The Only Song That Ever Made Me Cry When I Heard It Live

I was lucky enough to see Pat Metheny play solo in Princeton in 2013. Part of his acoustic set included parts of JAMES, the name of the family’s 18 year old cat, who was dying of kidney failure at the time.

James’ family was hit by a car, his mom had been killed, and the tiny kittens, 2 weeks old, each scattered. Except James, who was taken in by my wife, and in 18 years he was never wronged, nor did he wrong anyone else or either of his two saved sister cats.

I know Pat Metheny became a better composer when he got closer to his dog, featured on the cover of SECRET STORY.

This page isn’t for sale either: I never sold anything and I still don’t.

Self-control is the most important part of your life when those in power and those who feel powerless are letting their emotions drown out logical, linear rational thought.