Forever YounGaga…

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga

The Staples Center in Los Angeles recently hosted the 53rd annual Grammy awards.  I didn’t watch it but I note with great interest there is a new Lady in town.   Ms. Antebellum … there is not enough room for two “Ladies”, so I suggest to you girl, that this is your”15 minutes”  and then please go away.

…and if we give Lady Gaga a little more time she will own all the record companies, movie companies and television networks combined.  She will  go public and will generate more money than even Mark Zuckerberg can dream of.  She is a marketing and entrepreneurial genius.  She is the woman.  She is a machine.  She is it…way to go girl.  She is f*cking brilliant!

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…and I don’t like her music.

Neil Young

Neil Young is the man.  He won in the Rock Song category with “Angry World”.   Other winners that I recognize were John Legend and Eminem.  Winners like this new impostor”Lady”, Train and Bruno Mars (does he fight in the light weight division?) I haven’t got a clue who they are or what their music is like.

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I added the above picture of my daughter with some lead singer of an Irish band in this mix because I think his band won a few Grammys along the way.  I like his band and I love my daughter.

I like music…all kinds of music.

Recently four old friends have come back into my life through Facebook.  One lives in the Republic of California, one in  Hawaii, another in Key West and the other in New Bedford.   They are all artists and at the end of this post I will list their contact information, web site and blog address.

Jimmy Sherrington

Three were in a “jug band”, and they called themselves the”Bengas 3″.  My old friend from California included a picture of them in one of his posts on his blog.   My high school friend, killed in Vietnam, is on the far right.  We were both conscripted into military service the same day, the Army for him and the Marine Corps for me.  Many years later, visiting the “Wall”and touching his name etched into it …I cried.  Not sure if it was for him alone or for all 58,245.  My Marine Corps experience is for another time.

Back to the Bengas 3, the gentleman on the left was the “manager”.

Then it was my old friend from Hawaii that reminded me of the days and nights listening and going to  concerts featuring the likes of  Geoff and Maria Muldaur, Spider John Koerner,  and Tom Rush.  Days and nights from the sixties  are somewhat difficult to remember.

Spider John Koerner

All my life I  claimed that I had gone to a ” first tour of the States, ‘Stones’ concert”, but all I could remember was that it was in a cold, dirty venue with chicken wire around the stage.  I could not remember where it was and who I went with.  Fast forward to two years ago when my brother was running for re-election in the Town of Dartmouth.  I was holding a sign at one of the polling places and my sister at another.  Standing next to my sister was a guy that was holding a sign for the opposition.  He turned to my sister and asked if she was related to the Carney running for re-election and she said she was his sister.  He then asked if she knew a Danny Carney and my sister, once again, said that’s my brother too.  He then asked would he be in town holding a sign somewhere else and she told him where I was.  About thirty minutes later a car pulls up to where I was standing and this guy gets out of the car … “Danny is that you.”  Everyone called me Danny in those days.  “Remember me?… the last time I saw you was when we went to a Rolling Stones concert at the old Providence Ice Rink with Skip…”.  Bingo … it all fell into place … I knew it… I actually did go to a “Stones” concert in the sixties.  Don’t remember much about it but I now had confirmation that I did  go.

Now … my old friends and others my age … might you have  a similar problem remembering what happened to you back then?

Music is alive today…it is Neil Young and Lady Gaga … it is my new favorite female singer “Adele” and it still is … the “Stones” … just discover and appreciate it all …

Bengas 3

…for music is a soulful experience inspired by a creative, loving and sometimes troubled spirit.

…and … may it keep you forever young

May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy

Bob Dylan

May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

Bob Dylan

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3 Responses to Forever YounGaga…

  1. Carol says:

    Nice…Love that part about Henry I cried too when I found his name on the wall.

  2. Mark says:

    I have also had an emotional time in front Henry and a high school friend at the Wall.
    Much of the sixties are a blur for me also but I like to kid myself “forever young”

  3. Mark Southworth says:

    I, too, spent an emotional moment in front of Henry and a high school buddy at the ‘Wall”.
    I now, try to fool myself into believing that I am “forever young”
    Must go now, to listen to some Dylan.

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