Archive for September, 2007

Fogheads are everywhere!

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

(from Rita): Since KFOG Radio played the Mill Valley song at Village Music last week, I have been amazed at how many listeners have contacted both KFOG and me. Here’s another nice note from the KFOG Blog:

“Wow, Monday morning’s show was a trip back in time for me. I tuned in just in time to hear Dave playing the record “Mill Valley”, and then caught when Rita Abrams called in.

I was in grade school in Mill Valley in the early ’70s, and we sang that song. I didn’t remember the verses, but I definitely remembered “talkin’ ’bout Mill Valley California, that’s my home”.
Many times while driving to Marin, that line will pop in my head. I had no idea that it was ever a hit. I guess as a kid it seemed like anyone would have a song about their town. It blows me away to think that Dave heard it in Michigan, and that he has a 45
of it!
I think we would sing some other songs by Rita Abrams. She may have come to our music class to teach it to us, I don’t remember. But I have always remembered her name, and that song. I’ll have to get her book about it when it comes out. I’m sorry I missed the explanation of why you were playing that song Monday morning, but thanks so much for making a neat connection back to my childhood. Even better than a great 10 at 10!
David Baird
(Bay Area brat most of my life, from Marin to San Francisco,
now in San Jose)”

Listening to KFOG

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

Sept. 19
Hi Rita,
Just had to write and let you know that I grew up listening to “Mill Valley”. I grew up in Sleepy Hollow, Ca. I now live in Pleasanton.

Today as I was driving I tuned into KFOG and what was playing? Mill Valley! I couldn’t believe it. Oh and I still have the 45 album with “The Happiest Day Of My Life” on the flip side.
Thanks for always making me smile when I played that little 45 as a child.

Tracy -age- almost 47

Applause to Tom McMahon

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

I hope you’ll visit the website of this amazing man, who uses the internet to acknowledge and promote all kinds of people–including, for some reason–me. In gratitude to him, I give you this link to his site, and if you write to him please tell him I sent you! Thanks, Rita