Goodbyes are never easy. This one will be made harder yet sweeter by all the great memories. I was one of two guys who made the decision to create a band in 1980. We formed up with a couple of friends and created “The KLOCKS”. After 5 years we called it quits and I stayed out of the biz for 10 years. Finally, the itch got to be too much and we reformed the band with two great friends, Brent and Mack. I am as proud of our accomplishments as I am of anything I've ever done. Great chemistry makes for great results. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better band in Texas and the neighboring region.
I've often said that being in this band is like being married to three other guys. We've played and joked and fought like old married people but we always worked things through and always kept a quality product. Come to think of it, any problems between us were usually caused by different opinions on how to deliver the best product to the audience. I believe that playing cover tunes is in many ways more difficult than playing your own music. The ability to get the sounds just right and the vocals correct with the right nuance and style takes loads of talent. How many bands are this diverse? Many folks never see “The KLOCKS” at private parties where we cover jazz standards and country tunes with the same great sound as we give to all the styles we play. Add to that the original music on our album and you can see that there is no end to the abilities of this group. This is one of the things that have made it so hard to leave. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and it's hard to let go.
With the addition of Bill, the band finally got what we wanted…a talented, committed guitar player. He and I have known each other since high school. Small world. It has been a blast working with such talented and professional people but it's been even better that they have been such great friends.
I have met so many people in so many places and have been grateful for the friendship shown by so many. When you are on the road, it's nice to be around people who make you feel at home. Many have invited us into their homes. Many have traveled long distances to see us. It feels great to walk into a club and see real friends. Thank you all for many great years.
Guys… Thanks for understanding and showing true class at a tough time. You are truly the best of friends and my love for you is not measured just by our time together. Good luck and I'll see you at the Christmas party.