08-01-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Dead Poets Society” I was watching the movie “Dead Poets Society” the other night and something struck me quite strongly this time around. There’s an early scene when the teacher (Robin William’s) is explaining mortality to his new students. He had his students look into an old trophy case and view pictures of the students that came before them years and years ago. He then went further by saying these students were just like you and had their lives ahead of them just like you and then he tied it up with…”now their warm food”…just like all of us will be some day. He then went on to explain why “Carpe diem” is so significant as youths! Usually “Carpe diem” is translated to “Seize The Day”…to me, I take this as a live every moment you can to the fullest, be the best you can while trying to do the right thing…and it amazes me that “Carpe diem” was written by a distant Roman relative ha ha Quintus Horatius Flaccus AKA “Horace” in 23 BC…some things will always have the same intent no matter when their said…have a wonderful safe weekend all…plain and simple.
07-31-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Dare” Remember those peer pressure taunts that sent some on ventures probably unwantedly…ya you do, well I do! And some I didn’t even get hurt doing…lol…but for some insane reason I did them. And you know what happens when your friends know you take dares…more dares a coming for sure!...buuuuuuuttttttt I’m still here….ha ha…so dare that!...have a great day all…plain and simple
07-30-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Generations” If your one of the lucky ones your only like two generations from being forgotten…most people aren’t as fortunate in these times to have everything they want or do what they please or go hither and thither or document their respective history, however there are some that do. I have read many different definitions of the term ‘generations’ but I take the simple one, which are all the people living the same time as me. So generally speaking that means whatever my average life span will be is my generation and you all that happen to be in that time frame are living in my generation, subsequently I’m living in some of yours too. Now I know they love to compare generations and break all these down to the “us generation” and the “me generation” and the like, just-so-long-as you know you are now in my generation and I am in yours and I would really like the next generation to say…that last generation really tried their best to leave it better for our generation…so let’s get busy people, lots of work to do…peace…plain and simple.
07-29-14-My Morning Thoughts: I got Jipped! We were promised flying cars for all by the year 2000 when I was a kid. We were supposed to be living like the futuristic cartoon Jetsons by now! What happened? Did time go to fast? Did we get lazy and give up? Ya I know we have cell phones and all those toys but I wanted a transporter by now! Beam me over here and beam me over there and beam me up there…some things should never be promised until after their realized…and guess what, no more lies big or small…ha ha…plain and simple.
07-25-14-My Morning Thoughts: The Mistake on the Lake? Johnny Football, the RNC, the Rock Hall, The Lebron James, The Largest Sports Show and the most famous Corned Beef sandwich in the world from Slyman’s…just to name a few things…I guess I stayed in Cleveland for just the right amount of years for the turnaround!!!...I think everyone should start moving to CLEVELAND!!!!...have a great weekend all!!!...plain and simple.
07-24-14-My Morning Thoughts: back to the news? You know there really are reasons for the news. I mean there sure should be reasons for the news. There’s got to be reasons for the news, right?...I just can’t think of any reasons for the news at this time!...cause I watched the news last night and it went like this…Bla bla bla bla bla…plain and simple.
07-22-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Just One” If you could change one thing in the past or get a glimpse of one thing in the future which would it be?...Me, I’d probably go back to change one thing cause the future’s coming whether I see it or not. The big question to me would be what to change? Do you stop a war, feed the poor buy shares of Microsoft at a dollar a piece, stop the production of Godfather III (unless Robert Duvall was in it), don’t give the ball to Ernest Byner, don’t call red right 88, the decisions are just too overwhelming???? What would do the most good if you could change just one thing...I guess it all depends on the perspective of what is good…plain and simple.
07-21-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Pop Tops” Remember taking those pop (or beer) tops off the cans and stringing them together like they were collectable historical archives or something? I use to hang my collection right on the rearview mirror of my 69 Impala…ya that was real smart. Or how bout breaking them off into two pieces and shooting them at each other…ya that was real safe...do you remember how they were everywhere? On the tree lawns next to the all the curbs in the street, even in the sand on the beaches! It wasn’t summer until one of us stepped on one and cut there foot!...well all I know is at least we don’t have to worry about those darn things anymore…although, I did save a brown paper bag full of my ‘pop’ tops that use to hang on that 69 Impala…I have no idea why!!!...plain and simple.
07-18-14-My Morning Thoughts: What do ya think of the term “just deal with it”…it could be a pull your boots up and take charge kind of thing or it could be the…it aint my problem kind of thing. I guess it’s how it’s said context wise on which way it’s meant. Anyway, I prefer…is there anything I can do to help you get through this situation kind of thing…but that’s just me…have a great weekend and if ya have any extra positive thoughts today you may want to send them across the world to try and ease the turmoil…plain and simple
07-16-14-My Morning Thoughts: “New Album Project” Just throwing this out there…My “Dedication Time & Friends” album I raised money through exceptional gracious very supportive fans purchasing albums prior to the recording so I had capital for studio time and manufacturing. My next album “Endless Road” I did a combination of pre-sales and sponsor. This next album I’m thinking about proposing a 50/50 split with anyone able to back the project entirely. Of course all capital fronted will be paid back first to the backer before the 50/50 split. This project will be my “seventh” album including Band albums and solos…maybe this will be the one that produces a hit, song of the year, Grammy award…ya that’s it, dream big!...if you’re interested in more info and looking for a possible tax write off…LOL…let me know…cause I got a good feeling about this next album and a lot of songs to choose from…someday may be just around the corner…have a great day all and keep living the dream!...plain and simple.