I was going to tell you all sorts of interesting things today. But… here’s a quick reminder that AJ Vosse has now got two books available on Kindle and paperback… yep, look here…
One thing I can promise… looking won’t hurt. Well, neither will getting your own copy!
In the past, I have requested questions for AJ Vosse… the storyteller. Look up, below the banner… you’ll see there’s a page there, where I’ve answered questions as truthfully as possible. Questions about the writer… not so much about the content of the stories.
Anyway… AJ Vosse, in another life, was a serving military member, so I suppose that makes him a veteran. There is something fundamental about serving in the military that can only be fully understood if you have served. Camaraderie is a concept that modern managers and others in the workplace, who never served, can’t grasp. I usually simplify it by saying it is that special bond that forms when you have to cover your buddy’s back, while he’s covering yours.
OH yes, you say… that happens each and every day in the workplace. However, there’s a subtle difference to this back covering… it usually happens under fire or in hostile situations… and most of the times your buddy is a total stranger!
Something else a veteran will tell you… the military never really leaves you… even when you have long left the military! It’s easier to change jobs in civvy-street and within weeks or months you move on… and tend to forget who you worked with, because you want to forget. However, you can try as hard as you like to forget the military… very often you just can’t! Even years later the memories flood back.
So, why am I telling you all of this? Because, for years I have yearned to connect with like-minded folk… and now I can… by means of The Sandbag Times Radio. I’m finding my feet, slowly but surely… and having fun while playing music I love. No adverts, no banal chatter, no up your own posterior ego stuff… no cursing or blasphemy… just a bit of chat and a whole lot of great music!
Maybe… just maybe that’s why this song is so potent… and why I love it so! Freedom… somebody usually has to pay for it!
PS – If you’re wondering… I’m slowly but surely getting into a routine… week-day evenings between 18h30 IST and 20h30. As the need increases I’ll lengthen the shows…