Tuesday, October 22, 2013

On Being An Aging Rock And Roller

Why am I here?  No, I am not having my weekly episode of existential angst.  I am wondering why I am in the office since I went to a concert last night.  Usually when I go to a concert on a school night I take the next day off, not because I need to, but because I can.  This time I decided to tough it out and come to work.  The good news is that my concert was in the city and state where I live.  In my younger days, as a forty something in a mid-life crisis, I sometimes went to concerts in other cities and states and still came to work the next day.  As a sixty something rock and roller, I would now need to get a hotel room, spend the night, and drive home the next morning.  Last night’s concert was the third show I’ve seen in recent months.  I've seen Yes and the Moody Blues.  The person I saw last night was Steve Winwood.  He is probably unknown to some of you but he is huge in the history of the rock and roll music I love.  I saw him for the first time in 2006 with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and again in 2010 with Eric Clapton.  Steve Winwood is most famous for the band known as “Traffic”.  If you ever listen to classic rock radio you have probably heard Steve Winwood’s music.  He first came to public recognition as the teenaged lead singer of the Spencer Davis Group.  It will probably feel like a long work day so I can only hope it will at least be a quiet one.  I am already planning the nap I will take when I get home at the end of the day.  I am praying that my wife won’t drag me to the grocery store after work.   

1 comment:

Diane Hughes said...

(Rock and) Roll with it, baby! I've seen Yes and the Moody Blues (years ago) but never Steve Winwood. Though I do recall spinning some Winwood tunes at the college radio station back in the day.