Sometimes it helps to be reminded that opportunities still come along. Every time a coach gets fired in the sports world I think of that. It happened (again) in Montreal last week, when Claude Julien was let go from my beloved Canadiens and replaced by Dominique Ducharme. Sad for Claude, but opportunity knocks for Dominique. Sometimes you just have to bide your time, do the work, keep learning, and be ready when the moment comes.
Everything can change in an instant.
For the better.
It’s on my mind these days as I look at music and life and everything here in Covidia. It can feel like you’re trapped in a box sometimes and there’s no way out. No way forward. And if you’re like me, those moments can become overwhelming. I have to be pretty vigilant about not losing my stuff when the weight of it all closes in – the uncertainty about music (which existed long before Covid, but the pandemic isn’t helping), trying to figure out what to do with myself, worrying about the future. The example of Dominique Ducharme (and those of Emi Martinez, Tom Brady, and Travis Barker) serves as a good reminder that it only takes one break to turn it all around.
My little Taye Pro X provided a fun example in the studio last week too.
Elsewhere on this week’s episode I’m revealing my favourite Van Morrison song. I’m also sharing some much appreciated listener feedback (if you have comments, questions, or recommendations, share them here). Finally, we’re Spinnin’ once again. This time it’s Detroit Stories – the eclectic, diverse, and very cool new album from Alice Cooper.
Many thanks as always for listening! Again, I would dearly appreciate positive reviews and ratings on your favourite podcast platforms if you’re so inclined. Enjoy the episode, and if you’re struggling to see a way forward right now, remember that opportunity still knocks. Have faith and be ready when your time comes.
In the meantime, here’s some new Alice for your listening/viewing pleasure.