Yesterday I spent a little time at a friend’s pad in Santa Monica. It was a potluck event for the viewing of the World Cup finals. It’s a great group of friends. While I will admit that I’ve never really ever watched a full soccer game all the way thru, I will say that it was much more exciting than I imagined. I don’t know if I need to attribute that to the fact that it was a high stakes World Cup type of thing.
I will concede that I was not rooting for any side in general. There was a part of me that wanted to see the underdogs win, the Dutch. Unfortunately during the play of the game I was a bit taken aback by the fact that they were extremely physical in attacking the other team with kicks that seemed a tad overboard. There was one such kick that surprised me when it didn’t yield a red card. The kick I’m referring to is the one where a Dutch player completed a flying karate style kick to the chest of a Spanish player. It was plainly obvious the kick was not going for the ball and was intended to injure the other player. I’m all for playing hard, but that actually had me lose a little respect for the players in orange as it was highly unnecessary.
Either way, I’ll probably end up spending a bit more time catching a soccer game or two.
Afterward, I caught a concert in the park in Woodland Hills. Followed by a house concert / party where I was asked to perform a few songs. Then finished off the evening with another concert at the Key Club in Hollywood with the Spazmatics.
Since I have the game on my mind and a little bit of humor and nostalgia from all of yesterday’s events, I’m gonna run with Queen’s Play The Game. While the song itself is all about the game of love, I’m relating it more to the game of life. The quality going on in any given Queen song should be self evident. Amazing vocals and melodies, fantastic drumming, guitar playing and bass. It’s an overachievers dream.
If you’re not familiar with them, you should be. Go forth and get their music now (by legal means). Then get out and enjoy the game.