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Thread #70103   Message #1194236
Posted By: GUEST,Art Thieme
26-May-04 - 11:25 AM
Thread Name: Seeger's swan song?
Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
Retirement is not death. Pete would never see it as death. Capitalists ethics might want one to see it as death---so they keep on building the economy or whatever. To me, all it means is that the more things change, the more they get different. That is all that happens. I am in enforced retirement now and my world has never been more full in spite of some old friends who cannot see that I am moving on -- and that is all. The boredom of the road life between gigs with my body beginning to fall apart, and then falling apart, is all I have lost. No, not actually physically being around the music and the people I love is surely a negative aspect, I will agree. But I couldn't see people having to pay for what I could give then these days. It was and is that much less. It was hurtful to see Michael Jordan being less and less and less until, even he, had to leave HIS game.------- That's my take on this---so be it. I wish Pete all the best. I love the man, but I can understand. You all have valid points of view--but just know that it is only for you and ought not be extrapolated to others. You are causing pain to the people you judge.

Art Thieme