This is a love song… written for all of those that I love. My Family, My Tribe, My Friends. Cheers to the memories that made us who we are today. Thank you for the light you have brought to my life
When I was 18ish, I came up with this notion, an Idea, that I was a collector of people. I deduced this because at the time, I had many great friends who I considered to be the cream of the crop. Little did I know that this idea would lead to the collective awesomeness that is my tribe today.
I consider myself lucky, many of those people who I held so dear, from that part of my life, are still in my life. And many, many more have come since then! After a while I realized that the tribe of which I belong to, collected me and continues to collect the most amazing people, not the other way around.
So, what does this have to do with a love song? A while back I was FreeStyling in my truck (A.K.A. CloudKicker) when my favorite song “The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy)” by Simon and Garfunkel flew out of my mouth over the top of one of my all time favorite beats”Get Involved” by Pete Rock. I enjoyed it so much that I actually laughed at myself, picturing Simon and Garfunkel’s disapprove at my use of their lyrics.
When I got home and found the house empty, I figured I would record it. Why not, it sounded fun. As I let my version take shape, floods of memories started to come to mind. I got all choked up, thinking of all of the amazing friends, that I consider as close to me as family, and all the many amazing memories we have made.
When I first thought of writing a blog about this song. I was inspired to write all of the many people who came to mind while I wrote this song. I decided against it for two reasons. First, because the list would be pages long and Second, because I don’t have their permission to list their names and I respect their privacy. That being said, chances are, if you are reading this, this song goes out to you and the many memories we have made and have yet to make together. I love you!
For more details on the song, Go to Phantom Tollbooth Records.
P.S. I don’t own the rights to this song or these images. Special thanks to Simon and Garfunkel! You got me through childhood!!! And Pete Rock, you are an inspiration!