I don’t know why I stayed on Twitter and Instagram as long as I did. I suppose, like many of us, I kept hoping that they’d suddenly matter…..but they never did. Oddly enuff, I get far better responses from Google+ , a site where I don’t speak the same language that my best friends do, than I did from Twitter or Instagram ….. and I’ve long known that anyone who still has a Facebook account after all the information that’s been made public about Facebook SERIOUSLY needs to get their head examined.
History won’t be kind to “Social Media”…..or to Smartphone addiction. I’ll continue to Like what I Like…..and to Write what I Write……and now, after my recent Cataract Surgery, I can finally See again…..so I’m able to appreciate my Photography as much as my Music. I’m fortunate…..a Lucky Man indeed. Life gets better by the Day. 🍎
A Kiss in the Wind
So…… You’re a Music Industry Professional or a MEGA-Fan of Pink Floyd? If so, you’re quite likely aware of “Sax Wrestler”, “Fred Astaire Look-alike” , “Song and Dance Man”… and “Stage-Ripping-Reptile”, +Scott Page …..one of the Nicest Guys you’ll ever meet. He and several of the Biggest Names in the Business have come up with a NEW Network and if you happen to be one of the “Chosen”……aka, Kind, Classy, Too Good Lookin’ for Words…(maybe NOT that one)….. and too Old to use the Word “DOPE” when describing something you think is “Cool”…… you might want to get in on this while you can.
Am I trying to SELL this? Nope. I have no Financial Interest in this at all…..Only interest in Seeing it Succeed. In Fact, I BLOCK Salespeople in Less than a Heartbeat….as several here have already Discovered.
Why am I a Member? Cuz Facebook Sucks and it’s time for something this Cool to Develop… SLOWLY. Scott and I go back to the Floyd Days and that’s my ONLY Connection here…..Music. 💃🏼 🕺🏼
If you and I know one another personally, and we actually get along anyway, tell Scott I sent you. Here’s your POSSIBLE Ticket in….Keyword?…”POSSIBLE”. Are we absolutely CLEAR on that? No Guarantees and AT BEST this will take awhile. If you can’t be found on Google, ………Good Luck. 🎧
I look forward to seeing my “Pink Pals” and other Music Industry Folks.
See Ya there. 🎩
The First time I met Sting he was kicking the Crap out of a Stage Monitor as he was angry….His Mix wasn’t what he Wanted and he was a Young Man, having recently found Fame as a member of the “Police”. We were at the Hartford Civic Center and at that time I was working with the Moody Blues, the Headliners.
First Impressions tend to stay with us and the sight of him Destroying that speaker cabinet stayed with me for quite some time…close to a Decade in fact. I liked the Music he made and the way he played….but I didn’t Trust him because in MY Mind I knew he had a Short Fuse and a Nasty Temper. I Judged one Man on a 30 Second Span of his Actions in Time.
The Years went by and Time Changes us however. My next meeting with him occurred on 9/10/2001. That date is now curling around in your mind and some are trying to place it…..For me, it was a night of Celebration…..as it was for Sting and many others attending various Musical Functions…..none of us knowing that in just a few short hours…..the Entire World would Change…..Forever.
Sting ended up becoming one of my Very Favorite People…..an Intense Artist and a Gifted Singer / Songwriter….a Bass Player, a Hopeless Romantic and one who Knows who and what he is. If you listen to this Song as I do, you might find yourself doing some rather deep thinking….especially if you hear the Words accurately. I see Myself in almost every phrase of this Song because Time has Changed me just as it has him…and Probably You….and while I see the World with Different Eyes than I had in the 80’s, a large part of MY Change has to do with HIS Music. While I certainly don’t view him as a Prophet, ……years before it actually happened he nailed one “Vision” with a 1,000 pound Hammer…… Our Politicians being “Game Show Hosts.”
Change, while not always what we want or Expect, is Part of our Lives……and although I try to Flow with it as best I can, there are now Days when EYE want to kick in a Speaker or a Screen. Why? 🎩 🍎 🎧 #frustration #rednecks #greed #manipulation #ignorance