Funny how right at the end of summer things really start to kick in in terms of getting things done. I wonder why that is. Is it because people fear the end of the year is coming up? I don’t know.
Talking to another friend yesterday was like listening to a whirlwind attempting to save the world in a day or something. I think they had scheduled about 10 places to be and do in a day. That’s an awful lot of places to be. As they say, it’s like they live life as a ghost. Never in a spot for more than an hour.
Not long ago that was me. Actually, on a very rare occasion I do it. But I don’t like doing it. I prefer to give the people I deal with time to be human and interact. Suppose that sounds funny because I have a tendency to do a lot of communication via phone, IM, and internet. However, nothing beat face to face interaction. I don’t care who you are – that’s how I relate best. Face to Face.
Thus, because of that I do what I can to not schedule something in multiple cities that are too far apart. I will take my time to hang with people. I will think things thru, even if it seems like I’m acting on impulse. I do it to keep my sanity. I don’t like feeling frazzled. Actually I don’t know anyone that likes feeling frazzled. Do you?
Here’s a nice little ditty from a band that once ruled the charts. I’m not the one. Obviously geared towards one person speaking to another about their relationship. People like to know that they’re wanted. They like when something they like spend time with them. I don’t think there’s escaping that part of human nature. It’s burned into out DNA.
People can read all the self-help books, go to counseling, watch Oprah, what have you. None of that will matter if you feel like you’re walking on eggshells dealing with another person. It also doesn’t work in a matter of being accusatory either. I think that’s the gist behind the lyrics of I’m Not The One. I harken it to be a calm collected voice speaking reason to someone who is being unreasonable. It’s interesting that the music matches it to. That’s prosody! That’s the genius of music and those who know how to make it happen with such clarity.
If I’m not mistaken Ric Ocasek is a mental genius of some sort. I read somewhere he has a super high IQ over 140 or something. Anyone have the facts on that? Maybe that’s why The Cars had such great songs?
if you don’t have any of The Cars in your library, why? Don’t you like history? At least music history of the past 3 decades?