I had a late lunch with a friend yesterday. During that lunch there was a brief discussion about whether or not I had seen some news about a shark caught on film in the Malibu area. My response was no. We all have a lapse of memory about someone we know from time to time. Most people know that I don’t own a TV. I’ve written about it here on Single of the Day before. I still don’t own a TV. Eventually I’ll get a nice wide screen type of LED screen for watching movies. Until then, I’m pretty content with not having a TV.
I mentioned that I had not seen the story. Or much of any news for that matter. I do have a set of bookmarks in my browser that allow me to click one button and flip thru a bunch of news sites. However, I find myself doing it less and less. Not because I don’t care. More because I’m tired of depressing news. I understand that depression sells. So does misery. I think the reason it sells so well is because we want to feel better about ourselves. I need a break from all the nutty not so great news though.
This post isn’t really about that kind of news. No. Today I was a writing with Heather Bradley. She informed me that our tune has gotten an “I love it!” response from a music supervisor for a major TV show. That’s a great thing. Next step is awaiting word on when it may go in the show and all the resulting paperwork. Or if it drags out a little it ends up getting shopped to another show.
That was a good little snippet of news that related directly to me.
To you it’s more like second hand news. It probably doesn’t even relate to you other than the fact that you’ve come here to here a tune and read up on my musical journey. Hey, I appreciate that in a big way. The more people I connect with and the more you spread the word, the cooler it gets!
Which brings me to Fleetwood Mac. This is a great song about being Second Hand News. Of course they’ve related to how a relationship rolls and how people hear about something thru the grapevine before they hear it from the person they are with. Definitely not the most fun way to hear about a relationship status.
Great lyrics, cool guitar licks, lots of vocal harmonies, and a classic organic rock vibe all rolls together to say, you have to own this for yourself. End of story.