The Spirit Lives On

April 19, 2016

By the time I found out Spirit of the West would be performing their final concerts, it was too late to get tickets. I'm sad that this quintessential west coast band will no longer be performing live, but it's totally understandable given the band's health issues.

I can't count the number of times I've gone whirling and stomping around a dance floor to Home For A Rest. It was a must-play at my wedding. When I'm traveling internationally and wind up at a dance venue, I like to test the DJs by requesting this song. Ninety percent of the time, they don't have it, but if they do, that's when the party really starts.

I'm getting old enough that it's hard to find the leg stamina to do this song justice, but if you ever want to see someone whip around a dance floor doing a really brutal imitation of a jig (because really, what do I know about jigs?), just play this song when I'm around. It's pretty much the most free I ever get on a dance floor.

I'll miss you SOTW. But you're on my Happy Music playlist, so the Spirit lives on.

(If you don't see an embedded YouTube video above, here's Home For A Rest)

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