Thursday, April 28, 2011

Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

If you’re old, you’ll remember the group “Blood, Sweat & Tears“. I remember them from heady days of being a young adult in my first job, money coming in, beer and port wine, newly married, setting up house, the world was mine.

Of course, secretly I wanted to be invited as lead singer of “Blood, Sweat & Tears“. It didn’t happen. Not because I wasn’t good enough, I just never got around to getting in touch with them.

If you’re not old enough, you’ll NOT remember the group “Blood, Sweat & Tears“. You won’t even remember The Beatles, but at least you’ll have listened to The Beatles, maybe watched videos, read articles in magazines and newspapers.


How many members in “Blood, Sweat & Tears“?

The Beatles were a group of four, right?

“Blood, Sweat & Tears“? Four? Five? Maybe six?

Would you believe one hundred and thirty four ?

Over 43 years (1967-2010) that works out to just over 3 group members per year.

Of course, some stays were short, others long, but over my entire working life the group could have been re-invented almost every year.

While I was working in Wollongong and Newcastle N.S.W, in Adelaide S.A., in the UK, France, Singapore and Canada, the group was changing like a kaleidoscope – always the same sound and color, but the flakes (sorry!) re-arranged.

Who knew?

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