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Riverside Angel?
Or is it a canal?

Have you ever set off for a place …

Only to later discover you never arrived?

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Such was the case with Bobby Angel at this campfire podcast. He thought he was setting up camp at the Barron River only to find out, or start to develop a hunch, that he was actually along the banks of the modern-day canal. Not that it stopped the singer/songwriter from having a quality campfire. His 2-song set includes (1) One More Melaleuca for the Road and (2) David Moody Blues, plus campfire deep dive into the history and many mysteries of the road, the river, the old railroad grade and the canal.

Smash Hit
Homage to the one-hit wonder

Try as they might …

Some artists never break into the mainstream.

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Even less make a number one hit, or even crack the Top 10. Then there is the curious case of the one hit wonders. These are the bands that score with one iconic song but otherwise you never hear from again. Unfortunately, as Bobby Angel laments in his song Smash Hit, he’s likely to labor in obscurity. Or is that a blessing in disguise? Enjoying the process is the most important thing.

Tear Down
And why the dream lives on

What happens when your life’s work …

Is all but set to be torn down?

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There’s no question about it: It’s a heart breaker, both to think about and even worse to see first hand. Probably the anticipation is the worst part. To see all the glamorous mega-houses moving in on all sides all the while knowing its a glimpse into the future of the fate that awaits your house. Then there is the stark reality: the place you worked so hard to maintain over the decades is nothing but a shoebox compared to the new houses moving in.

And so all is lost. Or maybe not. At the end of the day (and one’s life), it’s the memories that mean the most. Or in other words, don’t fret about materialistic things. There’s a saying that you can’t take it with you. The comfort is the memories you left behind in other people’s hearts.

Bobby Angel channels Merle Haggard in this song.