Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, another part of what made the Des Moines Underground Music Scene so special, left this world. His name was Rob Ogg. For many, that name might not mean a thing but for anyone that met Robbie, means a lot. Sure he didn't hit the big time, touring in buses and playing stadiums, however, he was more important than 90% of them that have. His connection to music dates back more than 30 years.
What follows is my perspective as a 49-year-old man of Call Of Duty - Black Ops 4 and why I really wish that they had followed suit and continued some of the ideas from WWII. First off, I have to say that this game wasn't created with me in mind. I know that it's target audience is 13 to 25 and like last 5 or 6 releases I often have found myself to be the "Old Man in the Lobby".
Effective as of May 1st, I will no longer be a Talent Buyer at Lefty's Live Music. I will continue to work, promote and run all the events I currently have confirmed or a hold date on. However, as of March 24th, 2018, I will not be booking any new shows at Lefty's during the transition from being involved in the daily operations and bookings, to becoming an independent promoter. At this point, I plan on continuing to book and promote some selection show but no longer as an employee of Lefty's Live Music.
Whenever someone says, "It's a fact.", two things happen in my head. The first is the Vandals song It's a Fact begins playing in my head. Secondly I mentally begin to pull on my hip waders cause I know that the bullshit is going to get deep. It's instinctive for me to question said facts especially if it comes from a source that I don't trust.
Think about what it would be like if on every level you seemed to be a completely normal person but there was a genetic difference that caused you to stand out. Often you are labeled as lazy, slow, slothful, without discipline and at times just plain stupid. Not because you were less intelligent or were mentally deficient but because you see written language differently and in some cases, your mind interprets differently.
What if you never had to work again, what would you do with all the free time? Think about about that for a minute. Now I'm not talking about being independently wealthy but a safe net with enough income to cover your basic needs like shelter, utilities, clothing, food, etc... How would you define your life and spend your time?