Friday, January 23, 2009

My Old Neighbor Buddy Mondlock

Here is a song by Buddy Mondlock who was one of the older kids who lived down the street from my family when I was a kid. It is a hopeful song about Barack Obama and was written by Buddy's dad who was a friend of my parents too. Small world.

Many people may not know who Buddy is, but if you're part of the Nashville music scene, you do know him as a great song writer and performer. He has collaborated with Suzanne Vega and more recently Art Garfunkle among others. It's been fun to see his career develop and grow from a distance and with a memory of playing running bases with him and his sisters and brother in the open lot down the street from us.

Thanks for the songs, Buddy.

Here's one of his classics, The Kid.

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