I wrote the stuff below 3 years ago and I never went back to it. Nobody reads anyway so I will release as is. In hope my friends find this.
When you are as old as I am and lived a long time in two different cities, there will inevitably be friends you lose touch with. Sometimes caused by burnout sometimes because it fades away. When you get to this fossilized state that I am in, you realize that some people you do lose touch with leave you things that you are still appreciative of. I am talking about things that you learned to enjoy and still enjoy that you may not have discovered without them. In some cases it is another friend but it can be music, movies or a certain sport.
I have been thinking about this for a while. That is paying tribute to friends who I am not in touch with despite all the modern social networks that were not around in the 80s. Friends who leave you a gift that keeps on giving. A lasting appreciation of certain artists and albums that you would not discover on your own. Your life long enjoyment of something you owe solely to word of mouth from somebody you happened to be friends with.
Bernard Lakowski and Adrian Lakowski- Two brothers from a huge family.
music- early Dire Straits, 60s Dylan , World Party, The The , The Housemartins , Paul McCartney and Wings Venus and Mars, Hoodoo Gurus, CCR beyond Greatest Hits, Van Morrison Moondance, Spencer Davis Group
Concerts I saw with Bernard: Bob Dylan , Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, King Sunny Ade,
Music: 80s Dylan, Meatloaf Bat Out of Hell,
TV even deeper appreciation of WKRP and Star Trek .
Concerts we saw together- Randy Newman, Joe Jackson, Ry Cooder and David Lyndley, Jay Leno
John Kilpatrick/ Colin MacFarlane -
music: progressive rock, 70s Genesis, Marillion
Concerts we saw together - Marillion, Supertramp , The Motels
Music: Tom Waits.
Where I know him from: Langara classmate. Philosophy. Prof Bonnie Strickland.
Music- Lou Reed New York, Surfing With The Alien Joe Satriani, Captain Sensible
Concerts we saw together- Kiss, Stanley Jordan, Randy Newman
Shyest guy you will ever meet. I left his last name out because I testified against him in court.
This list does not include people who I am still in contact with after all this time. They should be appreciated too. Join your song of the day. It has been a while since my last blogpost here in blogspot. Should you want more, I post more regularly in Get Real Philippines.