Day 172: The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
A bit of a change in genre from my last song. I really like this song. Kenny Rogers creates a really strong image in this song of a mysterious old gambler on a train to nowhere giving his advice to a guy who is “down on his aces”. A song related to this is Covid Island Discs day 318: Still The Same by Bob Seger. I sometimes imagine that the gambler of this song who comes across as a hero to others is someone who just can’t change his bad gambling habits.
Another strange but sad coincidence was that Kenny Rogers passed away on Friday the 20th of March 2020 one day before I began Covid Island Discs. RIP Kenny
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 25 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!