“I’ll tell you one thing, We’re better together…”

This is an incredible song that never ceases to put me in a good mood, even after a long day this intro just sends me into a frenzy of relaxation (not sure that’s possible, but I’ve already typed it) this song not only relaxes but evokes so many memories for me. I first heard this song on my way to school in 2005, I very rarely remember where I first heard a song which just shows how exceptional this song is that not only did I remember where I heard it 10 years on but I can still recall the moment exactly, weird huh?

The message of this song is also incredible, I could get all deep and quote someone much smarter than me but to boil it down to its simplest form “Doing things together is better” #nuffsaid. This song really highlights the love for a man and a woman, but I think that this message can be applied to all areas at home, at work, on the field, on stage, etc. The belief that we can do everything on our own is a misguided Hollywood myth that so many of us can take so seriously but, unfortunately, were not all John Rambo, sometimes we need help. For a while I was always trying to “Rambo” most areas of my life, no I don’t mean knifing people in the shins with a homemade bear trap, I would try and do everything solo and not only is it lonely but it’s hard work too.

I think I had a warped view of working as part of a team I felt that it would be people coasting on my good ideas and taking credit but the 9 times out of 10, in my experience, the reason people want to be on your team is because the want to help or learn. I heard a great quote this week that has totally made me view working as part of a team in a totally new light “Teamwork is what the Green Bay Packers were all about. They didn’t do it for individual glory. They did it because they loved one another.” – Vince Lombardi.

This made me think wouldn’t it be awesome if we all took the Green Bay approach to teamwork rather than the Rambo approach, imagine what that would look like. I think that, to quote my wife, “teamwork make the task go better!” when we can shake off this need for personal glory and share victories with others while being developed and helping others develop along the way we can “make the task go better”.

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“I have climbed highest mountains… But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for…”

Incredible and timeless classic from U2, perfectly written lyrically and beautiful melody. This is definitely in my top 100 favorite songs of all time, this may not sound very impressive, but I have a lot of music, like a LOT of music.

The premise of this song has got me thinking recently though, so many people I know have done amazing things, have amazing lives, own a lot of cool things but still have this chorus as their mantra, they are discontent and sometimes even made unhappy by what they don’t have or “haven’t found”, why is that?

I include myself in this category, I too often can focus on what I don’t have rather than what I do have. This is a hard topic to write about because although I see the positive in almost everything I can often feel discontent about where I thought I’d be in life by now like, how many good songs I have written or even the fact that I thought I would have at least conquered Nando’s Medium Piri Piri sauce by now (I’m an absolute spice wuss btw). Am I doomed to be caught in between a yo-yo of positivity and discontentment until one day the yo-yo string gets snagged and I am stuck in one of the two camps? How do I break out of this discontentment, or even can I, is it ingrained in my very British DNA to just enjoy moaning and being  slightly sour about most things? As most of my readers are from Hong Kong I will explain that us Brits love to moan, “it’s too hot!”, “It’s too cold!”, “These buses never come!”, “There are too many buses, what a waste of tax payers money!”.

So how do we break free from this mentality?

I wish that there was a boil in the bag method for this to be dealt with, but the only thing that I have found that works for me is to be thankful for what you do have and not envious for what you don’t. Remember that if you are a believer “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above…” (James 1:17) and “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6). Remember that everything you have is something to be thankful for and what you desire God knows  about it and we should wait on it.

If you are not a believer there is still a great deal to be said for being thankful for the small victories in life, Its amazing how much better you will feel when you take stock of what you do have rather than what you don’t, it can be as big as the well paying job you have or as small as enjoying an ice cold beer at the end of a long week.

So my challenge is to think about what you DO have for the next week and any time you think about having a moan about what you don’t have think of 2 things that you are thankful that you do have and see how you feel by next week.

“I like my chicken fried, cold beer on a Friday night, A pair of jeans that fit just right and the radio on…”

Ok so here is where I get to talk about one of my favorite things… Country Music! I love everything about it but specifically how unapologetically patriotic it is. I have shared before about my love for everything Red, White and Blue and I feel that as Brits we could learn a thing or two about being proud of who we are, from Country music. The messages throughout this genre are were not perfect but we know what we like, I am unashamed of who I am and proud of where I’m from and things that are real and simple are the best.

