Dan Fogelberg – Virtual CD TourBy
I was asked to host a virtual cd tour promoting Dan Fogelberg, well, I am a music lover – but that was a name that hasn’t been in my current music repertoire… I remember his name, but could I tell you a single song title? no…
I figured this was being sent to me for a reason, I was supposed to listen and find some lesson here or was it just to find another set of good songs to listen to on a warm spring morning.
Dan Fogelberg was interviewed by Fred Migliore and speaks about on a personal level kind of a behind the song… I loved that concept. Dan succumbed to prostate cancer in 2007 and yet another musician went to play next to Jesus, Mary & Joseph….a musician that so many know his name, but perhaps don’t know the history.
We look into the faces of the famous musicians that get us through difficult times with their music, but do we ever realize their tough times? What makes them tick? What’s behind the song?
One of the clips on the cd Dan speaks of the emotional involvement… “not knowing he would touch so many people so deeply...”
Musician’s touch us on a daily basis, I can’t recall the last time I ever listened to one of his songs, I had to do my research and was surprised to find he was from Peoria and was as well a session musician.
I asked Fred Magliore a few questions about his experience with Dan Fogelberg –
Susie – I have gone written about several musicians and have drawn them, I often wonder of their lives.. you had the chance of sitting with Dan and learning about his life.. and him personally..what would be one thing that you learned about him, that surprised you?
Fred – I think his gift of being open to receive, and paying attention to the things around him that many of us are to busy to notice. I don’t mean on the physical plane either but more on the matters of the heart and soul. Thus a lot of the songs he wrote were channeled through him “like Souvenirs” as he put it, “frozen moments in time” that amazed him.
Fred – I hear what your getting at and there have been many times over the course of the hundreds of interviews I’ve done, where there were questions I wish I would have asked. But not with Dan. There was this feeling of closure that both of us had, when we finished the interview and I think it’s very apparent upon listening to the interview.
I wouldn’t say I am star struck, but always thought it would be truly fascinating to sit down with someone famous and learn about them.. learn what touches them, what brings the song into their life, this is the opportunity for Fogelberg fans to have another glimpse, another memory and keep his music and the man alive.
There are about 45 minutes of “lost segments” from the CD which have never been & WILL likely never be released to the public!
As an added bonus – post a comment during this tour and you will be entered in a drawing to win a free copy of this one-of-a-kind CD with the remainder of the interview!!!
The most unique, insightful, special comment will be chosen to win a copy, in addition to the random drawing winners!
The tour started early on in April – check out the other blogs that were involved. You can purchase the CD from as well from – FM Odyssey
Thursday April 2 – Cheryl Malandrinos http://www.thebookconnectionccm.blogspot.com/ Review
Friday April 3 – Steven Bradley – http://stevenbradley.blogspot.com/ Review of CD, quips from interview, banners, possible interview questions (posting on 10 blogs)
Monday April 6 – Shelley Tucker http://thiseclecticlife.com/ Review of CD
Tuesday April 7 – Joyce Anthony http://joyceanthony.tripod.com Review of CD
Wednesday April 8- Dyan http://blog.voiceoftheangels.com/ Review of CD
Thursday, April 9– Joyce Anthony http://joyceanthony.tripod.com
Thursday, April 16th – it is me here at soul-to-soul.com & my husband over at Bucks Guitar Modifications.
17th- Robin Epstein is a lover of Dan Fogelberg’s music for a long time & will submit a review http://aroundtheisland.blogspot.com
22nd- Susan Wingate: http://www.susanwingate.com ; will review the CD
29th & 30th- Marvin at: Free Spirit blog at http://inspiritandtruths.blogspot.com/