I have been a fan of Dan Fogelberg's music for many years. No, I won't tell you how long because then you'll realize how darn old I really am and my kids already tell me that I'm old at least once a day.
While we usually stick just to books here, I figured since there are books of Fogelberg's songs I could squeak by with promoting this Dan Fogelberg Retrospective CD.
When asked to participate in this virtual CD tour, I was asked what my favorite Dan Fogelberg song is. I immediately responded Same Auld Lang Syne. My introduction to that song is a bit silly, but it reminds me of a time when as a child I was so in awe of my older sisters.
I am the youngest of three girls, and I grew up very shy and bashful. Hard to imagine for those who know me well, but it's true. My middle sister, Teresa, was always introduced as the beautiful one. All I had was brains and I wasn't too thrilled about that. Teresa was very popular in school, while I struggled along to make a friend or two.
I spent a lot of time in Teresa's presence, hoping maybe some of that popularity might rub off. One day, she and her best friend Barbara were upstairs singing for--if I remember right--some type of talent contest. The song they were singing was Same Auld Lang Syne. She'll probably kill me if she ever reads this, but I'm pretty sure they were using hairbrushes for microphones.
The song became an immediate favorite for me and I can't help but sing it every time I hear it. And each time it floats through the airwaves into my home or car, I think of my sister singing away in her blue-carpeted bedroom and how a little girl wished to be just like her.
When Dan Fogelberg passed away after losing his battle with cancer in December 2007, he left behind a musical legacy that will always remain part of my life. And I am sure it is that way for many people who have heard Same Auld Lang Syne, Leader of the Band, Run for the Roses, and the many other Fogelberg songs that we love.
Throughout the month Promo 101 Virtual Tours is presenting various information about the Dan Fogelberg Retrospective CD which was created from an interview that Fred Migliore of FM Odyssey did with Dan Fogelberg. For more information about this CD and to order your copy, visit http://fmodyssey.com/Store.html. This CD is a great gift for yourself and friends or loved ones who enjoy Dan Fogelberg's music.