Friday, August 16, 2013

My babies gone.

Well if you follow this little diatribe known as a blog you know you get Glimpses  of Mi vida Loca, and lately my crazy life lately has been all of that.

Well last night the family went over to the former soul mates house to bid a farewell to my daughter who is headed to school in Tennessee, She had all her close friends over.The T hammer was there as well (boyfriend) Grandma and grandpa came to bid her a farewell too.

Lately she and I have been at odds, Not necessarily fighting. Just think we have different thoughts of life right now. She can be stubborn, just like her old man. Problem is we both don't give in. Stupid really.

Last night the whole family gathered, along with her buddies. She has good friends, and she has a good boyfriend. I feel bad for her because she resists change and this change is as big as it gets. But she HAS do go, she HAS to do this, This woman has too much talent not to try and make a career in Music.

Some quotes on her:

Country music star, and # 1 song writer Keith Anderson, "She has a big voice with great control"

Crane Kenny President of the Chicago Cubs, "Best National Anthem in a long time" She's welcome to sing at Wrigley anytime.

She has the support of the Guys that Run Joes bar, and Ed Warm (Joes) knows talent as well as anyone.

Few people know the music business from the point of view that I have, I see huge talent every year, they come in and out of studio. And some of them we never see again. But I have the utmost respect for those that try. They are "Artists"  For the most part don't try and be stars, Its just their destiny.

It would be a sin if she didn't try, So last night we didn't really say goodbye, We said goodbye to an old chapter of her life, As she wakes up this morning her life will already be changing. Her boyfriend who's she has spent many hours with will no longer be down the street. Her rescue dog that she saved from a shelter will not be in bed when she wakes up in the morning.  Her mom wont be there to make her clean her room.

She is bringing what I think will in time be her best friend ever, that would be her guitar, and no matter if she makes it or not, she will try. Her life path is music. And if your in a job you hate you have to admire someone who is tying to do what they love.

Today, when she drives her car and sees Oswego in the rearview mirror she will understand that although  it will always be home, It wont be the same after today. There will be new friends, New experiences and there will be a lot of growing up.

US99.5 Listeners were with me the day I put her on the school bus with her mom, Its amazing that you are with me today as she heads off.

I will let her settle in before I start racking up the Southwest reward points, after all it is Music City. And I'm in the music business.

World get ready for Cheyenne Rose, her new main street is 16th avenue a street of beautiful noise. It now has a beautiful soul. At least for a little while.

Go get em smalls!




  1. wow RR, dont think I have ever read anything from you that has left me in tears. My son is only 10 and as I read this, i was watching him drive off in that car to begin a new chapter in his life..and I still have a few years for that lol. Thanks alot lol.

    Seriously tho, you have done a great job with her and I know you are a very proud father, as you should be.

  2. Good luck to your lovely little flower! Mine leaves Wednesday and I'm choking up already. Peace to you and your family! Renee

  3. Ray, best wishes to her and your whole ramblin family.

  4. Ray, five years ago I cried but did not let my daughter see as I left her at college in Champaigne. Sunday I broke down crying telling her how proud of her I was before she left to start a new career in Bloomington. Today I deliver her furniture to her apartment and hope I can control my emotions. We do our best raising them and hope we have done a good job. You sound like a great dad and I'm sure your daughter appreciates all you have done