Thank you so much! How sweet of you..on both the picture comment and music. I always love to hear when people like my play lists!

    Hey Lisa! Wow! Talk about sending me back! I loved all those guys, too and have an album, cassette, or CD of them!

    Hi K9Pat! THANK YOU, DAHHHLING! I would've never guessed you to be older than I am! I think you look YOUNG!

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  18. Hi Tammy! Awww, thanks! :)

    Hi Rose! Thank you very much! And thanks for putting it in a new perspective. I never thought about it that way. Hope you have a wonderful week.

    Hi Daisy! Thanks! Aren't old pictures fun?!

    Hi Terri! Glad I could make you feel young! Seriously! Hey, all of us women just keep getting better anyway, right?! :)

    Thanks, Kathy! You are so funny! I loved it that you wrote some of the lyrics for me (us)!
    Oh, by the hair was not at all blonde!! It was light brown, and I guess in this picture it looks kind of blonde!

    Thanks again, all my wonderful friends! I really, really enjoyed this particular post and comments!!


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