I have great hope that you will all enjoy the remaining days of 2012 (which have slipped by so amazingly fast).  As well, I wish that you will have all of the promises of the upcoming year of 2013, which, like this year, will move on fast rails.  It’s a part of life.  Maybe the days really ARE that fast, and we spend far too much time paying attention to the hours that “mark” our ‘time-space’.  Instead, perhaps we should pay less attention to the actual time and just view our existence as one large span of life.  It’s a good pledge for the upcoming year.

In the meantime, I’m thankful for the readers of TAP, who take time out of their ‘time-space’ (see, I’m working toward that suggested concept already), and read a bit of my awful ramblings, take part in a robust community of fans, and to learn a little about meaningful new releases.  Every once in a while, I mean to give you a lead-in to an exciting new band.

I also would love to thank you for the opportunities to learn new behaviors in my life.  For example, I have decided to revisit those bands that I’ve paid little attention to (or none at all) back in my younger years.  God knows that there were a wealth of music, much of which was impossible for me to have heard everything, much less collect album releases (and other collectibles).  For decades, it was was need to keep fresh that made me concentrate heavily on new bands.  Eventually, I found, that while some of them are extraordinary, there are more bands from the past with far more satisfaction than many newer bands could award me with.

As such, I have begun to heavily split my time toward finding and reuniting with earlier bands and artists.  Re-collecting LPs have become a new passion of mine; my goal to regain as much of my old collection as I possibly can.

I’m thankful that you have bestowed a trust on me to make me a part of your routine.

I’m thankful that you enjoy meaningful lives away from TAP with families, jobs, and music (and books, and film too)!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving.  I will be back after the holiday!

Oh yeah, that Dan Fogelberg Netherlands cover shot?  It’s what I’m listening to quite heavily at the moment. i’ve always been a fan and find this album to be his pinnacle of perfection.  If you’re so inclined, and you are a Fogelberg fan, which of his albums is the best of his career?

Night, all!

By MARowe

13 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving To TAP Readers Everywhere!!!”
  1. I agree that Netherlands is probably his best album. Captured Angel is excellent as well, as is (to my ears anyway) Twin Sons of Different Mothers, the first album he did with Tim Wiseberg. Those who only have Greatest Hits or any of the numerous compilations are truly missing out. 70’s “soft rock” at its’ best.

  2. I’m not really familiar with his ’70s albums, but I think “Windows And Walls” is fantastic!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you too Matt, and thank you from this side of the keyboard for providing a great place to discuss, learn and share our love for music.

  4. If you’re listening to Nether Lands on cd, it is a remix and sounds awful. The bass on Promises Made is totally missing. Buy yourself a copy of the vinyl LP and enjoy. You won’t be sorry. Maybe someone will get around to doing some Fogelberg reissue vinyl instead of the same old stuff getting reissued all the time.

  5. Matt Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and Thank You for providing lovers of music such a wonderful site to keep us informed of everything music related from the past as well as current!
    You are a GODSEND MATT!

    1. Thank you, James. I enjoy doing it. Once my move is completed and I’m situated back into my realm of “normal”, I expect things to be more fun.
      It is a shame though that labels have continued to release music slowly.

  6. “Home Free” set the ground work for his BEST which is “Souvenir” And “Captured Angel” found Dan at a beautiful moment in his life where he struck the “Last Nail”. “Nether Lands” had Dan “High on HIS mountain, where there were nothing but clouds down below”” He remained a true poet and gave us something to learn to live from through the rest of his remaining albums. But “Souvenir” is his best…at least I speak for myself.

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