I am writing to you to say thank you. You see, in May, I blogged about how I saw you play at Hometown Holidays in Rockville, MD – a free, community festival (see this awesome photo!), and how you ended up singing Jessie’s Girl but not playing the guitar because you didn’t have a backup roadie who could properly tune your guitar.
Well, Rick, I want to tell you that this post has received over 1,100 views on my blog! It is my most-viewed post. In fact, on my busiest day ever (in the six short months I’ve been blogging), that post about you accounted for 20% of my traffic. That day coincided with your appearance on one of the network morning shows, the release of your new album, and an appearance at a Manhattan record store, so I suppose the InterWebs were abuzz with all things Rick Springfield. Thanks for letting me piggyback, Rick.
I’m puzzled about why curious folks are ending up on my blog as they’re looking for information about you. Because as much as I have been a fan of yours for, like, over half of my life, this blog is certainly not all about you, Rick, or even about aging rockers trying to cash in on nostalgia, or really even about music. So, today I entered “Rick Springfield” in Google, and got through FIVE WHOLE PAGES of searches without seeing my post. Then, I narrowed it down to a blog-only search. Still, I reviewed four pages of results and still didn’t see my post from way back in May. How are your fans finding me?
Meh, who cares? People are reading about you, Rick, on my silly blog! And for that I am most grateful.
Let me bounce an idea off of you, Rick. Can we strike a deal here? I’ll post some fresh links to whip up all six of my readers into a frenzy, which can only help you, Rick, to sell more albums, as you continue to revive your career, and in turn, maybe I’ll get some new readers! Sound like a plan? Awesome. I knew you’d agree.
One last thing, Rick. I really was disappointed about that whole Jessie’s Girl thing that happened in Rockville, so I’m going to include the original, vintage (sorry Rick, it’s over 25 years old, you and I both know that makes it “vintage”) video of the real thing. Now THAT’s what I remember from when I very first saw you in concert, back in the early 1980s. Everybody get ready to sing along:
Thanks for everything, Rick. The entire staff here at Soup Is Not A Finger Food extends you their very best wishes for continued success in your musical revival!