“I Must Be Somebody” is a really fun, cool, early Van Halen influenced piece, with what I think is a great “walking” hook riff, and a really fun guitar solo.
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This song’s title comes from a weird day I had last week with some fans and a smart-ass weirdo with an obvious axe to grind who without realizing it said something rather thought provoking. At the very least I got a song out of it, so it’s a win win for me.
I have a few friends that are what some of you might call celebrities. I don't really see them that way, but we have this running joke that if the internet was the real physical world our roles would be reversed and I would be the one who got all the attention when we see a movie, or go to the store etc. Well my two worlds collided this past week when I made a stop at “Guitar Center” for some strings. Normally I don’t get recognized from JFRocks.com very often, maybe twice per week at best. But apparently it was JFRocks day at Guitar Center because I got bombarded by a group of 6 music school students who it would seem after talking to them didn’t actually believe I was a real person who existed offline. LOL.. NO, I’m very real I assure you.
Anyway I autographed a few string packages for them outside the store as I was leaving and we took some photos. Just as I was turning to walk over to my car some dude who was sitting on the sidewalk watching all of this activity felt the need to yell over to me in a rather negative tone, “You must be somebody”!! I turned to him and said, “yeah that’s me, Mr. Somebody”, "nice to meet you". I could tell by his tone that he was just being a turd so I didn’t bother saying I’m Guitarist Jeff Fiorentino, or Google me you fool. I don’t much like bitter musicians so I usually just let them have their moment and get quiet. They’re frustrated and often take out their disappointment in their own lives on other people, which I don’t think is fair and really doesn’t help them in the end either.
However his comment got me thinking. “I must be somebody”?!! After all I do sign autographs from time to time, and those 6 people at Guitar Center sure were excited to meet me?? I suppose though in the end it all depends on your definition of “somebody”. If you mean a celebrity like a movie star or rock star, then NO I’m not “somebody”. But how shallow are you if you think celebrity makes someone somehow different or better than anyone else. Why wouldn’t those people have wanted the negative guy’s autograph if they heard him play. What if he was really good and not a jerk, why wouldn’t that be enough to make him “somebody”?
I look at it this way. As a guitarist I’m far too young to be a has-been, I’ve got at least 25 years before that happens, I’m at the beginning of my career, and I’m far too old to be nobody, so by default that only leaves “somebody”. We all have different ways of looking at the people around us and judging who or what we think they are. Obviously I realize that my bitter sidewalk sitting musician was trying to be negatively cute in implying that I must be famous or important otherwise why would those people have wanted my autograph. Which begs the question, does someone have to be important to be “somebody” as well? We know what famous is, but what’s important mean? My friends are important to me, I’m happy to see them, should I be getting their autographs???
That said, enjoy the song, CRANK IT UP, please share it on your social media. And if you get asked by a friend who the guitarist is, just let them know it’s “Somebody”!
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