There are lots of pros and cons about the past solar eclipse. I think it is cool. I did not go to see it. There are plenty of beautiful images online to see. I can think of eclipses in my life though. One of them was Joe Strummer. His voice had an eclipse on my feelings as a youngster. As for many others, he changed my life. Their first 1977 LP The Clash pushed all the right bottoms and was special for many underground characters. His voice woke me from my slumber. I experienced them at the Santa Monica Civic on their first US tour, Wow!
It has been forty years and he still moves through my heart and mind. All those feelings; to be authentic, real, and alive. To create things uniquely and roughly with your own hands. Forty years of punk rock and I did complete my four Punk@lullabys... My little celebration … and it happened and all worked out as I planned.
It feels good to know that my celebrating is more inward as an honest accomplishment for punk ideology that still pulls through this oldster.
I am happy and say happy Birthday Joe and thank you!
I have another eclipse moment today. My youngest is taking a pre-calculus EXAM FINAL at UCLA today. He is 16 and wants to be a civil engineer. Wow !