Hi everyone. Hope you are all well and continue to stay that way during this global health crisis we are facing. But in addition to protecting your physical wellness, what are you doing to stay mentally healthy today?
(Image found online. Original source unknown.)
I know we are still facing a serious situation but a new year gives us hope for the new days, seasons, opportunities & moments ahead. Still, music is something that will never change for me. It is my refuge, the most comforting part of my life & the one thing I consistently count on. So until a more normal semblance of life returns, I am going to share a song I listen to that helps me escape the current state of things, if only for a few minutes each day. And if this helps anyone else, even better.
This week drummer Simon Kirke will celebrate birthday #72. He is from two of my favorite bands, Free (“All Right Now” Day 182) and Bad Company (“Can’t Get Enough” Day 413, “Rock & Roll Fantasy” Day 80, “Simple Man” Day 358) and today’s song.
Kirke was born on July 28, 1949 in England. Around age 17 he met guitarist Paul Kossoff and joined the band he was in. Both men left in 1968 to form Free where Kirke met up with his nearly lifelong bandmate, Paul Rodgers. They would form Bad Company together in 1973. Here’s to 100 more birthdays to Simon Kirke and 100 more years of Bad Company music.
“Well I was the crazy fool
Who followed you home from school
I was hoping that you would know
But you had to go breaking my heart“.
Top: Free circa 1970 (L-R): Paul Rodgers, Paul Kossoff, Simon Kirke and Andy Fraser. Bottom: Bad Company circa 2010 (L-R): Howard Leese, Simon Kirke, Paul Rodgers, Todd Ronning. (Images found online. Original sources unknown.)
Bad Company: “Love Me Somebody” (1976, written by Paul Rodgers).
I do not own the rights to anything. I am just sharing what I love and how I am coping with you.