With everything out there in the world trying to compete for our attention, it’s amazing that any of us have anything in common to use as a point of reference. Between all the content available on the Internet, television, radio, apps and on-demand services, not to mention books, movies and things that go on in our little corners of the world, it’s a little overwhelming.
(Over Thanksgiving weekend, I was having a conversation with one of my nieces, who is in her early 20s, and she was dumbfounded that I didn’t recognize any of the big players in her preferred style of music: hip-hop or rave music.)
So it was a nice little surprise yesterday when this blog broke its own record of views for one day – 260.
I know it has nothing to do with me and that it’s because the subject of this blog was on “Good Morning America” – and that doesn’t even come close to reaching a “viral” status – but that’s OK.
What brought so many people to this site after Googling “Rick Springfield” yesterday? Did they swoon over Rick Springfield in high school and when they saw him discussing his depression and his new album yesterday, they wanted to find out what he’s been up to all these decades later? Did they disregard RS’s music years ago and couldn’t believe he has a blues album coming out? Do they suffer from depression and wanted to learn about who Rick Springfield is? Do they love “Jessie’s Girl” and didn’t know anything about the singer and assumed he was a one-hit wonder? (He’s not.)
I don’t know. But if you missed the “Good Morning America” interview, it’s currently on the ABC News website. (And you can see scenes from his new video, “Land of the Blind” in the segment, too!)
Today we got to hear ANOTHER new song from “The Snake King” – “The Voodoo House,” which he debuted on “Harry,” Harry Connick, Jr.’s talk show. That makes the fifth song we’ve heard.
So to recap the songs we’ve heard so far:
“Santa is an Anagram”
“Jesus was an Atheist” and “Land of the Blind”
And today, on the “Harry” show: “The Voodoo House.” Cool slide guitar! This a a catchy song.
And now we’re nine days away from hearing all of “The Snake King.” What will be next? Perhaps we’ll see the full “Land of the Blind” video before then?
Update on July 18: As of today, “Land of the Blind” is available to listen to if you pre-ordered the digital version of”The Snake King.”