Wednesday, May 16, 2007


The first time I can remember listening to Barry Manilow was back in 1975 on my little white transistor radio with silver knobs and an extra long antenna. Although my name wasn't "Mandy" ... I just knew that "He Wrote The Songs" for me personally! No matter what point I was in my life, this man could reach deep down into my chest and completely touch my heart. I have often wanted to see the "Copacabana" and truly longed for a "Weekend in New England". When other kids were screaming to AC/DC, I made sure the windows in my car were rolled up tight so that I could blast my casette as he sang through my dashboard the words "This One's For You". Yep, he had it bad for me too. "Even Now" I wonder "Could It Be Magic" as I begin packing for my trip to Las Vegas. That's right, this fanilow has waited long enough! Thursday evening, Gary and I fly to Vegas to see Barry perform at the Hilton! So when I think "I Can't Smile Without You", I just pinch myself and sing "It's a Miracle ... a true blue spectacle!" I'll be back on Saturday evening to check all of your fabulous comments, but until then ... Barry, "It Looks Like We Made It!"

2 comments:

melmck said...

hooray for your trip! hope it's a good one.

Michelle said...

You are hilarious. Until now, I've never known anyone who loves Barry like me. I had a poster of him in my room in college. I listened to his tape so much that it warped. I'm so jealous!!! I hope he sings "Doctor my woman. . ." and "All the Time - all the wasted time." Sigh. I wish I could be there, but have so much fun!!
Michelle