So, I have this...what I might call a fascination, but others might call an obsession...with Barry Gibb. Yes, Barry Gibb of the BeeGees fame. I've grown up with his music, so it's just one of those things. (I also appreciate the song stylings of Barry Manilow, but that's another blog post.)
My mom always played piano, so I know I got a love of music from her, but it also came from my dad. He was a stereo guy, as I've mentioned before. When I listen to How Deep is Your Love or Too Much Heaven, I am instantly transported back to my childhood. My dad's stereo room on a cold, Colorado winter's day. He's sitting on the couch, looking out on Pikes Peak, and the BeeGees are warming our ears. To be honest, this music takes me back even further to the very fringes of my memory when we lived in Kansas.
Just the other day, I had a dream about meeting Barry Gibb. He was younger and rode a Harley. (Hey, it was a dream, right?) Although he was busy--involved in a photo shoot--he was gracious enough to allow me to snap a picture with him on my cell phone. In that same dream, I got to meet Weird Al...but again, that's another blog post.
I would love to meet Barry someday. I'm following his Mythology tour on Facebook, and it's pretty neat! I mourned the deaths of Maurice and Robin, for I loved all the BeeGees. I'm also passing the torch to my little ones. They are hooked on the film version (and the Beatles' recordings) of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and they know the BeeGees by name.
Below, I've included a few of my favorite BeeGees' tunes. What are yours?
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