In 1989, one of my two best friends was killed when a carjacker trying to outrun the cops in Los Angeles ran a red light. Marty Brumer, my acting buddy and as good a friend as anyone ever had, just happened to be coming through that intersection on the green light. He was killed instantly.
Newspaper story HERE.
|INTERSECTION WHERE MARTY DIED|
I used to tell Marty that "no one will ever REALLY know me". For some reason, I think that used to infuriate Marty to some degree, which, of course, made me say it all the more often. I used to love dogging him with that line and with the Bob Dylan song 'POSITIVELY 4th STREET', but that's a story for another time.
I guess one day "Party" Marty decided he was going to PROVE to me that he REALLY knew me, so he recorded 'ODE TO STEPHEN T. McCARTHY' and gave it to me. This was basically a musical soundtrack of Marty Brumer's personal insights into the real me.
I gotta admit it - considering the fact that no one will ever REALLY know me - Marty captured my essence pretty well.
Here's the Side Two song list:
'Epitaph' by King Crimson
'Hide In Your Shell' by Supertramp
'Rock 'N' Roll Suicide' by David Bowie
'Friends' by Elton John
'He's Misstra Know-It-All' by Stevie Wonder
'The Great Gig In The Sky' by Pink Floyd
But it was really Side One where Marty humorously went after me and got it spot-on... [Yeah, laugh it up, funny boy!]
Side One contained only ONE SONG, played over and over and over and over - it was thirty straight minutes of...
'I AM A ROCK' by Simon & Garfunkel
My previous blog bits pertaining to 'The Soundtrack Of My Life' (TSOML) can be found by clicking the links below:
TSOML #1 - Prelude To An Introduction
TSOML #2- Introduction
TSOML #3 - 1959
TSOML #4 - 1967
TSOML #5 - 1974
TSOML #6 - 1978
TSOML #7 - Late 1978
TSOML #8 - 1980
For more TSOML participants, visit the blog of GIRL WONDER ('Your Daily Dose') by clicking HERE.
~ Stephen T. McCarthy