Got my first up-close view of the Colorado mountains in the early '80s, and it's been a favorite travel destination ever since. I even got a chance to live there for a couple years when I took a job as the editor-in-chief of The New Brewer, a trade magazine for the American craft brewing industry. (Yeah, sometime you just get lucky...) My time there in the foothills inspired me to write a song called "Groovy Town" and you can take the ride with me here. Just hiit "play" above.
"Well it’s 8:15, she’s on the 119, waitin’ on the bus from the RTD..."
Get the full lyrics at beanhoy.bandcamp.com/track/groovy-town
AUTHOR'S NOTE: "Groovy Town" is one of 12 songs on the Bean Hoy album, It's a Big Dumb World: A 25th Anniversary Collection, released on Momentous Records in March 2019. Now it's also part of my I Remember Travel Tunes collection. Stream the album at beanhoy.bandcamp.com. You can download tracks there too, if you're still into that kind of thing. –Starling
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in a small Wisconsin blue-collar town, Mike Starling ditched the assembly line for a long, sometimes circuitous career working with words, sound and images. His original music is heard on numerous recordings and soundtracks, and his stories and photos have been featured in books, films, mags and other media. Among his other interesting career moves, he has edited a beer magazine, played bass in a reggae band and sold potato chips door-to-door. Inspired by the life-altering events of 2020, he launched a year-long web-based project called I Remember Travel in January 2021.
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I REMEMBER TRAVEL
Journeys in sight and sound by Mike Starling
All text, images and music in the I Remember Travel weblog ©Mike Starling unless otherwise noted. Music published by Bean Hoy Music (BMI). All rights reserved.