Thursday, February 10, 2011
It's valentines day and something I love?........
ROD STEWART MY FRIENDS, Rod Stewart. It was the first concert I ever went to and truly, It made an impression on me because many years later - I still remember the moment. He sang brilliantly I thought, obviously spoke to my sentimental heart and I remember him kicking soccer balls off the stage high into the stadium. This guy was way cool. I was in highschool. He was filled with this raspy sexy voice and he wore off beat clothes that made him totally unique. Someone who wears leopard print pants with a striped jacket has confidence written all over. Known for those slim fit stovepipe pants and sharp shoes with then dinner jackets in the later years, he feels what he sings. Apparently Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and James Brown were who he listened to in his teenage years. James Brown payed him an impressive compliment by saying that Rod was the ultimate white blues singer.
Aren't these old images of a rocker in his youth great. I love photography because of what it captures.
Boys, cars and girls. That's how Rod thinks. He admitted it. He currently owns a Ferrari Enzo - Red of course but he has had Lambourgini's in his driveway before too.
He has been married or "together" with many different beauties and boasts some great old friends from the rockstar world. -That's the price of rock star success. You can buy what you like in as many colors as you like, you can love more than 1 person in a life, your profession allows you to meet some interesting and wildly famous people who become dinner guests and if you are brave, you can wear what you want - whenever you want. He serenades his audiences with familiar songs as if its comfort food. And I'm not the only one that still plugs in his CD's in my car.
When I see some of the pictures of him of late - he has aged with greatness. He's not that drop dead gorgeous kind of guy - but he has a likeable quirkiness and the singing surely helps. He has his own style and reamains humbley charming in his interviews. I think that's what makes him like a renaissance man. Perhaps a playboy with all those young beauty's he has married and had fun with - but I am not to judge.
Life takes it twists and turns and success with money allows you to be a bit more reckless than we commoners are allowed! He says he has had a tremendous life and he still does. He says that with his nose, his hair and his voice - he is a god made rock star. He's tried to tame that hair and it does what it wants. Maggie May was the song that changed his music career to something big.
" Wake up Maggie, I think I've got something to say to you" ......Apparently someone has broken his heart in his lifetime and I wonder who this Maggie is anyways?
So for Valentines Day, I share with you something I love. What would Rod give on this special day? I think a bottle of wine and a night in. Don't you think?
Happy Valentines Day. May you all find a little red in your wardrobe this week.