It was a humid afternoon in the factory warehouse. I was 6 months into my first job as a Electrical and Controls Engineer. I was testing a panel of complex Controls that were to be dispatched the next week to a Cement plant.
My partner of the project was this really brilliant and abrasive engineer. I learnt a lot from him. Most important of all….listening to some great music. Till very late in my life I hadn’t really gotten into the music scene. In a span of just a few months I was introduced to Dire Straits, Deep Purple, Pearl Jam and others.
This afternoon he played a number and I stopped in my tracks. It was guitar like I never heard before. The vocals were sublime….I must have heard the track at least a dozen times….It was “Hotel California”….I was introduced to Eagles…Life was never the same again.
A couple of days back Glenn Frey moved on….Bowie now has company in Heaven… Eagles were on tour few years back and I wanted to attend…I couldn’t… I missed it. I guess that regret will stay for some time.
Here are a few great lines from Eagles songs…
Freedom, well, that’s just some people talking. Your prison is walking through this world all alone. – Desperado
Some people never come clean, I think you know what I mean. You’re walking a wire between pain and desire, and looking for love in-between. – Victim Of Love
They call it paradise, I don’t know why. To call someplace paradise, kiss it good-bye. – The Last Resort
The towns lay out across the dusty planes, like graveyards filled with tombstones, waiting for the names. – Doolin-Dalton
Don’t you draw the Queen of Diamonds, boy, she’ll beat you if she’s able. You know, the Queen of Hearts is always your best bet. – Desperado
If there is a band you really love…Check them out Live once otherwise it will be tough to take it easy…..