Endless Loop: Those Were the Days

maryhopkinHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Those Were the Days” by Mary Hopkin

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, and I’m sure we’re all very busy, so let’s just get to the point.

First off, let it be known that I love my family very much.  And I love my wife’s family too.  That being said, last year, Thanksgiving at my house consisted of me, my wife, my two sons, and my brother.  No other family members were there.  It was glorious.  Again, let me reemphasize that I love my whole family with all of my heart, but last Thanksgiving was probably the most stress-free Thanksgiving I’ve ever had.  All Thanksgivings should be that way.

Secondly, our song to listen to endlessly today is the Paul McCartney produced 1968 English language reinterpretation of the old Russian folk song “Those Were the Days,” sung by Welsh folk singer Mary Hopkin.  The song has always felt almost overtly nostalgic to me despite my having no real personal connection to it.  Maybe my dad had it on a mixtape or something.  I don’t know.  But I love it nonetheless.  All songs should be that way.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.  And to all my non-Americans friends out there, have a great week.


Thomas H Williams

Thomas H Williams

From a bunker somewhere in Central Texas, Thomas H. Williams spends most of his time with his wife, his two sons, and his increasingly neurotic dog. He listens to a lot of music, drinks a lot of excellent beers, and gets out from time to time. For even more shenanigans, visit heavenisanincubator.blogspot.com.

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