Alright, I admit it! I do it. I love to do it. I just did it and I’m ready to do it again. Don’t tell me you don’t do it, because I’m pretty sure you do. In fact I think I’ve seen you do it! And when you do it, you want to show everybody, don’t you? Of course, I’m talking about the latest phenomenon to hit humanity, the term that’s gone from non-existence to world-wide acceptance virtually overnight… the selfie.
I do it, you do it, princes do it, Presidents do it. Actors, politicians, sports stars, musicians, teenaged kids, baby boomers, the very famous and the totally anonymous. Even the Growing Bolder gang does it!
It’s a high tech way of saying, “I was here.” Kind of like whittling your initials in a tree trunk, or leaving your handprint in the wet cement of a new sidewalk. Is the selfie here to stay? Only time will tell. But for now there is no doubt that it is all the rage! Now, the selfie is the inspiration for a brand new song. I just didn’t expect it would come from the mind of my good friend Ricky Sylvia.
Ricky is a Growing Bolder kind of guy. Someone who’s always looking to reinvent himself and take on new challenges. He’s sort of a high-tech throwback. He’s a wonderful musician, bandleader, singer, songwriter, entertainer, video producer, husband, father and Elvis fanatic!!! He has a great love for the songs and styles of the 50s and 60s. Ricky sings the greats, from Bobby Darren to Dean Martin, and his band, The Buzzcats are the highlight of every event they play.
At the same time, Ricky is also a big-time Facebook guy. He uses social media in a variety of ways, all of which are quite entertaining! So, like many who are Growing Bolder, he’s an interesting mix between the brand new and the classics. That’s why the subject for his latest song caught me a bit off guard. But then again, the more I think about it, he’s the perfect guy to tackle the Selfie in song! So here it is, pop in your ear buds and turn it up! Ricky Sylvia and Selfie! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLRT8WWTLDU?rel=0]