Thank you, Van Halen.
Thank you for naming your album with the acronym of one of my favorite curse words in the English language.
I used to be so afraid of using vulgarity…..FUCK THAT.
I used to be so worried about people looking down on me condescendingly if I used a curse word…..FUCK THEM.
It’s nice to hear “great job” or “nice performance” during a gig, but any ol’ skool jazz or R&B musician will tell you straight up that there is no greater compliment than “Man, you played that shit like a motherfucker!” (I get goosebumps just WRITING that.)
I guess I’ve lightened up as I’ve gotten older, and stopped caring as much about what people think…and if you’ve got a problem with that, (fill in the blank….it’s pretty obvious.)
Being 50? It’s fucking awesome.