I don't know if some of you know (and love) John Prine and the many great songs he wrote and sang (Paradise, Sam Stone, Speed of sound of loneliness, ecc), but I wanted to share the news that I just read: he has CoVid 19 and has been hospitalized and he is in critical condition.
Another musician I liked a lot, Joe Diffie has just died because of the virus.
This makes me think that the situation is getting worse by the hour over there too. I know well what that means.
Please, take care and stay safe...
Ciao from Italy (where things, maybe, start to get slowly better, it seems... but we are locked down nationwide and we'll surely keep on that way for a couple of more weeks.... at least.
Maurizio, my friend, if you remember Schultz…from the TV show ….Hogan’s Heroes … I’m much like him…I KNOW NOTHING !!!!!!! about this stuff.
But, as I’ve often said in the past, I’ve never let my own ignorance hold me back.
That said, here is my take on this stuff.
I’ve been in some form of sales all of my life…and sales is a “numbers game.”
Most things are….
And, that’s what this virus is too……..
The more precautions we take…the less it will spread….
If it is contained … it should wear itself out….. eventually.
However, until this happens…some people will get it.
For those who get it…some will be hit very hard by it.
And, some of them will die.
Some will get over it very quickly.
Why some die, and some get over it quickly …….
I don’t think anyone knows yet….
I think …. for lack of a better word… it’s about what I’m calling “immunity.”
Some of us…are more immune than others….
Where this immunity comes from… I don’t know.
It’s all in the numbers…
Years from now…we’ll probably know.
Years from now, this could happen again…
With another virus that will probably be different.
Hopefully, if this does happen again…we’ll handle it a whole lot better.
What I’ll say on the good side is that it has brought a lot of people together.
Last week … Maurizio sent me links to more Kingston Trio songs that he and his pal had dome.
I think this one’s appropriate for the times….
We want EVERYONE to stay a while…do everything you can to avoid this nasty bug.