Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The Redding Song

Over on, blogger Marc Beauchamp posed a challenge -- 

".....a contest to come up with a telling or funny acronym that spells R-E-D-D-I-N-G."
I call it a Dream Assignment for a songwriter who loves Redding:

The Redding Song 

music and lyrics by Erin Friedman

R is for the river and the trails that run beside her
E is for the eagles raising hope and flying higher
D is for downtown dining:
         Art and music, beer and wine-ing

 D is for diversions
         Recreational excursions
         Golfing, skiing, fishing, hiking
         Gardening, boating, swimming, cycling
         Fly kites, tie flies,
         Sun shines
         Most days of the year
         Anything you like to do outside                          
         (That’s legal)
         You can do it here

I is for infernal heat that keeps the wimps away
N is for night lights on the Bridge at Turtle Bay
G is for the Gem of Northern California
Redding, Shasta County, USA