And blaming it on you.
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
And make allowance for their doubting too;
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies.
Don't look too good,
Nor talk too wise.
- Rudyard Kipling ("If")
Each and every fan here on Crossroads, had no idea what was going on
behind the scenes at THE KINGSTON TRIO's Enterprise.
From their LP covers and the supersonic harmonies from Messrs: BOB SHANE +
NICK REYNOLDS + DAVE GUARD...it was IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW the problems that
existed between them. Notably between Bob + Dave, but there was definitely
DISHARMONY between all three.
We just couldn't see it...or HEAR it.
AND HOW WE WERE FOOLED !!! There's no way in hell, any fan of the great
KINGSTON TRIO, arguably THE BEST VOCAL BAND OF ALL TIME, (sorry BEATLES),
no way any of us could know about the dissent and the discord going on behind
those closed quarters. But both DAVE GUARD + BOB SHANE were certain about one
thing and one thing only: each one in his own mind...WAS RIGHT !!!
("I'm right from my side and you're right from yours,
we're just one too many mornings and a thousand miles behind."
- Bob Dylan)
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO BE RIGHT ???
When I was a kid, I fought ALL the time. I fought with my parents, my
brother, my cousins, my friends, my foes, my teachers, my principals, my
neighbours...with EVERYBODY !!! You name it, I was fighting.
But as a little boy, I could be bought off with a Kingston Trio record,
or Comics, or Ice Cream or some Birthday Cake or Pizza, etc...etc...
Truth be told....
=> It was more important for me to be HAPPY than to be RIGHT !!!
So as grownups...myself included, and in the case of BOB SHANE vs DAVE
GUARD...I guess it is more important to be RIGHT and to be MISERABLE...
than to be HAPPY !!! It doesn't make any sense, and yet, here we are.
Maybe the trick to getting along with everyone comes down to this:
When there's an argument...
Look at it from the other guy's (or gal's) point of view.
And to quote BOB DYLAN about our world and God looking down on us:
=> "If God's on our side, He'll stop the next war."
BEST REGARDS + BE WELL + PEACE
<> HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL MOMS