CLOSE YOUR EYES. TAKE A DEEP BREATH. OPEN YOUR HEART.

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR

SHADY DEL KNIGHT, ADMINISTRATOR
High School Yearbook Photo

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight
HELLO STRANGER ... IT SEEMS LIKE A MIGHTY LONG TIME!

Friday, July 20, 2018

It's My 10 Year Blog Anniversary and, to Mark the Occasion, I'm Goin' Back!


Can you spare 5 minutes 

for 10 years?


Today marks the

10 year anniversary of

Shady Dell

Music & Memories!

To tell the truth, I never expected or intended
to keep blogging this long. According to my
original plan, 2010 was to be my last year of
presenting fresh content. From that point on,
SDM&M was meant to consist of nothing but
reruns. Little did I know that the best was yet
to come. The years since 2010 have been the
most exciting of all... a journey filled with
surprises, mysteries solved and unsolved,
drama, pathos, fun and great friendships.

To celebrate my 10 years as host of SDMM,
I now present another poor man's music video.
If you have the time, I encourage you to take
the full 4:15 ride and experience it in real time.
I found a magnificent song that best expresses
what I am feeling after ten years of blogging.
The words of the song will help you to
 understand why I started SDMM a
decade ago and the driving force
that has kept me going
all these years.

Click the video to start the song
playing, then perform a continuous
smooth scroll down the page.

Keep pace with the song by viewing the
pictures at a rate of approx. 2 seconds each.
Do not stop to examine an individual
picture or you will fall behind.

Behold ten years of memories, ten years of the
people, places and events that made Shady Dell
Music & Memories something special for me
and, I hope, for you as well. Listen now to
this evocative song composed by Gerry
Goffin and Carole King as the late,
great English singer and songwriter
Jackie Trent performs "Goin' Back."

"Goin' Back" - Jackie Trent

CLICK TO START SONG,

THEN SCROLL DOWN PAGE













I think I'm goin' back



To the things I learned so well




in my youth



COURTESY BLAKE STOUGH

I think I'm returning to



Those days when I was young enough




to know the truth



Now there are no games



To only pass the time




No more coloring books



No Christmas bells to chime




But thinking young



and growing older



is no sin



And I can play


the game



of life to win





DELL RATS WE HAVE LOST


HELEN ETTLINE

JOHN ETTLINE

I can recall a time

DALE GILL

TOM GRIM

When I wasn't ashamed

DENNY NEIMAN


to reach out

CHRIS STERNBERGH

KATHERINE & KATHLEEN RUVOLIS
TWIN SISTERS

to a friend

MARGARET SCHNEIDER
"THE OLDEST LIVING DELL RAT"




And now I think I've got





A lot more



than a skipping rope



to lend




SERIES & FEATURES


Now there's more to do





Than watch my sailboat glide





And every day can be




my magic carpet ride








And I can play hide and seek




with my fears




And live my days



instead of counting



my years

MARGARET SCHNEIDER 1912-2017






TOTO 1999-2013




MUSIC GROUP/ARTIST
TRIBUTES & INTERVIEWS

THE QUIN-TONES

THE DEL-CHORDS


THE MAGNIFICENT MEN

DAVE BUPP - THE MAGNIFICENT MEN

BUDDY KING - THE MAGNIFICENT MEN

THE EMPERORS - HARRISBURG, PA

THE SOUL CLINIC (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

CHI-CHI McCAULEY (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

THE PIXIES THREE (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)

HOLY GRAIL PICTURE & SERIES ON THE ACTION KIDS DANCERS

SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO JERI LYN STAPLETON (LEFT)

THE STING-RAYS SANG AT DELL OPEN HOUSE




Let everyone debate




the true reality



I'd rather see the world




the way it used to be




A little bit



of freedom's



all we lack




So catch me



if you can



I'm goin' back




So catch me


if you can



I'm goin'...




back.....



















As I always say, it starts with a great song,
and "Goin' Back" is a great song. In closing,
I offer you another gripping performance
of "Goin' Back," this one by Phil Collins.





Whether you have been following me for ten years
or ten days, I thank you very much, dear friend,
for coming with me on this journey. I am very
grateful for your friendship and support.

Now that I have reached the 10 year mark,
I have come to a decision. In my next post
I will be making an important announcement
re: the future of Shady Dell Music & Memories.