Saturday, April 11, 2009

Facebook Isn't Worthless After All

I checked my e-mail today and sitting in the inbox was a message from Facebook with the subject: Michael Kosaka sent you a message on Facebook.

Whoa! I hadn't heard from him since, well since a long, long time ago like sometime in the late 70's. If you have read my earlier blog posts, you know that Michael was our bass player back in our Easy Livin' days.

Getting back together with two of my best buddies from long ago, Alan and Michael Jones, then having lunch with JT yesterday and now hearing from Michael today.. not to mention recently hearing from a couple of other folks from the past, Ruben and Brien.. what's next? I'm elated. It's good to hear from people! Did me, mister anti-social actually just write that? Well even Ebenezer Scrooge had a change of heart..

So I guess being a Facebook member is worth it - if not for the inane messages we all post, definitely for the getting-in-touch aspect.

You know what I miss? How Michael and I would frequently drive out to Johnnie's Pastrami for lunch on a Saturday or Sunday. If it was a Sunday, we'd discuss the previous night's episode of Saturday Night Live. Or act like we were two wild and crazy guys.

Then we gradually lost touch with each other. Last I'd heard, he had moved up north and became a video game designer guru.

After I write this, I'm going to send him a longer reply than the first one, when I got the initial e-mail.

He came up with the name Easy Livin, which at first I thought sounded kind of country-ish but it grew on us, and it really was a good name. So appropriate. And he suggested the first song that we covered:

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