Before you challenge my true loyalty to the “real” Journey, let me just say that, to me, Steve Perry is THE real voice of Journey. But the music and the performances by the rest of the band members were the vehicle that allowed Steve Perry to soar. That being said, Journey’s music has been a part of my life almost as long as I can remember. I got my first Journey album, “Infinity”, for my birthday in April, 1978 – over thirty years ago! I was nine years old and just beginning to find my own way in music. Although I almost wore the album out from repeated playings, I still have it and several others today. AND – I still have a turntable to play it on. I could probably even tell you where every scratch, hiss and pop are on that record.
Here I am today:
As you can probably see, I’ve collected a few things along the way. Well, maybe more than just a few things:
Too much? Compared to others, my collection is pretty tame. Ok, so maybe it looks like a bunch of clutter. But to me it represents a huge part of my life, all captured (also the name of a Journey album) in images and sound. Everything here has a story associated with it. Maybe one of these days I’ll write some of those down.
Well, I have to work in the morning and I know I should be getting to sleep but I sort of feel like a kid on Christmas eve. I don’t know about you but sleep doesn’t come easily for me on nights like this. Anyway, I’ll wrap this up. Look for my post-concert review sometime this weekend.
And, as always, Don’t Stop Believin’!