Monday, July 05, 2021

#BestSongIHeardToday • Volume VI

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The #BestSongIHeardToday series is often centered around hearing great songs while exercising. These posts will tend to drift into health related topics but will always come back to the music that brought you here. This particular series is probably more about a self journal to help me stay on the path of healthy living that includes, listening to old and new tunes. If you're looking for a great mix playlist of 25-30 songs, just click on one of my Volumes above.

, a Beatles song will come on during my run because I know I checked every demo, song and/or album in Amazon Music regarding 'The Beatles.' Let's say, Baby You're A Rich Man comes on. Do I skip a Beatles song just because it's probably going to be the #BestSongIHeardToday? I have to give some other artists a fighting chance to make my playlist. 

On the trail, I've had so many people tell me, "Love your hat!" 

I have started to think of my Beatles hat as sort of a 'friendly ambassador.'

People out for a walk with their dog or young children have that built-in ambassador of friendship right next to them as folks who wouldn't normally give them the time of day, will stop someone dead in their tracks to talk to their dog or toddler.

Now ever since my wife Mary Kit sewed on The Beatles logo to my running hat a couple of years ago, I've noticed a change in how people see me on the trail. Before, they may be thinking, "Whose this old fart coming my way?" Now I get more smiles and "Howdys" when I have my Beatles hat on. 

So my Beatles hat can put a smile on somebody's face, and it puts a smile on my face to think those four guys brought so much joy to people around the world, and in fact have made the world a better place.

I strive to be the good ambassador under the hat, even as an unleashed dog is lunging for my crotch, or mountain biker suddenly passes me from behind at break-neck speed on the four foot wide trail, going for his world record. Hey, we Beatles fans got to represent.

How does it feel to be
One of the beautiful people
Tuned to a natural E
Happy to be that way
Now that you've found another key
What are you going to play

Baby you're a rich man
Baby you're a rich man
Baby you're a rich man, too


  1. Best song heard this week..........

  2. Great opening number! And the work in progress I’m Only Sleeping is worthy of a cover as is. Those who never heard this version would be very impressed with the cool take on the song. Lots of good stuff on here. Thanks Doug.


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