5/31/11 – That was then:

Bobby Darin was born Walden Robert Cassotto and in addition to having a Number One smash with his interpretation of “Mack The Knife” he also wrote such hits as “Splish Splash”, “Dream Lover”, “That’s The Way Love Is” and, the namesake of this blog, “As Long As I’m Singing”.

Bobby Darin died in 1973 at the age of 37, and he is greatly missed by fans and music enthusiasts alike.

i am not Bobby Darin.

4/29/13 – This is now:

My name is Troy, though I’ve found that good friends tend to call me simply “t” instead. Well, I suppose in their mind, the “t” is capitalized, but I digress…

I’m a father of three beautiful, smart and independent children (biased be damned, parenting is the one thing I KNOW I do right), and a man much farther along in my journey than I, or my wardrobe, would normally care to admit. I also fancy myself a writer in that I can place words side by side, in an order that results in their resembling coherent thoughts, when being read back.

Although appreciated, this is an award-free blog, as your reading along is award enough.

I will sometimes speak of things personal, but for the most part this house will now contain only pieces of my imagination. Flash fiction, prompt responses, grandiose novel ideas – ones that will surely simply trail off after a spell without ever actually ending – and other such meanderings will inhabit this space. Well that, and the occasional mental sidetrack discussing any given number of non-essential tidbits regarding musical performers, may also appear from time to time. Thanks for stopping by, and I do hope you enjoy your time here.

Oh, in case you couldn’t tell, I’m also quite fond of using the comma. Period.



53 thoughts on “About

  1. Milli Vanilla, consisting of Fab Morvan and Rob Pilatus, were one of the most popular musical acts of the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. After winning the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1991, the music world was rocked when word leaked out that they had actually not sang any of the vocals on their many hits. Their Grammy was then revoked. Morvan dissapeared into obscurity while Pilatus would later die as a result of a drug overdose. Obviously, writing this, I am not Pilatus, and can say with great certainty that I am also NOT Fab Morvan.

    • While we are in complete agreement over your state of un-Pilatusness, i wouldn’t be too sure in regards to your level of Morvan. There are quite a few in fact, who feel strongly that there is a little Morvan within each of us.

      And yes, i suppose you actually could blame that on the rain.

    • Much thanks! Making people chortle is one of greatest passions, you know, right after spouting off miscellaneous info about long-dead pop stars :)

    • i’m glad you enjoyed it – as you can imagine, this portion of a blog is difficult to work around when you’re posting anonymously… =)

    • That is an awesome observation!

      In fact, of all the people i know or know of, only one has ever been Bobby Darin. You’d have thunk God would’ve made more, right?

  2. Thanks for stopping by my site Bobby. You have a darin’ site here. Nicely done. Love the idea about not being someone who your not and sticking to it. The mystery will certainly keep ’em coming back.

    I look forward to future…….oh, and it’s been a while since I have found someone else that likes PIL. Enjoy the man’s body as long as you have it.

    • Much thanks, although not being someone I’m not does come easier as a result of my not really knowing who I am in the first :)

      Stick around, and hopefully we’ll discover other shared musical interests!

    • I want to really thank you for this, unearned as it is. I appreciate your appreciation, and will gladly “play along” with the conspiracy next week… :)

  3. Hi! You were so kind as to leave a comment on a post I had freshly pressed last year. I’d liike to use your quote on my book jacket cover under blogger quotes. It would read as follows:

    “With Novosel on an artist’s side, who could be against him?”
    As Long As I’m Singing

    Would that be okay? Love your blog and hope to send some readers your way too.

  4. It would be a bit weird if you were Bobby Darin. Didn’t Kevin Spacey make a Bobby Darin movie? Are you Kevin Spacey– who was also not Bobby Darin, but played him on TV? Anyway, thanks for stopping by and liking my post.

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  6. Nice to know you, BD’s PR guy. Wishing you a most joyous New Year and look forwards to sharing ideas and posts with you. Be well!

    • And I love having you here, even IF it never once occurred to you to wear your wedding dress when you popped in.

      Whatever, sweats will work to, I suppose.

      Congrats on your award, and thanks for sharing the love with me!

  7. Hi, whoever you really are, I am grateful that you took the trouble to stop by my blog and liked my post. This sounds really dumb as I write it, but were all the italics in your Friday Fictioners post this week song titles?

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