You are what your were, when
Bob Schuller was one of the first people to welcome me to Bismarck so many years ago. Bob, a former radio broadcaster turned hospital marketing director, and I had much in common.
While working on an advertising campaign, I selected a music bed that struck a responsive chord for Bob. The song took him back to his days as a high school student. That experience prompted Bob to share his theory on music preference – for the majority of people, the music that most stirs the soul is the music they listened to during their high school years. It is that music that takes them back to adrenaline rushes, strong emotions and the establishing of life-long relationships. He called it, ‘You are, what you were, when…’
I am one of those guys that played in contemporary musical combos (bands) from sixth grade until I was a junior in college. Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in the 2011 Rheault Fest. The Rheault Brothers had a profound impact on the Fargo ND music scene and they hosted their second annual music fest in Detroit Lakes, MN. I joined guys from my musical past, we knocked the dust off our instruments, printed off lyrics (24 point font) and challenged our vocal chords. Teamed with the talents of: Bill Ledoux, Doug Hagen, Tony Rheault, Joe Rheault, Rolf Pepple and son Jake, there were moments of youth and brushes with brilliance. We had fun and life is most worthwhile when we share – here you go.