…Stronger than me.
One line I will always remember is from a James Taylor song, “That’s Why I’m Here.” He sings:
Perfect strangers can call you by name
Pay good money to hear fire and rain
Again and again and again
And he has sung “Fire and Rain” more times than I can possibly imagine. If I were a popular musician, I might puke if I were asked to sing a song one more time.
At South by Southwest, I discovered that most of the bands there performed more than seven times in that one-week span. That’s not any kind of a record — but just one week of singing a song over and over would do me in.
So let’s give it up for professional musicians. Hug one you know.
(The photo is a still from a video I took of the band Tennis.)