Go ahead and think of a song about home. You probably thought of at least 3 or 4 right off the top of your head. While love is the most popular subject of singers and songwriters across the globe, the romantic idea of home is a close second.
By the title, you might imagine that I am about to tell you about the hard laboring, weathered hands of the man I call Daddy. You’re right. My father earned a living with his hands but not as a carpenter or builder, as you may think. He was, and still is to this day, a professional musician, singer and songwriter. He provided for our family by touring the east coast playing everywhere from fancy venues to seedy nightclubs. Music is his life and, in turn, the core of our family.
No doubt we all believe home rocks, though the term is probably subject to individual interpretation. Most of us feel home rocks due to it being the place where we spend the most time with those we love, or perhaps it’s due to the sense of peace one may find in a world that’s constantly moving far too fast just beyond our front door. All, and more, are very true. But for me, the term may be a little more literal.
We were driving back to our home in New Jersey last night, visiting with family in Long Island to celebrate our niece’s Christmas Day birthday, when my mind drifted back to my childhood. My memory took me back to my dad’s light blue Oldsmobile Omega (that ultimately became my first car) or my mom’s Chevrolet station wagon where I was stuck in the back seat with my two sisters on the way home from our holiday trips.
Seeing how finding iconic Thanksgiving songs isn’t all that easy, we put together a “Songs for Thanksgiving” Spotify music playlist for you to use this year. We’ve got a few of the holidays’ biggest hits like “Thanksgiving Song” by Adam Sandler, plenty of songs with food titles and other songs that allude to the joy we get from being home and connecting with family and loved ones.
I know nothing about Stephen Kellogg and the Sixer but I came across the lyrics to their song My Favorite Place during one of my recent trips down the rabbit hole of the Internet. You know when you click on a link and then get distracted and find yourself on a site and you don’t know how you got there? That’s what happened to me when I came across this video of Stephen Kellogg on YouTube talking about My Favorite Place.