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Drink and drink and drink and drink...
  I think you are the first person who ever commented about my "Drinking Song"! So I thank you for that. My comments about it never making it into the Top 40, or Top 100, or even on the chart described my feeling about it at the time. I always liked it but thought it lacked commercial appeal. Yet it would actually be a fun song to sing in a beer hall, a bar, or even a restaurant that serves wine. One of my favorite lines is:

Drink to the C bomb.
And drink to the anti-C bomb.
And drink to the anti anti-C bomb.
And drink to the D bomb!

That song, and my performance on that tape, are from when I was around 16 years old. I strikes me now that I probably could have had a career as a teenage Cat Stevens or something back then. But part of the problem was that by the time I was 17 the disco era was blooming like a dirty fungus, and there was no more interest in witty singer/songwriters. Everyone just wanted to dance.

"Stayin alive, staying alive. Ah, ah, ah, ah, stayin aliveiaiveaive..."

Tape recorders were the best! I may possibly be the first musician in history to have archived tapes of his music and thoughts from his early teens... especially in such a systematic way. I always hoped that somehow I would achieve some level of fame, and that the early days of my creative life would be of interest to someone, somewhere. But I would recommend to anyone to tape thoughts and even sounds. On some of my tapes just the sound of Manhattan traffic circa 1982 brings back a flood of memories.

Don't you wish Beethoven had a tape recorder?
 
  Author: Von Cello
Eintrag from 06.04.2008
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