I haven't been blogging lately because well, quite frankly, not too many people have been following my blogs. But that may be about to change as the music video for my single, "413", has just gone VIRAL in Western Massachusetts. I am humbled and amazed by the outpouring of sentiment shown by the good people of W. Mass. It's been an incredible 48 hours since dropping the video this past Friday (April 20th- my birthday). Watching the views go up and up and having more and more people drop messages on my FB page saying how much they enjoyed the video has thus far been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. If it all ends after this puff of smoke dissipates and the Dr. fades into everyone's memories as a quirky little internet distraction from their Spring 2012 then I'll be okay with it.
But I ain't goin' out like that...
When I read comments on my YouTube channel that certain people in Pittsfield and Greenfield and Holyoke were a little dissapointed that their particular little corners of W. Mass weren't represented in the video- it made me want to do one thing and one thing only.
Make another video that includes even MORE gems and hidden treasures of the 413. Like the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke. And the Bridge of Flowers in Shelburne. And the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge. And the inside of the womens'only dorms at each of the seven sister schools. ;)
Which I will do in due time. As of now, I've had two radio stations, one newspaper and one television station reach out to me for interviews. It's going to be a tough balancing act- being a Doctor tending to the few patients I still consult with on a regular basis, tending to my greenhouses and being a small-mid size market media personality. But I'm up to the challenge. With the good people of W. Mass behind me, I make it my pledge to let the world know that our corner of the world is filled with good, decent, honest, hard-working people. For here dwell salt of the earth folks who make up the backbone of the great Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I mean- let's face it... Who's going to defend our state should New York try to cross our Western-most border and invade? The dandies on the hill in Beantown? Methinks not.
So let's do this W. Mass. Let's not be afraid to kick a little ass and get the respect we've deserved for a long time now. We owe it to ourselves. We owe it to each other. We owe it to...