Country is about real things, don’t get me wrong I love rap but I cant remember the last time I “Got Krunk” or “Hit them corners” in my “Low Low”, Country talks about what and who every day people are not just the super rich with “$100,000 cars, everybody’s got ’em” Country is about the simple things in life that we can often take for granted and one of the reasons I love it so is that it causes me to be thankful for the small things that I love and not be jealous or frustrated about the things I don’t have. There is genuinely no other genre of music, other than Christian, that makes me thankful for what I have in my life, no other genre can stir up so much emotion up in me and make me cry at a beautiful story told to an enchanting melody (with a bit of fiddle thrown in for good measure).

A friend of mine recently thought that I said my favorite type of music was Country to be ironic and it got me thinking, Why does this appeal so much to me and the answer is that you can’t match the authentic rawness of country against empty pop beats, funky bass lines or even mind blowing guitar riffs because its the authenticity of real people with real highs and lows that will always win against flash in the pan hooks and repetitive synthesizers.

“I don’t know much about History, don’t know much Biology…”

For me this is one of the most moving songs about love, its not just the lyrics that stir something inside me, but the whole song is like a gentle lullaby that rocks you securely in its melody and the brushes used on the drums are like a gentle whisper (Wow those similes got really girly really fast!).

This song really makes me ask a question that very few songs do, “what was he thinking about when he wrote that?”. You can just tell from the main theme of this song that Sam Cooke understands love in a unique way that is seldom understood today, “I don’t care if I’m uneducated, poor or  whatever because I have love” so many songs have the opposite stance today. Guy Chambers, who wrote a lot of hit songs for Robbie Williams and many other great artists of the 90’s and 00’s, said this “There are only four types of songs in popular music, ‘Please Stay’, ‘Go Away’, ‘I Love You’ and ‘I Hate You’.” I think that, not just music, but society has loved to focus on the negatives of those Four.

A good friend of mine will often gives this pearl of wisdom to people “Hurt people hurt people” this has very much been an experience I have had, so how do we get out of this vicious cycle of being hurt so we hurt, creating more people who hurt people, who in-turn (you get the picture). There is no hard and fast rule to help this situation but here are a few things that i have tried;

– Positivity however annoying it may be changes situations, when I hear someone putting someone else down, I like to make a point of doing or saying something encouraging. This has really P-ed off people who have a negative/pessimistic out look but 9/10 coming in the opposite nature will change an atmosphere. This can be hard to keep up especially if you are surrounded by naysayers, trust me I know, I was recently reprimanded at work for telling someone I thought that handled a difficult situation really well, I was told it seemed patronizing but rather than becoming yet another casualty of the hurt people hurting people epidemic I chose to push through.

– Make a choice to be different, often standing against something is the best way to combat it.

These are just two of the ways that have helped me but I know there are many more.

This song is one of those that you kick yourself and say “Why couldn’t I have written that?” because its simplistic but that is a major part of what makes it so beautiful. How beautiful would life be if we kept things simple like this song, mean what we say, do away with discrimination and be real with each other.

If we love well, keep things positive and simple… What a wonderful world this could be.

“Why you gotta be so rude, don’t you know I’m human too…”

I loved this song so much when I first time I heard this, I loved the reggae beat with the soft rock vocals but like too many good songs recently it was ruined for me by local radio stations having only a few songs to play therefore overplaying and killing the enjoyment of this once good song. Anyway its the sentiment of this line that i want to talk about and not my anger at local radio, I believe that this poses a question that I am asking on a daily basis “Why are people so rude?”

I have experienced all types of rudeness directly and indirectly, i have been sworn at, called names, patronized, belittled, mocked, been shouted at, been ignored just to name a few but why do we treat each other this way in the immortal words of Tupac “We gotta change the way we treat each other, you see the old way wasn’t working so its on us to do what we gotta do to survive.”   Why in this society do we feel the need to put others down constantly? I thought that after High School all the social politics and being treated unfairly would stop but it didn’t then i thought when i move up the work ladder it will but it doesn’t it is jut this viscous circle of rudeness and put downs.

