The only constant is change. For the third time six months, my employers name has been changed – this time to Taylor Communications.
I work for a new company. Earlier this month my employer changed its name from Standard Register Incorporated to Taylor Communications. In reality, this is the third company I have worked for in the past six months – all without getting out of my seat. The last time I went through this many employers was in 1986.
In keeping with my longstanding tradition, I’ve written some notes from our latest jaunt through the countryside. This past weekend, Becky, Michelle, Matt and I followed the Bourbon Trail (Bourbon Country). Specifically, we visited a handful of the distilleries between Louisville and Lexington in Kentucky. We started with the Bulleit Distillery in Louisville. The next day we visited both Makers Mark and Four Roses. On the third day (Monday) we visited the Buffalo Trace and Woodford Distilleries near Frankfurt.
Watching The Voice this evening. The show is not engaging enough for me to simply watch without a distraction.
One of the performers (Rob Taylor) covered “I put a spell on you“. He’s a capable performer, but I’ve heard a better version of the classic. In our family, the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus with Bette Midler is a seasonal must-see. We all watch it together, and because we’ve seen it so many times, we can anticipate the actor’s lines. Bette covers the song very well. It’s a great Blue’s classic and like all songs in this genre – the best song connects emotionally through the vocals.
I decided to abuse my Spotify account and try to figure out who sang it best. Pretty much everyone has covered this song.
As you grow older, your role changes. As a younger family member, I tolerated the stories my parents shared with the family history. The oldest generation feels they have an obligation to ensure their heritage is not lost. As each year passes, I’m getting closer and closer to being that person. I’m not there yet – but I can see the corner I’ll be turning when that’s true.
The best way for me to understand my mental state is to consider the music I find most satisfying. Currently, my tastes are trending toward more traditional, contemplative acoustic performances. #MusicMonday