Let’s all try something new and exciting this holiday season. I recently helped a couple in Florida that wanted to do something out of the box this year for the holidays. I suggested a Holiday Block Party.
Any real shocks from this evening for me came from those who did not show up. There were a couple of people who knew they were going to win, and they did not make the trip out to Los Angeles. I refuse to believe that they got caught in rush hour traffic as an excuse. Of course, it led to one of the funniest moments of the evening as Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert announced a winner that was not present. So instead, they gave the award to Steve Carrell, and he joined those two in a group hug where they were dancing all over the place.
Separate Ways (1983) – There are a lot of strong drums in it that I like. This is one of their more driven and faster tempo songs. I’m not sure if it’s this music video or another one on this song list, but I couldn’t watch it. To say it was bad would be an understatement. Clearly, and very thankfully, Journey doesn’t need to depend on free beats videos for cd sales. Their music and vocals have gotten them much further.
For years farmers and ranchers have held vigil on this predator that raids the chicken house and kills sheep. Some 90,000 are shot, trapped or poisoned each year by the U.S. government in an effort to protect livestock. It is so unfortunate that we have to kill this beautiful animal rather than learn how to live with it. One of the great things to me about driving down an Arizona road is to see a coyote cross in front of you with the grace of a Fred Astaire on the dance floor. Naturally, I am a big fan of this animal.
The first single on Intuition is Just Like Me and features the rapper keeping rap on the map, T.I. The song is upbeat and likeable. It is the first track on the album, and another five dope songs follow. Then we have the Intuition Interlude and after this point it is all slow jams, covering two themes: loss and heartache, like in Why and Overdose, or getting R.Kelly-level freaky, like in Freak’in Me and Slow.
You can never be too good with women and you can never stop learning. If you have a friend who does particularly well with women don’t be afraid to learn from them or ask them advice.
The acceptance speeches themselves were unspectacular and had the usual jive of thanking families, agents, managers, lawyers, etc. All award shows seem to be in a bigger hurry these days to get the winners off the stage as quickly as possible, so that the show won’t run any longer than it already has. If there was any controversy to be witnessed that evening, it was in Sally Field’s acceptance speech in which she said that if there were more mothers in the world, there were not be any “god damned” wars. That part of the speech was immediately censored by Fox, and silence pervaded the air for a couple of seconds. But when all is said and done, the Emmys still like Field, they really really like her.
As you can see these Top 10 Journey songs have stood the test of time. They are as good today as when they were released decades ago. That truly speaks volumes.