I just got off of a 3-hour YouTube bender.
Man! They really should ban that website! It’s a menace to society.
You plop down in your easy chair and think, “I’ll just listen to a song or two and then I’ll get up and get busy.”
Next thing you know, three (or more) hours have gone by, the house is dark, everyone’s in bed, the cats are asleep, and you’re exhausted from spending a couple of years back in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
What manner of pure evil caused the creation of the “if you liked that, you’ll also like …” list?
It starts off innocently enough. You think, “Hey, I’ll just listen to that James Taylor song I saved the link to the other day.” That leads to a little Player. Which leads to a little Little River Band. Which leads to a little America. Which leads to a little Boz Skaggs. And then on to Gilbert O’Sulliven. And then off to Atlanta Rhythm Section.
Next thing you know, you’re openly sobbing to an Ambrosia song and crying, “Yes, that IS how much I feel!”
Luckily, everyone has gone to bed or else they would be seriously considering calling a health care hotline and having you committed.
So, kiddies, the take-away to today’s post is this:
Time travel is not for the weak.
Or maybe the take-away is this:
Avoid YouTube at all costs.
No, I think it may be:
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.
Which, really, is just another way of saying:
Getting old may be inevitable, but that doesn’t make it any less sucky.
Ya know … I may just have to face the fact that I’m not good at summarizing things in pithy little expressions.
Just take from this what you will.
But do it soon.
Time isn’t going to wait for you while you figure it out.