Music Monday is Gentle on my Mind

This is a song that Glen Campbell popularized. Performed here with the late great banjo player, John Hartford who wrote the song, and Ricky Skaggs on mandolin, it’s a wonderful rendition of “Gentle on my Mind.”

Glen Campbell came to mind after yesterday’s Academy Awards because one of his songs was nominated. Now stricken with Alzheimers, he wrote the song “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” for his family before he lost all his memories. It was performed at the Oscars by Tim McGraw. Though it did not win, I thought it was a beautiful song with moving lyrics.

Hope you enjoy seeing Glen in better days, and have a great week,

~ eden

10 thoughts on “Music Monday is Gentle on my Mind

  1. One of my all-time favorites. No chorus, just a relentless lyric. Very good story – someone should write a novel based on this song (hint).

  2. That was a great performance and it is so sad to know so many families go through this with their loved ones. It would make a good book. I’ve written a short story-that could be a novel– on a song by Kenny Rogers, but don’t know if doing so would be a copyright infringement. What you do think, pretty Eden?

    1. Hi Dannie, Much like names, slogans and ideas, I don’t believe titles are protected by copyright (which is why so many books have the same titles). To qualify for copyright protection, a work needs to have “a significant amount of original expression.” So… if you were planning to title your book THE GAMBLER or LUCILLE, I think you would be fine.

      If you wanted to call it THE DA VINCI CODE, then it might be a problem 😉

      Hope this makes sense,
      eden
      xox

      1. I agree. What I was wondering about was writing a story based on a song. Using the plot to tell a story that expanse what the song is about, in my mind. What do you think?

        1. I think you can only know once you start writing it, Dannie. I get inspiration from songs also, not so much the lyrics, but sometimes just the way a song makes me feel or a memory it conjures from the past. I’ve written many stories based on songs, so I would encourage you to do it. Ultimately, your story may even veer off in a direction you never expected. Put your thoughts to paper and you’ll see where it takes you. That’s the best way to discover if you have a good story. xox
          eden

    1. It is sad, Billy Ray, such a talented singer, guitarist, and songwriter. Losing one’s mind must be so hard, but so much harder for those left behind who are ‘not going to be missed.’ Thanks for the comment, hon. xox
      eden

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