Jim Adams is our host, and this week the theme chosen is one I put forward to find songs about Pets, Names, or Memories .
I’ve mentioned in previous posts how Maggie got her name (a people magnet) and many times Rod Stewart’s Maggie May was given credit for it.
Way back in 1971, this was Lobo’s debut single and the one I was thinking of when I suggested today’s theme. The lyrics are in the video.
“Me and You and a Dog Named Boo” was written by Lobo under his real name Kent LaVoie, it appears on the Introducing Lobo album.
However, here’s a bonus for you today as Jim has extended the theme to include memories. How could I not have this! Elaine Page at her very best and IMO she has never bettered this. This clip is awesome.
There is a personal story behind this as it is a piece I can play, but I used a beer towel mat at a pub bar to work out the notes in my head as I couldn’t get to a piano. It must have looked very strange with my eyes shut in front of a glass of orange juice with my hands ‘playing’ on a piece of fabric.
When I eventually got to a keyboard, I sat down and played it without error. The only thing I never got note perfect was the big key change finish.
Thanks Jim for choosing my theme this week.