You might think that the title of this post could somehow be related to all the recent news of sexual harassment cases. It is true that almost anything will remind me of a song but in this case it is because I saw a film and I heard a song during the final credits. The song was by The Yayhoos. Turns out that Dan Baird has sometimes performed with The Yayhoos. Who is Dan Baird? Why, he was with the Georgia Satellites and their big hit was "Keep Your Hands To Yourself!
Oh, I thought to myself, I wonder what he is up to these days...I looked him up and just this past year, he was performing with his band in England but became very ill. His bandmates insisted on him going to hospital. (In England, you go to hospital...in the USA you go to THE hospital. Don't ask me why this is said this way.)
Anyway, I was sad to learn that Dan Baird is now battling leukemia. Interesting article about him just here.
Dan is quoted at the end of it by saying about his music, "Just go out there swinging as yourself." I admire people who don't look at current trends or fads but just honestly perform their music as they want to do it, not how others think that they should.
(I still am working on my post about music, my friends. Look out for it, prize winning stuff, I am sure!)
In the meantime, Keep Your Hands To Yourself!
Dan Baird, if you should somehow read this post, I am thinking about you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and to all my American friends! And happy Thursday to the rest of the world!
Sad news, I see that David Cassidy has died. One of the main things I remember about him- he was devastated when a young woman died at one of his concerts as a result of trampling. Seems to me that the press can be very cruel. I found a piece from a newspaper just here. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to have had that wild fame that he had in the 1970's and what it must have been like for someone like him to have to live up to his name for the rest of his life. May he rest in peace.
A u t u m n C o l o r s !