Comment of the Moment: Richie Furay's "Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It?" -
Buffalo Springfield at Santa Barbara Bowl - June 7, 2011
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The Comment of the Moment is from "Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It?" - Buffalo Springfield, 6/2/11 by BIGCHIEF:
"Do I Have To Come Right Out And Say It?", well, I suppose ... I have to come out & say, in my humble opinion, that the big story of the Buffalo Springfield reunion is the Richie Furay story.
As one who shares the same faith as Richie, it's no surprise to me that at this point in his career and life for that matter, this 'Rock-N-Roll' thing has come full circle for him. He seems to have that 'pinch me, I'm dreaming' feeling about him. While he never lost the desire to be a Rock-N-Roll Star and to perform in front of audiences, at some point in a career that had already tasted a large degree of fame and fortune, he made a sincere, conscious decision to dedicate his life to perform in front of another kind of audience.
We're not talking about a washed-up has been here, but rather an established, well known artist who, with some creative management and a little luck could have possibly forged ahead with his career and enjoyed the same success on a level that many of his peers enjoyed. We speak praise upon another artist with admiration and awe of his integrity and rightfully so. Yet here is a man who traded an audience of tens of thousands for one of a hundred or so on a good day. And rather than seeking glory for himself, chose rather to promote the one who truly holds the keys to award fame and fortune on whomever He will.
There is a verse in the Bible that say's "seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things will be added unto you". At this stage in his life, Richies hearts desire sought him out. Listen to his interviews. The guy is a class act and is in a position now to reach more souls with his genuine spirit of love and kindness than he could possibly ever reach from his pulpit.
This is 'The Gospel According To Richie'!
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