Dads are Cool (Father’s Day)

June 15th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized

As you saw from my Guitar Hero Blog.

Chet Atkins was a major influence on me.

When I was in high school I saw Chet live for the first time at Rockefeller’s in Houston.
He sang this great tune “I still can’t say Goodbye” about how he still misses his Dad.

I love the way he did this tune, you can tell it’s straight from the heart.
Chet wasn’t known for having the greatest voice but listen to the emotion he sings this with.

Everyone is the audience got a tear in their eye, even Chet’s backup guitarist Paul Yandell.

It is exactly what I was talking about in my post “Finding your Voice”

I like this tune as well, it is by Mike and the Mechanics and it is called “The Living Years” it is about telling your Dad that you love him while he is still alive. The lyrics are phenomenal and unforgettable.

Men have such a tough time expressing emotion with each other and often with women as well.

It’s OK just get over it because life is too short to live any other way.

Society kind of trains us that way and it does no one any good. Just be real and remember most men are incapable of straight talk.

It’s not bad, it’s not good, it’s just the way it is and it is time to get past all that and be real.

Make sure and tell your Dad you love him if he is still here this Fathers Day.

I am looking forward to spending the day with my Dad and doing just that. I wouldn’t have it any other way, life is too short.

Tell your Dad you love him on Sunday,

Much Love,

Eric

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