I recently started a job where I am managed by someone who is difficult to get along with as its a Jekyll and Hyde situation, one day all is good and work is appreciated and a good working relationship is enjoyed by all, the next it is walking on eggshells and trying to guess what is required of you on the instructions of “I just want this done”. I know that i cant be the only one that feels like this, I feel there is no need for consistent snappy behavior, Inconsistent instruction and decisions made out of the way you are feeling in the moment rather than level headed appropriate decisions.

For someone of my age i have worked in a lot of places and experienced this in every context, the retail industry, education, service industry, social work and sadly even the Church. So why must we be made to feel like this? I believe that for most of us who have experienced this can go one of two ways we can take the sadly less chosen path, which i strive to adhere to, “I will always treat people the way I would like to be treated” or we get into the mindset that Tupac was trying to get us out of and say “That’s just the way it is, Somethings will never change”

I really wish that i could round this short entry off with some tried and tested words of wisdom on how to deal with these types of situations/people but unfortunately I am still testing this one out and its difficult but im not going to stop doing it. it comes from Matthew 5:39 “You have heard that it was said, ‘AN EYE FOR AN EYE, AND A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH.’ 39“But I say to you, do not resist an evil person; but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also.” Jesus faced the same crap that we had to but how did he respond? with grace and love, at the moment this is proving difficult because im frustrated, feel unfairly treated and annoyed and inconsistencies but im pretty sure Jesus faced much worse that my Jekyll and Hyde boss.

So to close Its all about Perspective, will you care about what is being said to you in a week/month/year, and Loving through the crap your going through because when you start resenting that is when you start your journey to “The Dark Side” and soon you become one of these people.

“You know I’m cool with just Chillin’ it…”

This line is from one of my newest favorite songs – Chillin’ it by Cole Swindell. I love this song because it is a great mix of catchy pop and authentic Country, could there be any better mixture? This dude is like a male Taylor Swift.

The reason i chose to write about this line is that i have always thought that this was one of my core values or even my ethos, if you will, i have always taken great pleasure in the fact that i am really laid back and up for anything that life throws my way good or bad, but recently i have had this steady ‘go with the flow attitude’ tested. In all areas of my life i have always been very open handed with what i have and always known that things can change in a heartbeat in most situations, but when i was asked to stop doing something that i love so much i found that i wasn’t as easy going as i had thought, i became precious about this thing and started to feel hard done by. I had a position of leadership taken away from me and i had always said i would be alright if this happened but now that the rubber was hitting the road i felt all  the pain and self doubt that this brought with it.

All i could think about was all the bad things; “i must be doing a crappy job”, “im not good enough” and “they just want someone better”; i’m sure that i am not the only one that has had these feelings. I went completely into a George McFly, Droopy the dog, Ron Swanson approach to life of this sucks and there is nothing i can do about it. I was in a pity pot hole where i felt sorry for myself and nothing else filled my head other than negativity. The only way i could describe is like Ron Burgundy when he lost his role as Channel 4 News Anchor, a shell of his former self all the bravado, confidence and authority taken away, Luckily for me Milk was a good choice as its always cold in Bedford and Milk is a great source of calcium. It was at this point that i felt if i was in a movie i would have stopped shaving, started wearing my old tattered Van Halen T-shirt and start shouting at Antiques Roadshow on TV. Thankfully i decided to think about how great it was that i even had an opportunity to hold such a leadership position and this started to take me out of my pity pot hole and started an assessment avalanche (apologies for all the alliteration) i started to look back and assess where i had been, what i had achieved and how i never even thought i would do 10% of what i have. Now you know that i believe in God and that he has a plan for everyone, but even though i know this i am still surprised every time something like this happens and he makes something great out of a painful situation. Since coming out of this position i have more time and i have found that i am flourishing in lots of areas in connection with my wife, at work, with song writing and i now have the brain space to think about big life decisions that i had been pushing back because i just couldn’t deal with them at the time.

One thing that i heard while feeling like this that really comforted and challenged me is this; “if God says no its only because he has a better yes for you – Bill Johnson” So i have decided that i am just going to be “Chillin’ it” from now on as i don’t really have a lot of say in matters like this and i know that the person who does not only has my best interests but also wants me to flourish in what i’m doing and reach my dreams.

“Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow, Don’t stop it’ll soon be here…”

There is an amazing saying that i have always enjoyed that i only realized a few years ago when i really started exploring Christianity the Gospel of Matthew has a very different view “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” I have always enjoyed the sentiment but have never really been able to identify with it. I have always had the mindset of the Gospel of Fleetwood Mac quoted in the title.

Personally i always have one foot in the future, not like some weird episode of Stargate SG1, but i am always thinking “what’s next?”. This mindset manifests itself in a multitude of ways, positively, i am always so pumped about upcoming holidays, events, movies, album releases etc but negatively i can often be wracked with worry about an upcoming meeting so much so that nothing else will be able to occupy my mind.

Lets break this down into 2 categories, a wise man once told me that there is nothing wrong with dreaming/looking ahead but there are 2 types of dreaming, Helpful Dreaming and Unhelpful Dreaming. The first tends to be more positive, looking forward to imminent ventures, excitement of looking forward to seeing you Spouse/Kids/Parents/Cats/Dogs face on Christmas morning when they open that present you have been thinking about for months. The latter, while positive intentions are meant in the first instance tend to end up fairly negative, Spending hours trawling through Travel supermarket looking for that dream holiday that you cant afford, wasting hours of your life thinking if i won the lottery i would _________ (fill in the blank, but don’t spend too much time otherwise you are playing right into the negativity that i am talking about!) and while these are all fun things at the time; what happens when the dream doesn’t match the reality, what are we left with?  resentment that we are not where we want to be, disappointment and in some cases a massive credit card bill for where we have tried to achieve these unreachable dreams.

So how do we balance the wisdom of both not worrying about the future and looking forward to things that are forthcoming? oh how i wish i could give a simple answer to this question, the honest truth is i don’t really know but here are some things that really help me. I try at all things to be reliant on God, i think the quicker we realize that we cant do everything our selves the easier the journey of life will be (that’s my Christian slot over). Look forward to the positive and plan for the negative, i find that there is a massive difference between worrying about the future and strategically planning for it, here is what i mean by this; when there is a situation that you would normally worry about there is no point throwing yourself a pitty party of 1 and eating worry and fear with your Moroccan salsa dip! if something is bothering you do something about it, break it down into smaller steps to deal with what is going on then you are at least attempting to breakdown what ever mountain it is your facing. Here is a great quote that i think really inspires but also relieves pressure on this matter  “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.” Micheal Jordan. When we try to sort something out we don’t know what will happen, but if we don’t try we certainly know what will happen and the result will be your still in exactly the same position as you were when you started.

Great now the horrible negative stuff is out of the way here is my more positive advice, really go all out on looking forward to things that you should be excited about, don’t let the negative things going on rob you of the joy of the positives you have to look forward to. Be childlike in your excitement, it is a lot more fun than being reserved and adult about things. Here is an example from my life recently; we have had an absolute rust bucket of a car for the last year and a half, it was nearly as old as i am and it was certainly as slow as i am, so when we bought a car off a friend of ours i felt so excited going to see it but i had a thought of “Oh i need to look like a serious buyer, i don’t want to give too much away or he’ll try and mug me off” and other similar thoughts but i chose not to listen to those and i turned up to the viewing like a kid that had been given sugar for the first time ever, i was buzzing and i didn’t suppress this feeling and i can tell you it felt 100% better than if i just kept a straight face, kicked the tires a  few times and tried to low ball him on the price. I was probably the most excited anyone has ever been about a 2001 Ford Focus with a few bumps and scrapes. The morale of this tale is; let yourself feel excitement, don’t let other things weigh you down. In this moment while i was checking out the car like a 9 year old at Disney World i had things going on in my life; a massive credit card bill, worries about cost of tax and insurance, i had a sub par day at work and my team suffered because of me, my wife was going through some junk of her own but choosing to allow myself to feel excitement rather than getting crushed under the weight of negativity helped me look up and see a way forward and i had fun! who doesn’t like fun?!?!.

So what i have tried to say in all this rambling is really look forward to the future with whole hearted excitement and don’t worry about it plan for it.

“When you try your best but you don’t succeed…”

Say what you like about Coldplay but i think Chris Martin is one of the be lyricists of the last 20 years.

Their songs may often be depressing and melodically predictable but the words that they write make you think, hence the title of this post. So this line has really got me thinking over the last few weeks as i have been going through some things.

