Thank you, Jay,
I can tell that you are a very big fan of good music, I love reading your post, it is very rich in life cycle experiences, the discerning way that you go about exploring the matter.
That is what the problem is with history, you know.
You can buy and read all the essays and books you like, but it all comes down to the same thing, generation after generation looking at the same core material and trying to throw a new spin on matters or the same old artifacts.
That is what makes Glen Campbell's legacy very real and powerful, he is still alive and all our memories will sustain us, we need to embrace them.
My first reaction to Campbell performing A Better Place in a bar is that it is very Hollywood, a hill or town the young man overtook and conquered and quite deservedly so, owns or has in his pocket, the waiter or server and venue otherworldly even... as you most excitedly alluded to The Shining. I'm with you, the makers thinking outside the box.
And so, yes it is all about learning to shine and how to use that gift or propensity, no doubt, Campbell is a master, and so are his fans, far as I am concerned, you have it all, and got it nailed, a life uncommon.
Lip synching to a series of slides? Beautiful and painful, it isnt just his suffering or condition, we see it is our parents growing older, or our mortality even, I can't think of any music videos where the subject is reacting or responding to the arc of their life this way, very vulnerable, we are so lucky to have a record, all the lines etched in Campbell's face and some closure somehow, knowing what he has been diagnosed with, you have to admit, it must have been a comfort for him in some way, that he knew in his heart in the light of good works that he will be missed.
I am thankful for the three videos Dee and Cowpoke posted here. And your reaction.
The Surfdog Label video for A Better Place really has a way of punching a hole through the roof and letting the light in.
Thank you again, Jay, for your love of guitars and all things Glen~