Tommy Lee: Here’s To The Crazy Ones

Tommy LeeLast week while in Las Vegas, (full coverage to come)  I had a ‘six degrees of Kevin Bacon’-esque esperience.

My good friend, Karl Detken, was inducted into the Mobile Beat Hall of Fame for his personal accomplishments and his professional contributions to the mobile dj industry.  As a result of a few congratulatory e-mail exchanges,  I found out that Karl was friends with the legendary Motley Crue drummer and current Dj/Producer extraordinaire,  Tommy Lee.

Above and beyond the fact that it was pretty cool to chat with a certified Rock Star, Tommy’s  e-mail signature is what has stuck with me for the past few days.

Tommy printed the words that Richard Dreyfuss narrated during an old Apple computer commercial from the 80’s.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.  The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them; disagree with them; glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things.

They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.  Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

Tommy Lee (2)Either I  missed this commercial when it came out or I was too young to appreciate it at the time because these words instantly struck a chord.  As an entrepreneur and independent spirit since childhood, these sentiments represent most of the people I look up to and who inspire me to think outside the proverbial box and to celebrate life everyday.

If you told this Jersey boy that I’d wake up in Las Vegas and be inspired by an e-mail from Tommy Lee, I’d say you were crazy.  But then again, crazier things have happened.   After all,  the under-dog New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl the night before.

Speaking of the Saints, if you never saw this video with the Crue and Chester Bennington that raised money for victims of  Hurricane Katrina, consider it another degree/point on my Kevin Bacon-game scoreboard.

Thanks for helping me re-introduce  this important message to the world and for your quick replies Tommy.  Honestly, I didn’t think my e-mail would even make it to your inbox.

Like Mike and I like to say, “don’t be afraid to ask someone for something, the worst they can do is say “no” … and life goes on.

Sometimes, they say “yes”.

As usual, life is good. 🙂

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