I promised you John Denver would show back up in this thing eventually, and he’s back today. Other than the aforeposted James Taylor, John is the one artist I most associate with my childhood. I can say he is literally my first musical memory, which is pretty important in my book. As a tyke, Mom would drive me around, and it seems like no car trip was complete without popping in a John Denver cassette. Mom would sing along, and pretty soon I learned to as well. She would especially sing to me with “For Baby (For Bobbie).” It’s the sweetest song about a parent’s love for their child ever written, and to this day, if I ever miss my mom, I’ll play it. John Denver, was such a wonderful person, and his music was equally great. He reminds me of all the best things about home: my family, the friends who helped bring me up, and above all else love. I had a glorious childhood, and I think a large portion of that can be attributed to the fact that John was almost always there. Listen here.