I had to drive across town on Friday. During the trip, I listened to a classic rock station. What fun it is to rock out while driving! First, I got into it with Aretha - R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Then there was a little bit of Beatles' music, "Something". Then I heard a song I hadn't heard in years. It was "No Matter What You Are" by Badfinger. I love that song. It was so good to be listening and singing along. I didn't know anything about Badfinger, but remembered a lot of their songs, so I did some Internet research when I got home. I had been thinking, "Oooh, maybe Jim and I can see them in one of the Rock 'N Roll revival tours. Well, they have a tragic story. Before I read about them, I checked for live performances on YouTube. An earnest young man with a look about him that took me back to my high school days was singing his heart out. He and his buddy wrote almost all of the Badfinger hits. They also wrote a song that was a big hit for Harry Nilsson, "Without You" (a song I'd assumed Nilsson had written that I absolutely love). The Badfinger version is awesome!
In a way, I wish I'd just left it alone. I could've ordered an album or two online and continued thinking of Badfinger living happily ever after. They're not. It makes me very sad.