Being Joe Walsh (Revisited)

Good morning world! What is up? The vaccine has been approved and trucks are rolling out today. Hope is on the way. Today is December 13, 2020 and you made it! It is Sunday, and Hubby is working and I have been fighting withdrawals from the Topamax. Yesterday, I was a crying mess and every bad thought that I have ever had in my life and I had thought I had long since buried, resurfaced. I have to keep reminding myself that it is the medication, to drink water (to flush the liver and water is just good), and steps outside for fresh air. Anyhow, Hubby and I have been talking about the vaccine and we both figure that yes, we take it ’cause by the time there is enough to go around for all people, most of the bugs and side effects will have been addressed, well I hope. So, I opened up my IG account for the month of December as you never know, a family member or old friend could look you up around the holidays. Well, I have not had any friends but a few cool surprises have popped into my social media world (for that handle). Originally, I closed it off, because I just kept getting followed by chicks in lingerie (really) I guess it’s all those spam bots, besides, I had wanted to keep that handle personal. The one thing that I did miss after I closed off my account and made it private was the music I was getting to hear as I always checked out the IG account that has liked or commented on any of my posts. A few days ago, someone I did not know, and still do not, liked a bunch of random posts on my personal account and this morning, I checked out his account. Well, well, well…Dude, thank you for stopping by and getting my attention. I friggin’ dig it! The music is a little Lenny Kravitz a little 9 Inch Nails (Sort of). It’s gritty and do check him out as this guy has the most amazing hair!!! Please press play…

I dig that Les Paul he is slingin’. So glad that he posted live music to Youtube!

His stage name is Afrodiziac and I included a link to his Spotify. Do check him out if you get a chance. Me, I would love to do a photoshoot with him both while he plays live and just a regular, I guess fashion shoot. Gosh, my head is always in the clouds. Well, time to rest. For fun I thought I am reposting an entry from last year. Being Joe Walsh

Thank you dear reader for stopping by and thank you to those few that reached out as it is always much appreciated! Where ever you are going and where ever your journey takes you, get there safely.

Being Joe Walsh – Originally posted April 21, 2019.

I added this as the first post did not have a video. Mr. Walsh and this iconic song! Gotta love it! Just looking at all those beautiful instruments that the band is playing. How could you not watch this back int he 70’s and not want to learn to play guitar or be a band?!?

Did you know that Joe Walsh was in a band called the Herbs?  Me either?  He certainly is an interesting character if anything but boy do I love that guitar riff near the end of Life’s Been Good.  It’s right before the greatest lines that have followed me since my youth and even though I have never been famous nor do I want that, yeah I know I am blogging and broadcasting my innermost feelings here for the world to see but only a few people see them so no harm no foul, right?  Anyhow, these lyrics spoke so much to me:

I go to parties sometimes until four
It’s hard to leave when you can’t find the door
It’s tough to handle this fortune and fame
Everybody’s so different, I haven’t changed
 
They say I’m lazy but it takes all my time
(Everybody say oh yeah, oh yeah)
I keep on goin’ guess I’ll never know why
Life’s been good to me so far
 
Did I go to parties until 4am, yes, and sometimes I couldn’t find the floor. This happened while I was crawling around on it but I was 15 years old and it had been one of the first times I had been drinking. Yes, I have heard, lazy, hypochondriac, all kinds of stuff because of my invisible illness.  I go out and take photos of live music events and such and then post it on social media.  I am not going to lie, There was an MMA fighter that has the same condition that I am recovering from which Cauda Equina Syndrome and she was recently in the news.  I hope and pray that she recovers and can return to the ring as this condition wears many faces and is so different yet so familiar for all of us that have it.  Anyhow, someone made a comment to me that I obviously am not that bad since they see me out from my posts.  If they only knew that I am home alone most of the day and in pain trying to forget about it.  Yeah, I do get to get high but I also have to face down other demons in my life when the pain gets to be too much.  So far so good.  (Still true – 12/13/2020)
 
Another great song for this Sunday morning and I love my Sunday mornings Take the Money and Run by the Steve Miller Band.  I had never really listened to the bass lines and that janky guitar but it made me search out their song The Joker.
 
 
Cause I’m a picker
I’m a grinner
I’m a lover
And I’m a sinner
Playin’ my music in the sun
I’m a joker
I’m a smoker
I’m a mid-night toker
I sure don’t want to hurt no one
 
You’re the cutest thing that I ever did see
I really love your peaches
Want to shake your tree
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time
Ooh wee baby, I sure show you a good time
 
 
Note to all you young guitar guys & gals, check out the video.  The video I found on Youtube is a little wonky ’cause it is from the 70’s but the playing is the shit.  Steve Miller makes these wolf whistles with his guitar, you have probably heard it.  Okay, I get easily amazed and am not a musician.  (Still true! Just watched that video and a few others and do check out Mr. Miller!)
 
It’s Easter Sunday here in the Coachella Valley and the last day of the Coachella Music & Arts Festival.  I made a brave first step last week and reached out to a model for a shoot and she said yes.  Hopefully, I will be ready so I will need to lay low for the next few days to rest.
 
So, has Life Been Good? Yes, life has been good.  I have four great kids, three grand kids with one the way (jus t turned 1 yesterday), I can still walk and feel my legs, albeit with a walker,  I can walk into a weed store in Palm Desert, California and buy pre-rolled joints and craft pot in fancy little snack bags.  How ’bout that?  Yes, there are always going to be some days that are better than others and then there are going to be those days when you get a free Krispy Kreme donut for no reason.   Donuts sound so amazing right now and more coffee.  (Still working on the walking but hey, I am still walking!!!)
 
To you dear reader may you find peace, love and happiness and may the sun shine brightly on you where ever you are today.  Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again.
 
 
 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. That’s terrible you’re suffering so during your withdrawal from Topamax. As I stated on one of your previous posts, these ‘wonder’ drugs often cause more harm than good. And Afrodiziac is great!

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    1. Yes, I have to agree with you on the terrible part but it is getting better each day. So far no crying or bad thoughts today…Yeah, I see posts from other people with chronic conditions and wonder if they are overmedicated.

      Yeah, Afrodiziac, he is pretty good! I listened to him all morning.

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