My theme is Musical Memories: The Memories that music brings rushing back.
I don't want to glorify honky-tonks here. Lot's can go wrong in a honky tonk or on your way home from one. But I was fortunate during my honky tonking days. Never any serious trouble.
And what I remember fondly is the dancing! Wooden floors, dusted with sawdust, low lights, ceiling fans whirling, dancing with someone who truly felt the rhythm of the song instead of just knowing the steps. Being slightly hot from all the dancing. The cool breeze of the ceiling fan on you face as you whirl by. Twinkly lights off in the background. Some places all closed up like a world of their own. Some with screens and night air rushing in. Some by the river, with that smell on the air that only comes from the river. Some with nothing but a few snacks to offer, others with a counter off to the side serving up some of the best greasy spoon offerings around. A way of life once upon a time.
Never got to dance to it, as it came out after my dancing days were done, but I've always wanted to be on that open air dance floor with lights and fireflies twinkling by the water and dance to these beautiful words accompanied by a guitar that to me is truly beautiful. The Kentucky Headhunters' "Too Much to Lose".
Have you ever been to a Texas Honky Tonk?
What is some of your favorite music, songs to dance too?