They have been a band longer than they haven't. They have survived the changing trends in music for nearly six decades. They withstood various line-up changes, and even the death of a band member. Yet, like a fine wine, The Rolling Stones have gotten better with age.
I quit smoking in February of this year, but after I watched the 2012 American Music Awards, I wanted to go buy a pack of cigarettes, rip the filters off, and smoke it like my Father is making me smoke the whole pack as punishment.
If the twenty-something woman strumming an acoustic guitar on the corner of 4th and Congress was singing for her supper Thursday, she undoubtedly went home hungry that night. Folks, welcome to Austin, Texas, Live Music Capital of the World.
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence." That's what Martin Luther King, Jr. said, and I have learned to never argue with a good Doctor. Happy Labor Day, everybody.