There’s a common phrase that gets used when you want to metaphorically call someone stupid. The lights are on but no one is home. I know that’s something I’ve been experiencing with one particular person in terms of my career recently. No matter how many times I tell them to be fully up front with things, that I can take whatever news they have, even bad news, they still attempt to tart it up and essentially starts giving me misinformation. That creates frustration. Frustration leads to anger, anger leads to retracting from business.
In another example, last night I was at a local theater catching the new Adam Sandler movie “I now pronounce you Chuck and Larry”. I was in line to get popcorn and a drink. Oh how I’m not used to that – the standing in line part. Mind you all the lines for refreshments were about 6 people deep. Most of the movies were about to start, showing trailers, or just getting started. Thus lots of the people in line were getting antsy. I wasn’t in a rush as it’s pointless to get bent out of shape at a point like that.
However the guy in front of me was getting entirely way too upset. Actually he was a tad oversized to the point of being obese. He was unbearable, complaining out loud to anyone that would listen that all the lines were moving to slow. Especially the one he was standing in, in front of me. In other words, he was upset he couldn’t get his large soda and tub of hot buttered popcorn and candy right that instant in order to settle himself into a chair for his movie. He was getting so worked up about it that he was actually starting to hyperventilate and sweat profusely.
The employee that was working the line we were in certainly wasn’t the brightest star in the bunch, but really is an extra minute out of your day going to kill you when all you’re doing is rushing to some entertainment? In the end the oversized ungentleman switched to a different line and got served at exactly the same time I did thanks to him getting pissed off at someone he felt was stupid. Go figure.
BTW, the movie was funny.
Today’s song is called Nobody Home. The subject matter isn’t exactly the same as my little dribbles of story. What I enjoyed about the music is that it has a raw quality that I might liken to a young musician following in the footsteps of a Bob Dylan like path. Eamonn gives me a feeling that he’s mixing a young Dylan with some rockabilly type musical sense. While its not the most polished sound on the planet it’s certainly a good sound. There’s something captivating.
I like the raw quality, it works wonders for this style. It’s one of those things where you can’t polish it too much or it wouldn’t work right. Another thing that carries it is the confidence he has. Without confidence you can’t sing slightly off in spots and have it remain something you’d want to listen to. What’s the big surprise in all this? It’s not from America! It’s an American sound coming out of Ireland via a German label. How’s that for global? Enjoy and explore the rest of Eamonn’s material. He’s got two CD’s.