Dan Fogelberg was one of those rare people who just had the music inside him. He recorded so many hits in the seventies and eighties that it’s impossible to not hear him on any given day you might be listening to the radio. This was a guy who knew how to convey what was in his heart. His music crossed boundaries to reach a global audience.
Same Auld Lang Syne is one of his best known songs. The story of a man running into his first love one New Year’s Eve, Dan hit a nerve that still resonates with listeners all these years later. It’s a song that is both bittersweet and poignant without becoming maudlin in the process. It is one of his masterpieces; makes you wonder what he was feeling when he recorded this one.
A fitting way to ring in 2011, the late Dan Fogelberg reminds us all that our lives are what we make of them. Remember where you came from, cherish what you have, and don’t be afraid to look back fondly sometimes. It’s alright…