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.
Ha! And you won’t tell, right? ;) Thanks for checking out my site.
Mums the word ;)
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.
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I’m very proud of you! And thanks for passing it on!
Nice blog, Not Bobby Darin! Will be sure to be back. Thanks for the ‘Like’ too.
Much thanks, and I’ll be visiting your place as well – but please keep in mind – there’s a little Bobby Darin in all of us =)
I love this section. Very unique. Made me chortle. :D
Much thanks! Making people chortle is one of greatest passions, you know, right after spouting off miscellaneous info about long-dead pop stars :)
hahah that’s an interesting ‘about me’!
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… =)
I have met so many people that are not Bobby Darin. I think there must be a lot of them, but I’m not sure why. How do you explain it?
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?
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!
Dear As Long, I have nominated your blog for four blog awards. If you do not wish to be included, please respond to this comment and I will be more than happy to remove the link to your blog. J. Boudreaux, http://contemporarymusings.wordpress.com .
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… :)
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.
Thanks for asking Kimberly! Would you happen to have the link to my original comment? I’d like to take a quick peek to refresh my (ancient memory) first…
There you go! It’s in the first quarter-to-third. :)
But of course – how could I have forgotten? Sara had a brief stint as being my daughter’s “OMG, she is the best ever!” artist as a result (for the usual time frame of about a month – with Lenka eventually dethroning her).
By all means, please do use my quote – and feel free to use “t of as long as i’m singing” if you’d like. Thanks again for asking, and best of luck and blessing with your book!
:) thank you SO MUCH!
My pleasure =]
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.
Yes, Kevin did make a Darin movie, and no, I am not him either. Nor am I his wig maker. Or at least I don’t think…
And you’re more than welcome for the visit – thank you for making it so pleasurable! Goodoldgirl told me to go – twice – and I find it best not to ignore her…
Come back anytime!
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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!
Right back at ya, right back at ya, and right back at ya!
My first ever award nomination.
Which means you are also nominated :)
Why? Because I love coming to read your posts
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!
AnElephantCant think of anything clever to say
This happens time after time
But he wants you to know
That he likes you and so
He says hello with this silly rhyme
A very nice rhyme at that – yes – so much so that I tip my hat…
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?
Every last one, plus the post title! Thanks to you for stopping by as well =)
Hi Not-Bobby-Darin, It is a pleasure to let you know that I nominated you for the “Best Moment Award” you’ll find all you need to know on my website :-) http://evavanbeek.com/2013/04/10/silence-kills/
Thank you Eva, my heart appreciates your appreciation =)
Cool! Keep singing :-)
Once I have a new song to sing =]
And TAG you’re it!
I think you have provided much to explore here :) Thank you for stopping by. Love intriguing minds!
I like ellipses, but commas are cool too…
They are ALL good, m’dear! =)
It’s my privilege to nominate you for the Liebster Award. You may accept if you wish, but feel free to merely experience the honor of having been nominated and leave it at that. (http://iamwhoiamnowblog.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/liebster-award-acceptance-and-nominations/)
A fine introduction my friend…
I’m a Liker too. :D Nuff said?
Mo’ than Nuff =)
An award for you at…
Thank you so much dear! I really appreciate this (tho I would HARDLY call my stuff an inspiration)!
Inspiration has many faces!