How many times have you created a plan to get something done. You have it all planned out, down to the T and figured now if so and so gets their part done, you’re good to go. That’s were the most conflicts tend to arrive. When so and so doesn’t pull through on what they say they will. Then it tosses a monkey wrench into the whole situation and everything gets shot to shit or put on hold indefinitely. Until you can either find someone else that knows how to do the job or the original person gets their act together.
One thing is, how do you end up trusting the original person who threw the monkey wrench in and botched up the machine? From that point forward it becomes really difficult. Don’t you think? Plans I’ve had in motion for the past 7 months have been constantly getting botched. I finally started branching out and finding other people to do the job of the first person who screwed everything up (are you following that). At the end of this week I’m going to pull the first person from the task and ask them to return everything. We’ll see how that goes. Needless to say it’s disappointing.
I guess I’ve been lulled into a false sense of how most businesses operate. I’m used to a company called CD Baby. The most beautiful thing about CD Baby is that they under-promise about everything. What’s good about under-promising? Well, because they end up over delivering. In other words they tell you what you’ll pay for a certain level of service, then they go over and above the level of customer service that you’re used to. The sad thing in America is that customer service has dwindled in the past several years. It’s atrociously bad.
That’s what my current problem comes down to. I was promised a certain level of service. Silly me for expecting exactly what was promised.
I’m willing to bet the Dave Grohl probably feels the same way when it comes to matters of Nirvana. I mean hear comes a band that ended up rearranging the face of the music world. Now, years later, you have an ex band members wife, who really had nothing to do with the band or the music, that is gunking up everything that you helped create. That’s gotta be a major bummer.
What impresses me about Dave Grohl is that everything he seems to get involved in rockets to the top of the charts. It’s like he’s got the midas touch. If you don’t know who midas is, you need some to go kick your parents in the shins for not telling you the bedtime story and no, I’m not referring to the muffler shop. I wasn’t a fan of Foo Fighters right off the bat, but the more I heard them and the more stories I heard about Dave Grohl, the more I had to listen and appreciate.
Its hard to pick one Foo Fighters song to showcase, but since I’m going through the shit I’m going through, I figure this was as good as any. The impressive thing is the shout/singing in the bridge. Dave does that on several songs. I wish I knew how he pulls that off night after night. Cause that type of singing would rip me to shreds. The other thing I love about his playing is the vibe he can present. What do you think?
What’s your story of monkey wrenched?
(** Disclaimer: If Dave or his label decides to throw a Monkey Wrench into my blog, I’ll have to crank the audio of the server. The post will remain to show that I’m not happy with people tossing monkey wrenches in plans. **)