Thursday, September 26, 2013

In Search Of The Lost Chord

Tonight I will drag my old bones out of the house and go to the Palace Theater with my rock and roll buddy, Tom, to see the Moody Blues.  I am sure some of you have no idea who they are.  They are one of my favorite bands, I’ve been listening to them since I was a teen-ager in the 60’s and I have seen them many times over the years.  They play wonderful, beautiful music and they can rock and roll with the best of them.  I am excited to see them because their music has been a big part of the soundtrack of my life plus I love to see and hear live music.  I also like doing things with my friend, Tom.  We are both 62 years old and have been friends since we met in high school during 6th period study hall of our sophomore year.  At that time we were 15 years old.  We learned how to drive cars together in a summer school Driver’s Ed class.  I think we drove the teacher a little crazy and probably scared him to death a few times.  Most of my youthful adventures, many of which cannot be talked about in this forum, were with Tom.  He was also the best man in my wedding.  As I think about it I realize that our 47 year friendship is the longest ongoing friendship in my life.  We are both moving a little slower these days but we are still rock and rollers.  Of course, since I will be out after dark tonight, and I may get home as late as 11:00 PM, I will be taking tomorrow as a vacation day.  It is exhausting to be an old rock and roller and to stay up that late!  

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