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Jun 22, 2010

Today and everyday, life is truly like the words that Ray Davies sings: "The world keeps going round."

Today is June 22, 2010. This marks the 31st anniversary of a horrific car accident which happened to me when I was 21 and somehow I survived. I was the passenger. My roommate was driving and he was killed. It is a miracle that I’m still alive. What would I have missed had I died?

  • A local boy’s dream-come-true to have that wonderful record store experience in the Rotunda that allowed me to join the “Recordmasters Hall of Fame” – and we all know that if you were working there, you are automatically IN! Today the old playing field for recorded musical entertainment has been leveled and despite a few local business squatters around the country, there are fewer and fewer “brick” retailers as “click and pick” online choices are embraced by consumers who want their fix.

  • My life in the film business in Baltimore and LA between 1982 and 1994.

  • My return to Smalltimore in November after I missed another appointment with Mr. D in the Northridge earthquake in January 1994.
So far my life has been strange and lovely, painful and mysterious, boring and mundane, depressing yet uplifting. On a bad day, I guess I feel like everything is meaningless. On a good day I can see my life as a spiritual safari into the unknown. Thankfully it has been filled with lotsa’ fine music, film, comedy, great food, observing beautiful women and enjoying my dreams. These dreams are stories which usually are at best a zero sum game that leaves me guessing as to the meaning.

I have always felt that when it comes to the idea of appreciation, in making a connection with your love of life or your fellow human being, it is important and imperative that you tell other people how you feel about them. As I grow older the importance of appreciation through communication becomes even greater.

The bottom line is: no matter how I feel, up or down, I’m glad to still be around.

The Kinks - The World Keeps Going Round

The Tubes - What Do You Want From Life?

Rolling Stones - Dancin' With Mr. D.

Spinners - I'll Be Around

Grin - You're The Weight (live)

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