Friday, November 4, 2011

See The USA in a Chevrolet and Song of the Week

Unless you grew up in my house. We didn't see the USA nor did we have a Chevrolet. We did see California in a Ford, but there are not songs about that! However, my  big sister did have a Chevy Camero in her teens.

Me, sisters, Puddles (our dog), 59 Ford Fairlane
Chevrolet turned 100! Can you imagine? What an impact Chevy had just in music - Elton John, Dinah Shore (yes an ad for Chevy), and maybe the most famous, in my opinion, was Don McLean's American Pie. I know so many people that actually tried to analyze that song (including myself) and I can't hear it without getting a bit choked up. Why, I don't know. Maybe because my mom loves that song or because it reminds me of a time when life was less stressful.

So, may you have happy or sad memories, or be inspired to analyze the song, I hope most of all you enjoy it! It was, and still is so very cool. My song of the week is American Pie by Don McLean.


  1. I can't believe how many times this song has been re-done over the years! The original is, of course, the best of all! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Hi Kat - I agree that the original is the best version.

  3. Hi Yvette - Thank you! Funny little after thought - Puddles got her name from my dad after we picked her up to bring her home and she "tinkled" several times in the Fairlane!