So, this morning on the way into work, I saw a personalized license plate on a car (and we all know what I think of folks with personalized plates), that said “SORARE 2”. I read that as “So Rare 2”. Which begs the question, if you are “So Rare” how can there be two of you? Wouldn’t that be “Kinda Rare” or “Just A Bit Rare”? I wonder how many more “So Rare” folks are hiding in plain sight.
But in reality, all I wanted to do was post a video, and I needed something to open with, so I thank the “So Rare” movement.
The video I’d like to post may just be a bit rare to some. It’s from 1970, which was like a lifetime ago. The singer is one of my favorite female artists, Melanie. The song is “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)”.
The song came about after Melanie was one of only three solo female artists to play the Woodstock festival. Although she was basically an unknown at the time, the crowd so enjoyed her music they lit up candles, lighters, matches, or whatever they could to show their appreciation, and that inspired this song. I especially love the opening of the song. It has, to me a least, a very Celtic feel. Plus Melanie’s voice is so cool.
So here it is;
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