This past weekend was “interesting” weather-wise here in Philly. On Friday we had something called a “winter bomb cyclone” (I hope I got the name right). I wasn’t sure what to make of this thing. There was lots of snow, but also we had “above average winds” accompany it. We are used to severe weather here so I had no idea what the experts were talking about. I soon “found out.” Whatever this thing was, it took “a lot” of trees and uprooted them. Many of them fell across roads and some fell on cars. I don’t think I have ever seen anything like this before (and I hope I don’t get to see it again). My brother was driving when a tree fell in front of him across a road. He had to swerve to avoid hitting it and went into the park area (where he eventually got stuck). I came out with my shovel to help him get out, but he had to be towed because he was stuck in mud. It was not a night for anyone to go out (but of course, I just HAD to go play a gig anyway). I was filling in for a bunch of guys in a band (I had never played for them before) and we had to perform at one of those casinos in Atlantic City. Atlantic City is right next to the ocean and about an hour and ten minutes from where I live. I was going to cancel but the guys in the band who lived close to the area said that the weather wasn’t as bad on that end. They were right. As I ventured along the highway towards AC the weather situation became much better. I did the gig and got back home “really late, but paid.” When it comes to weather we all need to pay close attention. Power was out in my region and lights on major roadways were out. This just let me know that no matter how secure we may think we are Mother Nature always has the final say. I am glad to be home and safe. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
David Banner, Ciara, Vickie Winans, The Williams Brother, Chuck Brown, Janet Jackson, James Ingram and Yolanda Adams with Brett Jolly on bass guitar