Wifey and I did this song ages ago but for whatever reason, never officially released any version of it until now. Here’s the new, final mix and this marks our very first product release, meaning you can buy it everywhere! So, do it. We’ve got another 4 songs in production continuing our MUSIC MADE IN LOVE series which will be coming down the pipeline over the next weeks/months. Learn more about Phillips & Phillips here.
One of my favorite POP bands of all time is ABBA. Yeah, like millions of others around the globe. Anyway, I was exceptionally disappointed to learn that the band refused to let the SPCA use their song “Take A Chance On Me” for what is clearly an excellent (non-profit) cause.
Their decision left me no other option than to reproduce that song and grant free rights to the SPCA to use it. So together with my partner Susy we made an all-new version that’s frankly, ALMOST as good as the original. 🙂
So, that’s whats up. PLEASE SHARE THE CLIP.
Recently my girl Susy’s band U17 needed a drummer on short notice because theirs went away on vacation. Since drums are my favorite instrument and I rarely get to play them (never owned any) I jumped at the chance to sit in. Of course I didn’t know that singing was part if the deal. LOL!
At any rate I’m happy with the result despite never having sang (nor played) any Tina Turner song before and we all got along famously! Here’s the result!
Besides the new struggles living in Los Angeles has introduced to me (I'll bore you with those another time) a new friend named James passed this along to me in a group mailer and strangely enough, it more than resembles/reflects my position I tried to impress upon them during a conversation he, my Susy, his Thijske and an actress named Jennifer (I met at that meeting, see pics below) were talking about. I left that conversation feeling misunderstood and certainly could have done a better job explaining myself as I'd done. This short story does it far better than I managed. Read on...
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.
A tourist complimented the local fishermen
on the quality of their fish and asked
how long it took him to catch them.
“Not very long.” they answered in unison.
“Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?”
The fishermen explained that their small catches were
sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.
“But what do you do with the rest of your time?”
“We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children,
and take siestas with our wives.
In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends,
have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.
We have a full life.”
The tourist interrupted,
“I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!
You should start by fishing longer every day.
You can then sell the extra fish you catch.
With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”
“And after that?”
“With the extra money the larger boat will bring,
you can buy a second one and a third one
and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man,
you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants
and maybe even open your own plant.
You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City ,
Los Angeles , or even New York City ! [
From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.”
“How long would that take?”
“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years.” replied the tourist.
“And after that?”
“Afterwards? Well my friend, that’s when it gets really interesting, ”
answered the tourist, laughing. “When your business gets really big,
you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!”
“Millions? Really? And after that?” asked the fishermen.
“After that you’ll be able to retire,
live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children,
catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife
and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”
“That’s what we are doing now” Replied the fishermen
And the moral of this story is:
........ Know where you're going in life.... you may already be there!!
The Hollywood Hotties…I’m married to one of them, I think. 🙂