Wow, I can't believe I'm here on Bob Lind.com. Hi, my name is Eric, and I'm writing from the Cape Canaveral/ Brevard County area of Florida. And needless to say, it's a real honor to be a member - and a fantastic opportunity to get to know many of those who understand just how excellent of a singer/songwriter Bob Lind really is. Thank You For This Site!
This brings back a whole lot of memories for me. At the age of 12, I remember buying the "Don't Be Concerned" album at Colony Records in Manhattan. I had purchased a number of "singles" before that time, but that was the first album I ever bought. I clearly remember heading home on the Staten Island ferry, staring at the record and hoping it would be as good as I had hoped. Little did I know that it would be so good, it was as if I had bought a Greatest Hits album. I mean, every song is great. I was blown away by the originality, the artistry, and especially the honesty in every note, every lyric. I used to sing along with the album in my room. Eventually - at the time at least - I came to know every word.
Over the years, I always wondered what Bob Lind was up to. I got my first PC rather late in the game, but when I did I looked him up on the net sometime during the first day. I was disappointed that the information then was, to put it mildly, skimpy. Something about him living in the southwest or something, and occasionally doing the odd appearance. A check again a few years later yielded the same results.
Well, to make a long story short, I recently thought to try again. Amazing. Not only did this site come up - but further searches indicated that he's got two more albums out beyond the three 1966 records I have. And, it appears I can get everything - with the possible exception of "The Elusive Bob Lind" - on CD. Boy, these last few days have been noting less than great!
I hope it doesn't seem presumptuous of me to have chosen the screen name "Songwriter" on a site dedicated to one of the very best. Actually, I did that to honor Bob Lind. You see, it was listening to his music that inspired me to get an acoustic guitar and learn how to play. And, again with his inspiration, to start writing songs. I really don't sing too great or play too great, but I've written many, many songs. And if you write a whole lot of stuff, every now and then come up with things that you are particularly proud of. And one way or another, I can hear and feel the influence of his music in my better works to this day. So, for all the joy you've brought to my life in so many ways over all these many years... Thank You Bob Lind.