Greetings and salutations from the sand, sun and surf of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and the sunny, cool island of Nantucket! Great to be with you on this Thursday afternoon, sorry about that, the nineteenth day of April, 2012, another stunningly beautiful day on Cape, as America and indeed the world bids farewell to yet another iconic figure in the world of music who has passed away this year, Dick Clark, who died of an a massive heart attack yesterday morning at a Santa Monica hospital at the age of 82. Beginning with his birth in 1929 in the little town of Mount Vernon, New York, where his father was a radio man, mother a homemaker, it did not take long after graduating Syracuse University for young Richard to jump head first into that world of radio never looking back…and what a ride it has been–for all of US. In 1956, the eternal teenager began hosting “American Bandstand”, a real tour de force that invaded living rooms, high school auditoriums and the air itself for decades, rocketing many a star to their fame and fortune all thanks to Dick Clark and his LOVE for music of all stripes. His “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Ever” began in 1972, and along with a fantastically successful business career in everything from the 100,000 dollar pyramid to “TV Bloopers and practical jokes”, Mr. Clark also enjoyed the LOVE of everyone around him, always humble and always NICE. A fine recipe for any human being, especially in this day and age. He will be missed, for he represented what is still good in this great nation, realizing at a young age what music can do for and to the soul–peace through music if you will, rockin’ the night away!! God’s speed dear sir American Bandstand Leader, God Speed~! Have a nice day folks and keep on dodgin’ those wooden nickles offered up by the ‘fair and balanced’ FOX NEWS, ’cause ya know if a guy like Mitt Romney thinks that horrible station is fair and balanced, you know, by definition, that it is most certainly the opposite. PRESERVE THE WILDERNESS! Peace~M
April 19, 2012
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