Personally, I've had an eventful year. Went on a vacation to Florida, was promoted to Vice President at work, bought a new house and continue to sing in my quirky duo. I'm still alive....that should have been the lead.
A couple of months ago, I saw a story on CBS Sunday Morning (or 60 minutes) about a singer/songwriter named Rodriguez. Won't go into too much, but long story short it was about a man now in his 70's who was like the Bob Dylan of South Africa (even though he was/is American). His music came out in the 1970's and became HUGE in South Africa and he NEVER knew it. At one point the rumor was he was dead. He's not. A documentarian found him living in near poverty in Detroit and now there's a documentary about him. I didn't do the story justice, but I bought his famous CD and it's WONDERFUL. It's an amazing story and his music is great. He's really like Dylan but you can understand his lyrics.
|Great Music Story of 2012|
Iphones....okay, this is embarrassing, but over Thanksgiving I bought my first smartphone. Until then I was using a fancy flip phone. Seriously, I loved my flip phone and took pride in annoying people with my old technology. Like everyone knows, iphones are amazing.
I had the honor of seeing Oprah and David Letterman in person in Muncie, Indiana. Dave is a Ball State Alum and hosts a series each year wherein he lures a famous person to Muncie to be interviewed in the university theatre. He's interviewed Ted Koppel and Rachel Maddow....this year is was Oprah Winfrey...in exchange for her in person interview in Muncie, he appeared on her show. So, Dave interviewed Oprah...it was amazing. He was so lovely and personable, but Oprah was larger than life. Gail was even in the crowd. Oprah answered all questions about her childhood and Dave was amazed with her candor. In fact, the live interview went long. The weird university president came on stage twice to try to rush them....who rushes Oprah and Dave? What a surreal afternoon with two iconic media giants.
|Oprah at Ball State University....awesome|
So, to close...Gangnam Style.