I discovered the band Cream today on YouTube. Cream was a 60s Trio Supergroup comprising of Ginger Baker (Drums), Eric Clapton (Guitar) and Jack Bruce (Bass).
I played their hits and got very into the vibe and hype of the day upto the point where they split. I was sad but thought to myself – ‘Wow, this band is great like the Beatles wouldn’t it be great if they reformed.’
I had an epiphany . Why not search for one? I stumbled across talk of a reunion interview; all three memebers teasing the prospect.
I sped foward through time to 2005 and there they were at the Albert Hall in all their shining glory playing together like it was yesterday.
Go find your happy ending on YouTube , today. It Feels Great!
It’s like I’m back in the 70s. I feel young again. Nothing fancy here, no complications, no excess. I sit quietly sipping juice, watching mud fish skip on aluminium plates. I pick fine fruit from an overhanging tree and smile knowingly.
This is contentment this is happiness; this is Vietnam.
As a Brit I’ve always seen America as one big social experiment much like ‘Big Brother’ but more big. I was so proud when, as a nation, you voted your first black president into office THEN….. you blew it….(Booo!)
I was mortified. What Happened? I grew angry then upset as all hopes of progress faded. Then I remembered what your leader once said ‘progress is never a straight line.’
I waited anxiously and as the waves of protests began, the America I came to respect; the virtuous hopeful America raised its beautifully head and showed us all who they really are.
I am calm again now for I know Government may not always live up to the ideal but if ‘The People’ believe it America will lead and the rest of the world will follow.
I have worked in Film and TV most of my adult life. I have have brushed and rubbed shoulders with a few A-Listers many B-listers and more Z-listers than I care to confirm.
I have talked to them, mainly about business but other mundane stuff too. I would like to say there was something special about them. I want to be awestruck ..I want to believe what people secretly desire (that obscene four letter word) is worth having. That maybe if you found it you would achieve a higher state of consciousness, achieve enlightenment…find something profound, alas I found nothing of the sort.
Don’t get me wrong they are the loveliest of luvvies but are they on a higher plain? No. They are us, you and me thrust into the limelight. It’s a complex illusion that’s all.
Sorry to dissapoint 😦
Truth is if you are looking to become something special you’re better off looking behind the curtain not in-front…
TTFN !! 🙂