Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day 2010

I don't like to clutter up Memorial Day with a lot of words. But the words are small so I offer a little help if you can't read this... It's from Henry the V by William Shakespeare, but applies to any soldier from any time. "Whoever lives past today and comes home safely will rouse himself every year on this day, show his neighbor his scars, and tell embellished stories of all their great feats of battle. These stories he will teach his son and from this day until the end of the world we shall be remembered."

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Walk This Way (revised)

I didn't realize anyone really read my blogsite. I guess they do...I was thinking Steve Tyler, but wrote Steve Perry. At least two people corrected my obvious error. So to those who kept me honest, my gratefullness is "forever yours, faithfully!"
I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH this week. It was worth the price of admission in the first ten minutes. Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis...Bon Jovi's Harley. Springstein's Corvette. All very very cool!

As a teenager, I loved Aerosmith. Even painted their logo on my wall (still can't believe my father let me get away with that one). I spent years trying to understand the words to "Walk This Way." But it all became clear to me two days ago. I saw the original lyrics to Walk this Way in Steve Tyler's own handwriting, and suddenly I understood. The song is sung exactly as it's written. Two days ago I learned that though Steve Tyler may be a talented singer, he's nearly illiterate! I'll give him this though, he can read. He sings it just like he wrote it (not sure that's a compliment)!