Five on Friday Set 87

Posted: Friday, September 23, 2011 by Travis Cody in

I've been thinking a lot this week about friendship and relationships.  So this week's Set is in honor of two of my friends.  I met them both at about the same time, which means I've know them both for about 5 1/2 years.

I met Julie online during Season 5 of American Idol, and we are both members in excellent standing of Taylor Hicks' Soul Patrol.  I learned early in our friendship that we are both fans of today's featured artist.  She's been having a little bit of a tough week, so she's been in my thoughts.

I met my pal J through a buddy at work.  J actually introduced me to my first bit of community support in the Puget Sound area, volunteering at an LGBTQ event during the holidays in 2006.  Today's featured artist is his very favorite of all time.  He's had about as bad a week as you can have, but the man he is just won't be put down.

So for Julie and for J, Set 87 is all yours.

W.O.L.D, written by Harry Chapin, released 1974

The Cat's in the Cradle, written by Harry and Sandra Chapin, released 1974

Sunday Morning Sunshine, written by Harry Chapin, released 1972

Taxi, written by Harry Chapin, released 1972

The last song is called Sequel, which continues the story begun in the song Taxi.  Mr Chapin wrote and released it in 1980.  He died the following year in a car accident.  The embedding feature was disabled for the video I really liked of this song.  Click here to view and listen.

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  1. Thanks for the tunes, and I hope your friends see better times.

  1. HC was a great balladeer. I'm hoping it cheers your friends up.

  1. I actually saw Harry Chapin back in the 70s. always liked his music.

  1. Jamie says:

    Sorry your friends are having a rough go at present and hope things eventually come out well. Love Harry Chapin and can't believe that I never heard sequel before. He was a phenomenal performer and a true humanitarian. We could use his like right now.

  1. You are a wonderful friend to your friends, Travis. And a GREAT set this week. Can't pick a favorite.

  1. Julie says:

    **hugs** You're the best, dear friend. Thanks for the well wishes from your friends here. Give my thoughts to "J" as he tackles what he's up against. From one Harry lover to another we stick together!

  1. What a great set,I just love W.O.L.D.
    the other tunes have a great spot in my heart as well.I can so relate to taking tips and getting stones.I was a Cabbie in West Sacramento just before I moved back home to Cleveland.

  1. I sorry that I did not add that I will keep your friends in my prayers,because it sounds like they need them.

  1. Linda says:

    Oh but I do love me some Harry Chapin even if he generally does manage to make me cry!

    I'm a day late playing this week so I did Six on Saturday instead and took a step back into my past a little bit!

  1. Akelamalu says:

    I'm sure your friend will appreciate the dedications Trav and I hope things look up for them both soon.