Friday, August 27, 2010

Moral Music...


The following post deals with religious themes, and may appear to be a bit
If you don't care to read about my Christian beliefs, then you may feel free to
skip this post altogether. Thanks!!


(Ah, now that we are alone, I may continue...)

I often thank God that I did NOT succeed as a professional musician during the
1980's. It was while my buddy Ray and I were in our 20's that we attempted to
'break in' to the field of Rock Stardom, and, obviously, we never made it.

(The closest we came was performing Ramblin' Guy once on the same stage as
Belinda Carlisle during an open-mike jam session at a coffee-house in Orange County,

I now realize that had I become famous, I would have been the most immoral, self-centered,
egotistical person on the planet. I would have fathered an unknown number of children
from all around the country, and would also probably have become a drug addict, infected
with all manners of social diseases. I would have spread this immorality and disease around
to hundreds of people.

And worst of all, I never would have met my lovely bride, nor have had the privilege of
raising The Daughter.

Now, on a more positive note, if I ever became successful in music today, I believe that
my current Christian standards would allow me to enjoy my success in a positive way. I would
be generous to people in need, would use my influence to help other talented musicians
succeed, and, no matter where I was in the world, would insist on attending a Catholic Mass
at least once per week.

If I am mistaken in this belief, may God NEVER grant me music success!
(I don't have to worry about that, I am too old and too lazy to even pursue it now).

I thank God that He has allowed me to live long enough to repent of my evil ways and has
granted me the grace to live my life in alignment with His Will.

Peace be with you.


  1. I believe that GOD has a plan for all of us.

    and it may or maynot be what our plan is for us.

  2. Reminds me of the Garth Brooks song "Thank God for Unanswered Prayers."

  3. You are completely correct, Soccer Mom...
    Betty...Actually God DID answer my prayers...
    but His answer was NO. I am glad.

  4. I admire and respect your religious beliefs and in some way envy them. I am very happy living as I do with little religion in my life but I do see the appeal of it. I am glad you have something that fulfills you and helps you live a healthy and productive life.

  5. I think we actually should be grateful and enjoyed whatever we're now... coz God perhaps has had a best plan for our best in each of our life..
    I believe that God has given each and every people all fortune and fate..

    Have a very happy week ahead to you and your family, Joe!

  6. I think your faith is inspiring.

    It's funny how things work out :)

  7. God surely has a plan for all of us..
    I'm curious to see what's in store for me.

    Hope you're having a great Sunday, Joe.

    B :)

  8. I wish everyone could see all God's blessings. Such beauty. What a gift He has given us.