Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Taking a stroll down memory lane...........

I'm not ashamed to say I love 80's music. I was such a fanatic musician back then, if my boys could have met me back then, they'd be wowed! I was in two bands as a teenager, I was 17 and I rocked. I'll never forget the one and only time I got my parents to show up at the bar where I was performing, that night a fight broke out and a woman pulled out a knife(I was up on stage singing my heart out!) After the cops removed the women who were fighting, I didn't even realize anything had happened! I come down off the stage to go to Momma and Daddy, OMGosh, the look on their faces: Donna Mae, you need to come home right now, it's not safe, you will get killed! I had to fight to stay the night. My friend Morgan the drummer promised that he'd see me home safe. That was my first band. Momma hated it!
I wished I had followed my dreams instead of letting my parents plant fear in me. I try so hard not to be condemning or hold my kids back. I just wished they could have seen their Momma back then.
My first concert was Kiss, you should have seen the horror in my parents faces when I was really following rock. Devil music! (Wrong Momma!) I wanted to go to New York so bad, I could taste it. Momma encouraged me to give it some time at home, get a job to save some money, yada yada, then I met Johnny. I was 19 and that was it, I was sunk, in love, dream vanished. I don't regret it, but I often wonder what or how my life would be if I continued to sing. I was in 3rd grade when I first sang in front of my school auditorium. My principal took me around to all the classrooms to sing. I still sing, but not often, I think it's time to start back. It's been missing me.
Jacob laughed when he heard me playing some of my music, so that's how tonights post came to life. I'm hoping everyone enjoys the few songs I've picked out. I used to be able to belt out Sweet Dreams with no problem. I love that song!
Night Friends!


Vonna said...

I'm a closet otta hear me sing Sweet Dreams :)

Cindy F. said...

Oh girl! I got lost in your memories there!! It's never too late...maybe it'll be in a different setting...but if you want it, it's never too late to make that dream a reality again:) And when your precious ds graduates and you're starting to feel like an empty nester...don't crash and burn girl! I did wasn't fun! Then you pick up where you left off. You didn't just took a nice break:)
Our parents tried to protect us...we learned what didn't work for us and tried to do it differently with our kids. Our kids will also do it differently! Thanks for sharing! I really enjoyed this post!! (((HUGS)))

Shelleen said...

I think we all fall in love and don't do what we wish we did. I played clarinet for 8 years and was first seat for a few years, was in all county and all state band. I had a boyfriend so i didn't go to college but how I wish I had gone onto school with my clarinet and played in an orchestra. the boyfriend didn't last.

Kim B said...

That's amazing! I can't carry a tune in a bucket!

CindyMae said...

Oh you don't want to hear me sing, that is for sure!! Sorry I am so behind on reading your blog but I am catching up!!!

Anonymous said...

ahhhhh...memories! I myself was in a band in the late 60s! I was also a go-go dancer!!! heeheee!
Thanks for the memories there girl.... I'll bet you could turn a few heads still!
Happy stitching!

Carol R said...

I'm sure you still 'rock' Donna!

Michele said...

Loved your thoughts down memory lane! I'm a closet singer too .. cause no one wants to hear me! lol

Love the new blog look too!