Some years ago when I was a suit in corporate-land time was that a shiny new MD was appointed to the Biz. A management conference was called and it was going to be the Chosen One’s opportunity to meet, greet and speak to us as one great Fawning Body.
Lights were dimmed in the Hall. The stage was lit. Hubble and bubble died to a murmur. Then, to the strains of Tina Turner – “You’re simply the best” – our new shiny MD took to the stage to address us all. I frantically scanned the aisles for the nearest vomit bucket. The organisers hadn’t had the foresight to put a paper bag on each chair. I was never that MD’s favourite manager.
The moment and my reaction summed up for me a life of Pious-Bubble Pricking.
All of us at times go back to those records that define our youth and one of my greatest listening pleasures has always been The Byrds “Notorious Byrd Brothers” album. I’m listening to it now as I type. I love it and always will….and it includes the anthem of my life, the defining track that will be played as weeping mourners in their thousands sob heart-broken at my passing, as ticker-tape newsreels relay the headline across the world, –
“Wasn’t Born to Follow”………
What’s your life anthem?