A Loss and a Gain in Rock ‘n’ Roll

Or, in my case, too many gains in rock…..

As many of you have heard, Casey Kasem died over the weekend. I won’t bother to eulogise him, as others have done far better jobs than I could ever do. I will say this – I remember many a weekend morning, busily involved with my father on the project du jour (car repairs, work on the house, tending the gardens – yes, multiple – and many others), with Casey as the soundtrack in the background. While it took a while for me to fully appreciate the long-distance dedications, I always knew that they were something special. His sign-off was the best I’ve heard to this day, and should be everyone’s personal motto – “Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars”. To be a bit sappy, I guess I could say that Casey has finally touched those stars he reached for every week. He really was a key part of my youth, and his passing hurts, even though it frees him from the ill health and personality conflicts he was subjected to in recent years. Godspeed, Casey – you’ll be remembered far beyond many of those one-hit-wonders you featured.

In a bit of personal news, the wife ended up going off to the hospital, leaving me a nervous wreck here at home. She’s been fighting what we thought was a bad stomach/intestinal virus. Nope – gallstones. So guess who gets promoted to head of household indoors AND out? So – he says again (sigh) – don’t be surprised at periods of silence. As long as her work co-operates, most (if not all) monetary outlays should be covered (thank GOD and Medicare!), but if they get twitchy, they might can her for “too much time off”. So the next few weeks are gonna be VERY interesting, to say the least!

That’s it for this update. Have a great week, and until next time, keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars. And keep your computers tuned right here! :D

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6 Responses to A Loss and a Gain in Rock ‘n’ Roll

  1. tom says:

    Wishing wifey a speedy recovery.

  2. Elyse says:

    Hope she has an easy surgery and recovery!

  3. fasab says:

    Hope the Missus recovers soon. In the meantime this is your chance to get rid of some of those cushions that make it impossible to sit on the sofa. Go on man, you can do it :)

  4. Archon's Den says:

    Lithotripsy?? I’m tuned to the right computer, but I’ll have to adjust the time differential. :?

  5. aFrankAngle says:

    Best wishes for Tamy’s recovery … so in her absence, remember Kasey’s advice.

  6. benzeknees says:

    Hope wifey is feeling better! Gallbladder ops are quite simple nowadays with all the laparoscopic instruments. I was in & out of the hospital in the same day & not too long for recovery either. She will feel so much better with it taken care of!

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