On Reassurance

Reassurance. We usually get it from people with a similar point of view. People of like-minds. But….

If you want total reassurance that you are correct in your point of view, have a conversation with someone whose is completely opposed to your point of view. I have a friend who has completely opposite viewpoints on, well, just about everything. So how can we be friends you ask? We both enjoy the dialogue. And even though we don’t agree with each other we do respect each others views. Instead of the sycophantic reassurance of like-minded people our reassurance comes from the way we challenge each other which forces us to think about and think through why we believe what we believe. Iron does sharpen iron.

Like the old proverb –

“Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.” ~ Proverbs 27:17

And if you like 70’s era Chicago and Toto then you’ll like this band. Enjoy the song Iron Sharpens Iron by GLAD.

Forgotten 80’s – part 2

Another forgotten one-hit wonder was by the synth-pop band that went by the name EBN-OZN. They had one hit that proved that learning your vowels never goes out of style. AEIOU Sometimes Y was a hit in 1983. Like many one-hit wonders it was a bizarre song that deserved is danceable hit status. The group was made up of Ned Liben and Robert Rosen. Their only album that was released was titled Feeling Cavalier(I still have it on cassette). Even though the group was only formed in 1981 the duo went their separate ways in 1985. Ned Liben died in 1998 of a Heart Attack. Robert Rosen changed his name to Robert Ozn and is now working as a writer, producer in the film industry. So without further fanfare enjoy AEIOU SOMETIMES Y. 🙂

The Forgotten 80’s

The 80’s was a magical time for music. In many ways it was the return of one-hit wonders at the end of radio’s glory days. So this may be the start of a new series. The forgotten 80’s. What about some of that fun music and what happened to the synth artists of the “New Wave”?

Today I’m featuring a really fun song called DANCING IN HEAVEN (Orbital Be-Bop) by band Q-Feel. The band only had one album and this song was their one hit from 1982. The song was featured in the film Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. The band was active between 1981-1984. The lead singer Martin Page went on to some solo success and is still active today.
C’mon everyone, “Slow, slow, quick, quick, slow…” Keep dancing in heaven. Enjoy. 🙂