Friday, 21 July 2017
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Sound Matters: Tribute

Sound MattersIn the debut episode of the Sound Matters: Music & Entertainment Talk with Tom Leu radio show, I discuss and pay tribute to Bob Coburn, the rock radio legend and longtime host of the syndicated interview show Rockline, who passed away on December 17, 2016…

In the wake of so many music and entertainment celebrity deaths recently, and the inevitable onslaught of memoriums and tributes to these icons of entertainment, it’s occured to me that many of us could all benefit from remembering to pay tribute today rather than tomorrow…

Certainly, honoring those who pass on is an appropriate and necessary act of respect, but all-too-often, it seems like I hear from others, and often feel myself, a recurring remorse resulting from exhalting these folks only after they’re no longer with us. And it’s not just celebrities, but this applies to our own familiy members, friends, and aquaintances as well.

Why does this happen? Are we all just so damn busy with life, working hard, pursuing our passions and dreams that we sometimes fail to recognize the good stuff right in front of us? Is taking people for granted something we all just take for granted sometimes? Well, speaking for myself, the honest answer has to be yes… at least at times.

So time’s fleeting right? We can all agree that it seems to move way too fast. There always seems to be a shortage of it, and longing for more of it… So it’s worth slowing down, taking some inventory, being present, reaching out and spending time with those in our lives who we respect, love, and appreciate. Not just for what they do, but for who they are… to you and to others. Doing so will always be time well spent.

“You better let somebody love you, before it’s too late.” ~ The Eagles

Don’t wait. Tomorrow may never come. Pay tribute today.

>> The Sound Matters Music & Entertainment Talk with Tom Leu radio show airs live Saturday nights 7-9pm CST on 1440 WROK radio. The show also streams live via the free Radio Pup app for iOS or Android HERE, and is available on-demand on iTunes HERE.

Stay tuned-in…

About Tom Leu

Tom Leu is a music journalist & commentator, concert photographer, radio host & professional speaker from Rockford, IL. His writings, images, interviews, & seminars uncover layers within music, culture, & communications. >> 16IMAGING Photography >> SOUND MATTERS

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