Why I Keep Thinking Back



Welcome to morobinbarrystories.com! Please join me on twitter @morobinbarry. This site is for Bee Gee fans who would like to read and share stories of fun, joy, love and inspiration for Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. (Andy is not forgotten and is included at times). If you’d like to share a story, please email it to me at morobinbarrystories@gmail.com. Stories will be posted often and many will appear in my book, which is still in the editing process. At times, I will write and post stories about Gibb events, which I hope the fans will enjoy.

August 19, 2018

I know it’s been awhile, and I know I’ve been an absentee writer. Blame it all on the editing of my book, which I am determined to have completed and ready for submission this year. I promise! On top of this tedious, painstaking work, I actually have a job, and my fall term begins on the 27th. Yippee!  Before I get buried in more work, here’s a story of reflection and love. Have a wonderful week, everyone.

Michelle-New York

At work I put up with people who don’t understand why I am obsessed with the Bee Gees. They say that the brothers are “history” and that I should listen to new music. Well, I do listen to new music, and I dislike most of it, but that’s not the point. The point is that great music never goes out of style, is never boring and is always fun.

I keep thinking back to Bee Gee concerts I attended and the thrill of hearing those wonderful voices. Those memories sustain me in the most challenging times and remind me of the thrill of seeing Barry, Robin and Maurice together. It would be easy to get depressed or feel disheartened because 2/3 of the magical sound is no longer around to sing to us. There’s no point in feeling sad. Michael Jackson fans still adore him. David Bowie fans still adore him. Whitney Houston fans still talk about her amazing voice.

When something as perfectly lovely as the Bee Gees’ harmony can be heard over and over again, it’s to be loved and appreciated.

Thinking back reminds me of their brilliance and their songwriting skills that have no equal. I am blessed to have seen them perform, and I treasure every second of my memories. I love looking at my photos of them. When the day gets challenging or frustrating, I smile back at the Bee Gee poster on the wall and carry on, and I thank them for sharing their talents with me and the rest of the world.

About morobinbarrystories

Anne Jakowenko, the blog author, has been loving the Bee Gees for decades while raising her sons and teaching college students Speech Communication and English skills at her alma mater, Syracuse University, where she received her Master’s degree. She has also taught for SUNY Oswego and Barry University. Currently, Anne is teaching for the State College of Florida while she continues to collect stories for her book, My Life with the Boys.
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1 Response to Why I Keep Thinking Back

  1. Amber Gardner says:

    I would agree with this Bee Gees fan I don’t very much like new music at all either

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