In the last year or so I have kept up a daily communication with my old business partner and "Fearless American Weirdo" Danny Barnes. It's been a wild mix of medias: iPod pics, tetxts, emails and YouTube links. We hardly speak in fact except at the odd Bad Livers reunions (next one and last one on the books, Novemeber 20, Old Town School of Folk, Chicago IL, double bill with the Hot Club of Cowtown.)
Here's a typical chestnut of wisdom from him:
"the stanford research institute says that the money you make in any endeavor is determined only 12.5 percent by knowledge and 87.5 percent by your ability to deal with people."
later another quote is "what you will become in five years will be determined by what you read and who you associate with."
Frankly, that explains a lot to me!!
Here's one of the many bands he's been hipping me too as well:
Danny's got a new CD coming out in the fall, and it's a breathtaking master work. No foolin'. Check it out.