It’s that time of year here in Yellowstone Country when I get a song or two bouncing in my head.
I know, I know. You’re surprised that more than one can reside there in a given week, but it’s true. What’s really shocking is that neither are cowboy songs.
The first is the spring anthem for many people. When the opening to John Fogerty’s “Centerfield” comes on the radio, I am personally beating the drum and holding the phone and feeling born again because there’s green grass on the field. Even though spring training is in full force a few miles south of us in Arizona, I can feel baseball heading my way. It’s almost as exciting as opening night of Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue.
You can thank Walt Disney for the second song. While I would not normally cue up “The Bear Necessities” on my turntable – yes, I still have one of those contraptions – it does wriggle its way into my subconscious every year when I receive word that “the first bear of the season has been spotted.”
That’s right. On March 15 the National Park Service (NPS) sent out the word that Read More