Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Free (as a) Bird!!!

I kind of took an extended break from my rock and roll postings. There are lots of reasons why but none of them are really good excuses so I won't even bother to offer them up. I have every intention of finishing the project so I'm here to crank it up again.

I am going to start with a backtrack on the letter L. I stick by my choice of Led Zeppelin but there are some L artists that deserve mention.

I will start with Lynyrd Skynyrd. I think this band would have continued to grow had it not been for the tragedy that struck in 1977. This link provides a pretty good synopsis of their history.
Last but definitely not least on this backtrack...John Winston Lennon. An artist in every sense of the word...a delightful crazy of the cornerstones of the Beatles. He had his trials and tribulations; his affair with drugs; his injecting Yoko into the Beatles and ultimately his rejection of all things Beatles but his status in Rock and Roll will never fade. I just wish that he was not senselessly taken from us so that we could have continued to see his work evolve. Thank you John. I can't help but believe that you would have come to appreciate what the Beatles were and embrace your role in the phenomenon.
Favorite John song...many...the first one that came to mind was "Strawberry Fields Forever".
Not bad John...

We are fortunate to own prints of some of John's drawings. The one pictured below is part of a montage that we have and is one of my favorites.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Things I will do in 2007

1. Figure out how to Quit Smoking
2. Quit Smoking
3. Quit Smoking
4. Quit Smoking
5. Breathe Better
6. Smell Better
7. Get Healthier
8. Quit Smoking
9. Go to Italy twice!
10. Continue Balding
11. Enjoy Florida as much as possible
12. Love those I love better
13. Read more books
14. Sell our company for 80 bazillion dollars
15. Play some damn good golf
16. Post blog entries more often than I did in 2006
17. Stop buying wine
18. Listen to more vinyl
19. Shave off my moustache
20. Get a little more regular exercise