I was always told when growing up “all you have to do is your best and it will all be OK” which at the time i found comforting but now later on in life it has got me thinking that maybe all i have to give isn’t good enough in a lot of areas. I have always been competitive so it is a harsh realization that the best i can give sometimes isn’t enough, so what am i supposed to do when i literally cant give any more, when there is no way i can improve or when my best just simply isn’t what someone is looking for.

I have always been very happy that i can turn my hands to most things (with the exception of DIY, ive had enough banged fingers and bent screws to accept I will never be a master DIY-er) but recently i have been pondering “have i been wasting my time on lots of things when i should have been focusing on getting really good at one thing.” From a very young age i have been involved in a number of things which was always amazing; Football, Ice Hockey, Swimming, Karate, Tug of War, You name it i have probably given it a go at some stage of my life. The thing is I have always craved diversity, not change i hate change, i have always enjoyed the initial honeymoon period of learning/doing something new but this craving has meant that i was always the second best, runner up or not quite good enough to make the team.

Recently in the ministry area that i feel most passionate about, Worship, i was told that i need to take some time off and develop musically and all the feeling from being a young footballer, fighter or pupil came flooding back and i felt something that i haven’t in years, that i have tried focusing on so many things that the thing that i love the most and am most passionate about has suffered and i have become ‘not good enough’. As an aside there has been no communication from the amazing leaders that oversee me that I’m ‘not good enough’ they have been nothing but loving and are just doing what is best for this area and i totally agree with the decision, but it doesn’t make it hurt any less.

Let’s put this into a setting that make sense to me…. Rocky III. My life sometimes feel like Rocky III is playing on loop over and over again. Here’s is what i mean, Just like the Italian Stallion i have points in my life where i feel that i am the greatest at what I’m doing, Just like Balboa when he’s ‘The Champ’ posing for camera’s, getting his face on cereal boxes and beating the crap out of Hulk Hogan, but for me its i made a great proposal at work, the Worship set i lead at the weekend went amazing because i didn’t hit any bum notes or i beat the crap out of Hulk Hogan (That last one may be a lie) but just like in the movie something knocks me back, thankfully its not Mr.T’s ferocious left hook. The things that have knocked me back is receiving brutal feedback or making a stupid mistake at work and all that i felt days or sometimes even hours before comes crashing down in one swift knock out punch of ‘your not good enough’.

Now unfortunately i don’t have Apollo Creed to wear USA flag shorts and sing James Brown to help me through a montage to get better and suddenly be Tom 2.0 and be a complete bad ass, like in Rocky III. I’m left with the same feeling of I’ll just have to find something else to be good at and the cycle starts over again but i don’t think i have ever beaten my ‘Clubber Lang’, it always seems that I’m stuck in that horrible place of being face down on the canvass wondering whats going on.

This time feels different though *Cue the 80’s montage music* because i have see the pitfalls that have beat me before, Comparison, Self Pity, Filling my time with a new venture. I have never been so passionate about anything as i have about this area, I having an inner yearning screaming “This is what you were made to do!”.

So how do i plan to succeed in something where I’m currently giving it my all and its not enough?

“if you’re willing to go through all the battling you got to go through to get where you want to get, who’s got the right to stop you?” – Sylvester Stallone, Rocky Balboa

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

What I’m trying to say by quoting these 2 amazing theologians is that i know this is something I’m called to do and know that its not going to be easy but i will choose to keep going even through the ups and downs.

“Just have a little Patience….”

Oh how i wish that this lyric was as easy to live out as it is to listen to! This is possibly my favorite Take That song, I love the way it builds, the subtle yet powerful harmonies, that unearthly note that Gary hits in the chorus, but the whole theme of the song is something that I personally struggle with.

For as long as I can remember I have hated waiting for anything, I’ve hated waiting for food to be cooked, i hated waiting to find out what the black smoke was in Lost, i even hated waiting for this page to load so i could start writing.  I would say that i have a TV, Movie or Music quote for every situation in my life which i have always viewed as a great thing and I still do to some degree, but i wonder if having pop culture and american teen flicks ingrained into my subconscious is a mixed blessing. While i love that i can drop a well timed punchline taken from Friends or Parks and Rec, i find it hard to understand that everything is not easy as it seems on TV and that things take effort and hard work.

