Good Morning Cream and Sugar,
I woke up thinking I had already written my blog-0-matic for today and that I would just go over it one last time and then publish. You know what - I think my Dog ate it. We had a wonderful Dog for 14 years, Cocoa - he passed away just recently. Sometimes I think he never left though - he was a great Dog - RIP Cocoa.
Enough with the past, let’s move on...
Somewhere in the near future...
The band is all on stage and the lights dim, dim to phosphorescent blue-green - the blue-green light you see outlining your footsteps as you walk along the beach at night. The crowd is noisy with anticipation of this next act. They have been hearing about this band all weekend. Words were thrown around like stuffed dolls - Soundtrack - Groove - Transcendence - Dance - Epiphany - Fresh - MustSee.
Now the singer, much like a princess in all her royal splendor, walks up to the microphone. Doesn’t say a word - only holds her finger up to her mouth making the international sign for shhhhhh.
She just stands there wearing the small white spotlight like an evening gown. shhhh. Soon the crowd is doing it too - telling each other to be quiet, and they did. And once the magical silence appeared, once our princess had complete attention. It happened, an explosion of sound and light that becomes more than mere vibration - it becomes a wave of emotion and spiritual energy washing over all - a pretty good entrance as they say. Silence to Supreme in Sixty Seconds.
It’s happened before - exept it was me shhhhshing the crown - imagine how much more effective it will be with a beautiful princess. That’s what I intend to be a normal day at the office. Business as usual for me and our band of golden energy. We’ve only been together for 3 days, semiofficially, and I’ve told you too much already. It was become clear who and what I have done when you attend the SUMMER SOLSTICE SOIREE - BAND DEBUT GALA EVENT June 21st. I’ll send everyone an invite.
Putting a band together is a new experience for me. I’ve always joined up with an outfit already moving. All I had this time was me and an idea. Putting a band together is also hard. I’ve learned that here are as many things that can go wrong as that can go right. The trick is to forget the wrong and rejoice when it all falls together - No matter how much credit I may try to give myself - it only falls together. And this time it fell into place because i dropped it.
I had everything i needed except band members. I mainly needed a girl partner who could sing - dance - love the stage - and get along with my wife. The last one, believe it or not, was the easiest.
The first time I met her I knew that she was the one, but it was only a feeling. I didn’t even get her name. All I had was one of her laceless tennis shoes that she had left behind at the party we met at. This ain’t Disney though. I didn’t search the kingdom - I didn’t search high and low - I didn’t even know if she could sing, I only had a feeling.
I then went through months of auditions - karaoke parties - bat mitzvahs - still no princess. Real close but no cigar. I gave up. I was just gonna do a solo act playing instrumentals. Then, while visiting a buddy, I met a friend of his, a girl with a vaguely familiar face, looking down I noticed she had on only one laceless tennis shoe. And you know what, she could sing, loves to be on stage and Kathleen likes her! The rest will soon be history.
Like I said, I’ve said too much already.
PS - Going to Gainesville tonight to see my Machete toting Puerto Rican Neurologist in the morning. They’re using me as a Guinea pig, but that’s better than better than being a Bar-B-Qued Pig! Wish me luck.
just say yes!
meet Andy Ward King, a professional musician and artist until a diagnosis of parkinons dsease at age 49 forced him into an early retirement., he now uses his music, his art along with the whimsical world he has created in this blog as therapy to ( as he puts it ) outsmart his brain and make the daily battles with parkinson’s a little bit easier, to give him that all important reason to get up on the morning, to make his life worth living. Andy has learned how to say NO to gving up \ NO to depression and apathy \ NO to following willingly the road of decline that stretches before him. he learned that to say no to all of these things all one has to do is say yes. Andy has learned to just say YES to life/\\