Fire and Rain

        Sorry for such a short post, but some things came up beyond my control. Come to think of it, most of this gig on Earth is beyond our control, huh?

        My song of the Day on Facebook was James Taylor’s “Fire and Rain.” My personal health has been good so far, but as a doc I’ve seen a lot of sadness. Sometimes I feel like a war survivor, and wonder why I have been so lucky. It can all change so fast. All I can say is hold your people close and always be prepared for Eternity. We are all only temporary visitors here on Earth.

        I’ll be in Chattanooga Friday, July 30 at Smoking Ed’s BBQ for a late lunch, (1:30) and then Signal Mountain Opry that night. There might be a bit of blue in my bluegrass, but I’ll solider on. If you live in that area I hope you’ll come visit. I’d love to see anyone interested in the arts and a life of grace and dignity.

        The Lord gave me a decent doctor brain and I can make do as a mando side-man and part singer, but if I sing lead I’ll set the music back a decade. My goals with “The Mandolin Case” were multifactorial, but one was to help the music I love and pay tribute to what it has done for me over a lifetime in the doc gig. I’ll need all the help I can get and would love to jam with you, but if you can sing lead I’ll leave that part open for you.

        We all gotta be what we are and there’s no use for old Doc to pretend to be a singer, so y’all cover me if you can. See you there.

Dr. B 

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8 Comments on “Fire and Rain”

  1. Cindy Carter Says:

    Have you heard the new song, which may be and old one…If I die young bury me in white? Pretty neat song.

    Don’t let the doctoring and the touring make you too tired….

    • drtombibey Says:


      I can’t place that one; send me a link on it sometime.

      You are intuitive. The first month of the book release I pushed way too hard. (As I often do) We decided we’d better limit to one weekend and one Wednesday outing a month.

      I still enjoy the doc gig and want (and need) to stay fresh for that too.

      My brain thinks I’m younger than I am.

      Dr. B

  2. Lua Says:

    It is quiet scary to think how things can change in a blink of an eye. We must cherish every second given to us.
    I think you’re an extraordinary human being Dr. B, being a doctor and not neglecting your other love, music…

    • drtombibey Says:


      “We must cherish every second given to us.” Amen to that.

      The thing about the music for me was I had to play. It was the only way I could cope with all the tragedy I saw.

      Dr. B

  3. Lovely Lace Says:

    Congrats on your success! I don’t know if I’ll be able to make it to Chattanooga but good luck!

  4. Have fun, Doc. I wish I could be there – I’d learn all the songs just to be able to sing along with you :).

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