Whilst growing up and still to this day my favorite movie was Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, this movie is a great mix of whitty comedy, genius innuendo’s and silly teenage jokes, but throughout the movie everything works out for the hero ‘Ferris Bueller’ he gets to drive nice cars, eat in fancy restaurants and  sing The Beatles while a top a parade float, it just comes together for him so easily and that is how i thought life would be for me, just everything would work out and be easy.

Holding this type of character at hero status in my life could be why I hate doing things twice to make sure its right or the reason i hate waiting for things because the picture i am constantly given is that things in life will come easy. Now don’t get me wrong i would much rather watch Matthew Brodderick mess about on his day off than watch some dude read through his grammar corrections at his desk and creating spreadsheets but the point I’m trying to make is that I think what we watch shapes who we are more than we think.

For a very long time i based my internal moral code and philosophy on what TV and Movies had taught me, “Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and take a look around once in a while you might miss it”, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”, “Life aint about how hard you can hit, its about how hard you can get hit and keep going” these are all things that still to this day are ingrained in me, that is not all bad because there are some amazingly inspirational quotes out there but I didn’t realise how much these thing shaped me. It made me ask myself “what else has been shaping me?”

So what I’m rabbling on about here is that I never thought of my submersion into amazing movies and hilarious TV having any sort of negative effect on me but I’m slowly realising why I behave the way I do and think this entrenchment in media could be part of it.

Bottom line, I’m not going to stop watching movies and TV but I will be looking at this stuff through a different lense of what reality is like and not let my mind run away with me like I previously have.

“Music is a world within its self with a language we all understand….”

The title of this entry is from one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs “Sir Duke” and i have found it to be a wonderful philosophy, in that it is so right that music is just one of those things that is like nothing else and it speaks to everyone.

Music is one of the biggest passions in my life and has been from a very young age, one of my fondest memories of growing up was when on a Saturday morning listening to my Dad’s records with him while we would try to record them onto tape so that we could listen to them in his work van or in our family car, which was a Lada this probably makes me seem older than i am but we just had a rubbish car, it wasn’t 1974 like you would expect when most people drove cars like this, it was the year 2000. So while i thought we would all be hanging out in our flying cars and having music beamed into our ears by ray guns by the turn of the millennium, my Dad and I were hovering over the stop button of our Sony cassette recorder so that we didn’t get any hissing from the record when the track had finished.

So from a young age i was surrounded by all sorts of musical styles as my Dad was a man of diverse musical taste. I loved everything that he loved, Mowtown, Northern Soul, Reggae, Funk, Swing, Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Glam Rock, Pop, Punk, Pop Punk, Disco and a healthy dose of Barry Manilow.

Throughout my life music has framed various occasions and events. With every significant memory there is a song attached to it like song cheesy sitcom “look back” episode. When i proposed to my wife the memory is forever coupled with the song “Do You Remember?” by Jack Johnson, the memory of my first ever time picking up a guitar is mashed up with the sound of Don McLeans “American Pie”, when i think about the day of my Dads funeral i will always hear a mixture of Jackie Wilsons “Nothing but Blue Skies” and “Spanish Harlem” by The Drifters. All these situations on there own are enough to evoke emotion without the incredible backdrop of a perfectly chosen soundtrack but music causes emotion even in everyday mundanity. It is amazing that i can be in the car and hear a track that makes me want to cry or laugh or reminisce.

I dont know if this is the case for everyone else but i surely cant be the only one who has a song or thinks of a song for every situation. I genuinely believe that there is no situation that cant be improved with the addition of music, maybe a doctors appointment for a burst eardrum… but that is literally the only one i can think of!

As a Christian I cant help but think about what kind of power and creativity God must have to have created something so amazingly intricate and it is one of the things that constantly causes me to think about Him.

So bringing things back to where we started with Stevie Wonders “Sir Duke” ‘Music knows it is and always will be one of the things that life just won’t quit…’ This is another gem from this song that rings true with me, music is one of the constants in my life that I would find sooooo difficult to live without it would be like the 4th of July with no apple pie or Friday with no 2 pizzas.

There is so much more for me to ramble on about with this topic but I think I’ll leave it here for now.

Hope you enjoyed it and the song is not too stuck in your head now.