I asked my friend Lumpy (Steve) Donaldson a few questions and he answered me with songs.
How do we deal with feeling alone? Carole King-You’ve got a friend.
How do we be brave when we’re afraid? Keep on the sunny side by The Whites
What gives us strength or what song makes you feel good? Wang Dang Doodle by Savoy Brown. When this mess clears, and it will this is exactly what the world is going to need. ( A wang dang doodle is another name for party)
What’s a good song to make you laugh? In Spite of Ourselves by John Prine and Iris Dement.
Name a song that gives you hope or inspiration? Woodstock written by Joni Mitchell but the more familiar version I think is by Crosby Stills Nash and Young.
There’s a Place in the Sun – written by Stevie wonder but I love the Young Rascals version
And the best advice I can give for getting through these days or any days is in the song Soul Shine by The Allman Brothers.