I’m Just Glad To Be Here


A kind of rebirth.

I’m just happy to be here and to be alive.

That’s a line from “End of the line, by “The Traveling Wilburys. ” It was the first song that I heard this morning. It sums up the day so far, but a little nostalgia hit me.

The band was a true supergroup. Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Jeff Lynn, and Roy Orbison. Of the five, only two survive today. Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynn. Roy Orbison died of a heart attack between their first and second albums. In the accompanying video the remaining four play the music, while Orbison’s guitar rocks in a chair to complete the musical circle.

There was sort of a magic to those albums. Almost as importantly, the five of them — know to have pretty good sized egos — worked together like happy brothers. It was wonderful to see Tom Petty and Bob Dylan singing harmony into one microphone.

I have no idea how long the remaining two will continue. Jeff Lynn is actually touring for the first time in years, with his current band, Jeff Lynn and ELO. Dylan just keeps moving on with his so-called never ending tour. A couple of his bandmates have been on that tour since it began, nineteen years ago.

I’m pretty sure that we should cherish them just like we do all our aging legends.

And, just like this day. It’s cold. When we hit the streets the “feels like” temperature was 29 degrees. That’s cold for down here in the swamp. But, the sky is a beautiful blue (You can see it a little in the pictures) and the sun is shining.

“Well it’s all right, even if you’re old and grey, Well it’s all right, you still got something to say, Well it’s all right, remember to live and let live, Well it’s all right, the best you can do is forgive.” —

Nelson Wilbury, Lucky Wilbury, Charley T. Wilbury Jr, Otis Wilbury, Lefty Willbury, or, Harrison, Dylan, Petty, Lynn and Orbison.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

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