|image by DAN HILL/ see photo credits|
Let's see....where was i?...Oh yeah...sweat?....no,no.no....before that? ...'ah... Music?...yeah, music....cool....music!
'Ah...'ah'....clearing my throat.....[changing,...said with power, deeper and with dignity, you know, like a real news reporter]...Now, as for music.....SMILE, .....well, where the ?? you know is it? 'Inquisitive Minds Wanna Know' as they usta say in those really cool and weird tabloids, way back when.
I see that many musicians are being more creative, confused and even kinda angry at it all....the lack of gigs, clubs, wages, opportunities to perform. It's sure not the same as in the '70's. Steve always played 6 nights a week,had a great income, was kinda famous even and yes, 'Chicks for Free'. People stay home and party more now,watch T.V. instead of going out to clubs. Club owners are hurting and getting young musicians to perform for free....I understand...and why not? They have to survive/eat too.
At some clubs, Steve regularly performed at bands are being replaced by D.J.s strip shows and nudity....always a sure winner. Drugs are everywhere seems like too. It's very sad for us and we're safe and staying home away from it all.
PHOTO CREDITS: This image of Steve was taken by DAN HILL at THE OLYMPIA FARMER's MARKET, probably about 3 years ago....the band was called 'The C Notes'...PAT COLE/guitar/vocals and JOHN CARLITON/vocals/guitar.
This is the way it was, but things have changed. Here's DIRE STRAITS with 'Money For Nothing' [thanks TOXICxRAIN 34].