Owen, are you feeling okay? This is the first post I've ever seen you A) lead, and B) lead with a normal amount of courtesy and dignity- and no Kelly Clarkson Hansen Steven Tyler fan club mentions! I like this, Owen; a well thought out question that will certainly lead to some discussion. I joke because I care my friend.
I think this is an excellent question, Owen. Unfortunately, I don't have an answer. I guess it is a matter of the line of thought- is a book or memoir a sign of retirement and reflection? Or is a book or memoir something that can be written while still trying to perform at a high level in your line of work?
My thoughts are, a book or memoir similar to Lou's would signal a winding-down of his career, to no longer perform full time (similar to now), but take more of a management aspect of the band- and to perform a few songs half way through the set (again, similar to now), every few concerts. Sort of a passing of the torch into the next phase of Foreigner, while making special guest appearances.
I guess the question is, what are Mick's thoughts on the band, the direction, and his role with the band? Is this going to be his "thing"going forward? Performing at a few gigs here and there? If so, I respect that. I mean, he is 68 years old, lol.
I would have to imagine that the thought has crossed his mind to write or begin the process of a book. I mean, he is Mr. Mick JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONES!!!! (love ya Jeffie!!
). Leader and founder of Foreigner. There are a lot of loose ends to be tied up from one of the greatest rock and roll bands. I think it would provide an unquestionable amount of closure for him, Lou, and the long time fans and the newer fans (like me- 33, male, fan since July 4th 2006, Cooper River Park, NJ, for the "Let Freedom ROCK" fest- and boy did they and we rock... my very first Foreigner concert).
I think ultimately it is just a matter of the right timing in conjunction with what I have previously mentioned. They have worked Bruce in real well over the past few years, he is a great guitarist, and might it be a prequel of things to come? I don't know. That could be a *new* topic for a different thread, with the goal to keep this conversation on the topic and not sidetrack, you know what I mean?
I'm curious to get the other board member's thoughts.