I guess I did the only thing I could do:
Go to Europe and console my grief in fois gras, speaking French, eating Steak saignante (that means bloody ;).
Journey through Europe
Journey through Switzerland..
|Random cliff with swirling rock formations overlooking downtown Interlaken, Switzerland , Berner Oberlander|
|Downtown Bern, Switzerland|
|Einstein's house, Bern, Switzerland|
He was only a great student when he really liked his school. In college, he wouldn’t bother going to lectures that did not interest him, hurting his status at graduation, and that is probably why he ended-up as a patent clerk. Additionally, he was a loaner except for the couple friends he made through playing music and his wife, the only female student at his university.
Still, he had great ideas and kept working on them, regardless of being affiliated with a university or not. Because of the few friends he made through his love of playing the violin, he had help along the way of making connections with other great thinkers. Because of the humility of other great thinkers in academia, and their willingness to recognize Einstein’s talent, he eventually received positions at universities where he could fully dedicate himself to his interests. Yes, he was very smart, and by working with other great minds, he was able to fully develop his ideas. So, persistence, talent, and finding your advocates leads to success., and often, its the people we least expect, who are the most talented. Still, no one does it alone, not even an Einstein.
|The center of Luxembourg, Luxembourg|
video on @gwensisto instagram
Dave Grohl seemed to make a point of having opening acts come from the local area, so night 1, two Boston bands, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Mission of Burma opened for the Foo. Upon entering the venerable, magical, mystical Fenway Park, the Mission of Burma filled the block with the rich sweetness of rock and roll. They were followed by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones who killed it. Boston people love them, especially redsox fans, and especially Red Sox nation at Fenway. They ended with their biggest hit , “the impression that I get” , and people just went crazy for a song written about Boston, the RedSox, and Fenway Park. They have super cute matching punk-ska-suits that really added a nice touch to their performance. The sound was a bit intereferance-y and static-y, probably because the stage was set-up for the FooFighers and not he opening acts…hey a few feet of where your amp/speakers are set will mess-up the acoustics, its engineering shit, so I should know.
On the other hand, you have FooFighters which probably more closely matches how I feel now. Most of the songs have a positive message, some are very uplifting like “Walk” , “Times Like These” ,and “Hero”. When listening to them, you have to consider that the front man, Dave Grohl, had supportive parents (just listen to his interviews on Howard Stern). It is quite an interesting juxtaposition* of the two bodies of work of two very different bands, both being great in their own ways.
** it was a very sad film, especially as all the terrible parts are based on someone's real life.