I was sorry to hear of the death of Glenn Frey today.
The music of the Eagles has always been close to my heart.
When I was a teenager I once dated a tall, dark, handsome lad for some months. He had dark hair, blue eyes and I was really smitten. One weekend we borrowed a car and drove for a couple of hours on the motorway heading for a 'weekend away'.
Whenever I hear the Eagles I am instantly taken back in my mind to that journey...it was such a lovely time.
Although I was a teenager I remember feeling very grown up...I was in a car, going away for a weekend with my sexy boyfriend, it was summer, the sun was shining, I was slim and young and I remember that I was wearing a pale blue and white cheesecloth shirt and jeans.....when we stopped at a service station, although I seem to think it was more of a garage, to my surprise, he gave me a gift he had just bought me 'for the journey'. It was an 8 track cassette. The Eagles. Which I played and played and played and played. On that journey I remember singing and smiling and feeling sexy and happy.
A few months later he went away to University, and although I visited him there in the early days, and he came home now and again, the relationship just came to a natural end....I had stayed in our home town and was mixing with other lads and he didn't really stay in my mind once he was out of sight.......
I never saw them live although I did see Joe Walsh....he had a bit more about him I thought..he seemed a bit naughtier.
Middle of the road music? boring easy listening music? Maybe ...but if I hear their music I am transported back in time to a really happy little memory.