Right Back At Ya’

By: sonofabeach96

May 22 2016

Category: Uncategorized


I received an interesting award the other day, and, due to time constraints, end-of-the-school-year busyness, and….some general laziness, I have neglected to acknowledge it sooner.

This is a fantastic idea and I’m quite honored to receive the recognition.  And, honestly, it’s less of an “award” and more like a statement, of, well, respect.  Not coincidentally, that’s the title:


The award is called The Respect Award, and was created by, and given out by, my friend Rob at Art by Rob Goldstein.  

I really dig his site.  It’s full of terrific art and graphic design, terrific slants and links on some of societies’ biggest issues, he’s an advocate for mental health issues and poverty awareness, and always sheds a little light on subjects that tend to be pushed into the shadows.  I think we share a common political slant, and a high regard for The Talking Heads, so that certainly is a plus!  😃


So, Rob, I’d like to take this opportunity to say, “Thank you so much!”.  It’s humbling to have someone tell you they respect you and the stuff you do, especially if you feel the exact same way about them.  Rob, you rock!

Now, most awards come with rules and regulations, questions to pose forward, and ask you to nominate a certain number of others.  This one?  Not the case, as there are no rules.  Just an acknowledgement of respect, even if our opinions aren’t always in sync.  Along with thanking Rob, I’d also like to pass this message of respect on to all of you with who are winding along this path too.  I have found kindred spirits and like souls.  Funny ones, deep ones, uber talented ones, serious ones, troubled ones, inspirational ones, brilliant ones, and brutally honest ones.  You guys, all y’all, are fantastic.  You add to my quality of life, and reaffirm to me that I made a good decision when I started doing this.

To you, Rob, and everyone of you:



My songs of the day are:

“A Well Respected Man” by The Kinks

“Thank You” by Led Zeppelin

“Take Me To The River” by The Talking Heads

“Respect” by Aretha Franklin

“High Note” by Mavis Staples

“Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” by Sly and The Family Stone

“This Must Be The Place” by The Talking Heads

“Respectable” by The Rolling Stones



18 comments on “Right Back At Ya’”

  1. To you, sonofabeach96, much respect due! Digging the song list too. (no, I was not and have never been a rapper).

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  2. Sounds like the perfect kudos to you! 😃 and now I gotta go find your friend’s blog – it sounds right awesome!

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  3. This is awesome !!! Congrats and great song list btw 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I’ll echo all the sentiments with a congrats and second what our mutual friend, Dr. Sorick, indicated…Gotta look up your friend’s blog… Fab.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Thank you. You brought a smile to my face and tears to my eyes. 🙂

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  6. Take me to the River…fabulous!

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