Johns is a talented singer and songwriter and a great live performer. As an evaluator of beer, he would often remind us, evaluate the beer – do not tear it apart. As far as jewelry on men went, the early 1980’s were rather conservative.
“Blackout” was expected to revive the career of a troubled celebrity. It fell way short of those expectations. The album charted fairly well on the first week because Britney faithful bought the album. In the following weeks the album fell from the charts like a lead rock.
He was more than a “beer guy” and that part about creativity, innovation, fun, reverence and respect mirrored his approach to life and the people he encountered the world over.
(1) The Iraqi elections will go on as scheduled. This is the one I’m the most sure of. Barring some kind of cataclysmic event, Iraqis will go to the polls on January 30. Because of terrorist activity, which will only intensify as that date draws closer, it is anyone’s guess as to how many Iraqis will actually go to the polls. However, President Bush is bound and determined that these elections will take place on schedule, come hell or high water. I doubt if anyone, other than God Himself, would be capable of changing the President’s mind on this issue.
He was the center of my Beer Universe. There will never be another Michael Jackson. To borrow a musical term, he kicked the door down and everyone else just walked through. He pitched that first yeast slurry in a million minds of wort. He wrote about beer with such clarity that you could actually smell it, taste it, and feel it in your mouth with just the words from a page.
For example, if the green card says “talented” and my red noun cards are “sliced bread,” “kitten,” “Elton John,” and “Abraham Lincoln,” I am most likely to pick Elton John as what I think is talented and then argue against others that picked their best card.
“He literally saves lives, he treats patients who have had a heart attack or are about to have one, that is who he is,” said Dr. Conrad Murray’s lawyer Ed Chernoff.
Certainly Scripture has been twisted and miss used, just as we distort and mutate all of our relationships. Without the Bible, without Jesus, hopelessness would reign in a wicked world. No, the world would not exist at all.