So it was U.S. Thanksgiving this week and although we had our Canadian Thanksgiving back in October, I thought hey, always a good time to reflect on what you’re grateful for, right?
In terms of being a David fan, I’m primarily thankful that he can still sing at all. Sitting there in Layton when he was “under the weather” (gross understatement, dude) and he could barely croak out TOSOD and MKOP, a bunch of us actually contemplated that that was it. That maybe he’d gotten another virus like the one that wiped out his other vocal chord. That this was the day the music died.
It makes me cringe even typing that.
Hallelujah that he got better and belted out like never before at his next gig. But the whole experience did give me pause. It forced me to enjoy every song, every subsequent performance as if it were his last. Especially after his pre-Numb intro, it struck me that he could get overwhelmed or discouraged or disenchanted … or just change gears… a.n.y.. t.i.m.e. So I’m grateful to have that little wake up call and, more than ever, enjoy the NOW of David.
Every note we get is a gift, in my view.
Hearing him live is such a blessing, VERY grateful I’ve had the chance to do that too. And whatever mountains you need to move to get to at least one show, I urge you to try. I got to see Adele in concert here just before she injured her vocal chords and yes, she was incredible. As we filed out, I kept hearing people say “That was amazing! She sounds just like the record!” And she did. But, as we know, David sounds even more incredible live. Don’t even have words any more to describe it. I can’t make the Christmas shows and it’s KEEEELING me.
I am also grateful I’ve mellowed out as a fan. Sure, I do blog about the guy but, truth be told, only when I feel like it, and only because it’s fun for me (and believe it or not, I do have a life, hahaha). But with all the Adele promo going on, once upon a time I might have been on here in all caps wondering WHY NOT DAVID???!!!!!
No more, thank goodness. That was exhausting. I really just want to feel the joy his voice brings me. And I sure am grateful for that.
How about you guys? If you’re still here you must be grateful for something, lol.