Yesterday I was mentioned in a blog post about Ashton Kutcher. Yes, that topic was discussed at lunch the day before. Yes, I did say that.
The interesting thing is I wasn’t expecting that to happen. The only thing more intense would have been if it had only been an hour or so after I said it or something, rather than 24. It is flattering to mentioned in something like that as I’m fully aware of the fact that it probably became a huge topic of discussion on the net. That’s where the traffic will flow.
With cell phones becoming the new mobile computers it’s really darn close to being too accessible. Last night I was in a movie and got a text from a friend I hadn’t heard from in a few weeks. Fortunately I’m one of those people who don’t leave the ringer on. However, I’m concerned about the number of people that will whip their cell phone out in the middle of a movie theater and hold it out or up to reply to a text or answer the phone. No, I didn’t do that, I got up and walked out to reply.
I’m sure things like that will only get more prevalent. Interestingly though, people like Ashton seem to get it right. He and Demi will let us into their weird little world in little bits and pieces to make it seem like we’re getting a glimpse of them. However, I’m willing to bet that even he has privacy, and that he would get up and walk out of a movie to answer an important text or phone call. Even more so, I’d be willing to be he’d wait until he was done with what he was doing. He’s not stupid.
So while instant life can be intoxicating, there is a lot to be said for taking time to actually live it.
Which brings me to a classic from an era gone by. The Eagles. Hell it seems like I’ve done a lot of older and classic rock this week. Maybe all of life’s riddles have been answered in older rock music. Nah, there’s always someone that can come up with something newer. But for now… The Eagles have a song that was big and all about getting caught up on the bleeding edge of doing everything and doing it now.
The cool thing about this song is the guitar riffs. Slamming guitar tones played with killer melodic abandon. It’s awesome. Couple that with a raspy voice telling a compelling story over the top of it and there’s a winning combination. The bass and the drums are also pumping out unique grooves. That’s the kind of thing that helps set songs apart from each other., getting unique parts to work together. The Eagles were a band that did that over and over again.
Don’t have The Eagles? Go explore now.