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I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard …
Johnny Cash took only three voice lessons before his teacher advised him to stop taking lessons and to never deviate from his natural voice.
Do you remember the old HBO movie intro? Back in the 80’s when I was a kid my brother would turn a movie on and this would play. I remember watching this opening scene like it was yesterday! I especially loved the part where the colorful lines move around the edge of the O.
Sometimes we want things to be the way they were before. Simpler. Videos like this remind me of what it was like when I was a kid and didn’t have the worries of today. It reminds me of where I was at the very instant I saw it the first time. I was roughly 6 years old, and in the lap of my “granny” (great grand mother) who was around 92 at the time. She had a rocker that she always sat in that was in front of the TV. I remember sitting there with her many times watching The Price is Right, and even Days of our Lives – until I got bored with it and ran off to do something else. But Bob Barker sure could keep my attention! Especially when they played Plinko!
We didn’t even have HBO. This was back in the day of the cable boxes with the turn dial. My brother, who is 8 years older than me, had figured out that if you stuck a piece of cardboard behind the dial, turned the channel between HBO and whatever was next to it, and SMACKED the side of the box, HBO would come in crystal clear! As a 6 year old I was pretty amazed at this magic.
I remember the azaleas in my granny’s front yard, and the white rocks that I had never seen anywhere else. I remember the shed in the back yard that we used to climb up on and JUMP off of. You should have seen granny fly! Kidding, hahaha … my and friends and cousins were the ones doing the jumping. I remember the spicket (spigot) in the back yard that I was standing near when I got into a minor fight with some boy – the first and last time I have ever fought anyone (I’ve come close a few times!). I remember my granny making biscuits by hand with no measurements on the bare kitchen counter in her old drafty house with single pane windows and flaking paint.
There was something so simple about it all. Peaceful. Fun. Comforting.
But then things changed. Age 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 …. My granny died. Family members got into a fight and put each other in ICU. My family fractured. I wasn’t allowed to see my grandmother. I got picked on and bullied in school. My mom wouldn’t work and I dropped out of school in 9th grade and got a full time job to eat.
As I got older I realized the world was not all biscuits and azaleas. You toughen up …. some maybe to the point of being closed off, bitter, jaded, cynical, etc.[Read more…] about CEO Daily Update — 8.28.2020