Music always has been a key ingredient of my life. The songs listed here are tethered to the respective chapters of my book, either because they were popular at the time when the featured stories unfolded, or because I turned to them to accentuate, to complement, to give deeper meaning to stories, with music that I already was familiar with.
The sub-chapter, Joe Cool, at the end of Chapter 6, Nicaragua and Nicaraguans, illustrates this point. The song, Love, Reign o'er Me, was first released by the English rock band, The Who, in October 1973, years before I first arrived in Nicaragua in 1979. But the song's message resonated with, and gives deeper meaning to, that evening in the 1980s as I walked alone on the shores of Masachapa.
The song's message resonates with me even today.
I hope you enjoy this component of Wait for Me.
-- Bill Gentile