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I was able to catch up on the Rock and Roll HoF nominees while at the airport yesterday. Janet Jackson’s plea last year to increase diversity seems to have been heard, a little. While working through a podcast covering the nominees and projections for who’s in, who’s in first ballot (Biggie), I found few surprises. But I was surprised when the conversation turned to Dave Matthews Band.

How could their be any doubt?

You may not like them. But that’s music. This is the Hall of Fame and they are one of the oat consistently successful and famous bands of my lifetime. Sales. Tours. Memorable songs.

And then they played this. And I haven’t stopped singing it for what’s now 27 hours. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for the list below. But tonight, I’m singing American Baby until my eyelids droop to close.



Do you remember when this song was written? Why it was written?

Feels kinda relevant today in the US to me.

“Matthews wrote this song the day after George W. Bush won re-election for US president in 2004. Matthews did not support Bush, and was encouraging others with his views not to give up hope. He told Rolling Stone: “The inspiration to that song, in part, is that we shouldn’t lose sight of ourselves or of what makes this country great while we’re fighting over how to defend it.”

“I’m very much in love with this country,” Matthews, who was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, added. “I certainly consider myself liberal, which to me just means that I want to embrace the differences between people, as well as the similarities, because I think that’s what makes us spectacular. America has a lot of bitter past and a lot of suffering in a short period of time. It’s got a lot of young ghosts and still-open wounds, but there’s a magic in America that I love, and that’s one of the reasons I feel so strongly about speaking my mind. I’ll fight in my way for America.”

The video is gold.

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Sometimes…things, videos, clips, all, just speak for themselves. #iamgrateful and #iamthankful for Graham Norton getting what matters and brings us all together on days when sometimes, life and trends are trying to do the opposite.

Jump on it.

May any hill we all climb together, as a crew, a gang, be, at the very list, sugary by nature (not cause I hate ya.)


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Give it the five minutes.

#iamgrateful and #iamthankful to Kieren McCarthy for sharing this one. Made me crack up. Nice and simple. Why? “Oh, I think you know … “

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If you were taught well, teach well. If you weren’t taught, teach yourself first, then get to teaching well.

Teach your children well,

Their father’s hell did slowly go by,

And feed them on your dreams

The one they picks, the one you’ll know by.

Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry

,So just look at them and sigh

And know they love you.

#Iamgrateful and #Iamthankful … for Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young

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TMLFYI… | Uniting Work and Life

I was asked to do this video for work. If they’re going to make me do something like this, I’m going to make it my own. And nothing is more my own, than you.

You steal the show.



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