First of all, I have to say that I HAVE ELECTRIC! WOOOO HOOOO!! What a blessing to have it back!
Second, I haven't seen Cory in a week and I see him tonight! I AM EXCITED!!
OK, now onto the opinion stuff.
I debated on whether or not to bring this up... but after driving home from work and hearing "Journey" on the radio... I just couldn't hold it in any longer. I am sorry if I offend anyone by what I'm about to say. We all agree, I hope, that Journey is CLASSIC. Totally timeless. We'll still be listening to it in 30 years and loving it. As long as we are listening to the CLASSIC stuff. This new guy they have singing just doesn't cut it. I'm sorry. It's like calling an apple an orange. This guy (I'm sure he is a really nice guy and all) TRIES to do what Steve Perry didn't even have to think about. It just came naturally. Why on earth would Journey as we know it today... try to bring back something that can't be duplicated? It just isn't working for me. I understand that it's all fun to get back together... but maybe if the original band members were all still around. I just feel like they are downgrading their once timeless essence in the music world... into something lame. Harsh, I know. And honestly, it really doesn't matter what I think... and I know there are a lot of bands who have gotten new members and made it BIG. Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, Lynyrd Skynyrd, to name a few... but I just don't see the new Journey guy (I don't even know his name) carrying on the Legacy of Steve Perry and the rest of the band. (I know, I know... I'm sorry).
Secondly... I haven't really gotten political on this blog. Most of the time I just ramble... I'm sure you know! But I got this YouTube in an email. It was made by a young man (he actually looks like he is younger than me--but I couldn't say for sure) in the Butler, PA area. It's a commercial which is NOT endorsed by the McCain Campaign. It is something he did on his own... (maybe with sponsors or something?). I know there are a TON of views out there - but this makes sense to me. So if you care to view it... I believe it will make you think. It brought a tear to my eye and personally, I hope it will be used as a commercial on National TV. If you don't agree with me, that's fine. We are all entitled to our own opinion - but then... thank goodness we have the freedom to choose, right??