Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, frigid, windy island of Nantucket! Golden sunshine greets ALL here this bright morning on a little sand bar created 11,500 years ago by ‘the Last Great Ice Age’. Gently welcoming young and old alike in a somber ballad. LIVE on this Tuesday, The Nineteenth Day of January, 2016, as the world says goodbye to yet another great artist that shaped many of OUR lives, this humble reporter included.
Lo, Glenn Frey, singer, song-writer, guitarist, actor, founding member of the rock band “The Eagles”, passed away yesterday at the age of 67 in New York City. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1948, Glenn was introduced and mentored early in his career by none other than the great Bob Seger, who played back up for Glenn’s first big hit, “Ramlin’, Gamblin’ Man”, launching what would be a celebrated and cherished life well spent, one that gave hope and heart to many music lovers from Malibu to Montana, Newport Beach to Newport, Rhode Island…
Some of his hit songs included (but not limited to!): “Hotel California”, “New Kid in Town”, Tequila Sunrise”, “Already Gone”, “Heartache Tonight”, “Lyin’ Eyes”, “The Heat is On”, and on and on… The raw sound of the band defined the state (of mind), California, and ‘required listening’ on the classic rock sound scene in the latter half of the 20th Century and on into this current 21st Century…, with the lyrics of “…a young Midwestern boy on his own”, ringing true for this cowboy for many a decade now. Of course, combine that with the the beautiful girl from that Golden state, California, “…with soft eyes, so innocent and blue”, “…he knew right then he was too far from home.”
Sums it up does it not?
God’s Speed Sir Glenn Frey! Please ask the Angels on High to send down a little help…
You know, for all us sinners down here on this silly little plane who did not get the memo regarding the whole point of life itself, beautifully stated on this epic song your pen wrote so many moons ago…
“…Desperado, why don’t you come to your senses? Come down from your fences, open the gate. It may be raining, but there’s a rainbow above you…, you better let somebody love you…,
let somebody LOVE you…,
you better let somebody love you…,
before it’s too…,
PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M