Well, my friends Mocha Bus Pass Lady is patting herself on the back right now. First, I switched from drinking Vodka for about two weeks to drinking Tequila. Suffice it to state, once I let my two week-old hang over subside I will go right back to Vodka. But, it was a fun ride while it lasted!
So, here it is, Mocha is proud to announce, THE ELUSIVE SINGING PEAR TREE HAS FINALLY SPROUTED! That’s right, Steve “Where are ya, Perry?” Perry is back in true rare form and singing his Portuguese booty off with a plethora of videos from concerts he recently gave to a select lucky few.
(Below video of Perry singing courtesy of Paul Frank)
(Below video of Perry’s “selfie” courtesy of Eric Frankhouser)
The beauty in finally hearing Perry sing after nearly two decades is that his singing voice is as strong and crisp and powerful as ever! Perry, original lead singer of Journey, still has it! Not the first tenor from days past, but his lower register or however one might classify, truly sounds as great as he did back in the day. As far as Mocha is concerned Steve Perry’s voice musically, well there is no classification really, is superb; he is just a damned great singer! Period!
Perry’s great vocal prowess reminds Mocha of another strong singer, Joe Esposito, from the band Brooklyn Dreams. Mr. Espositio also made famous the song, “Lady, Lady, Lady” from the 1983 film FLASHDANCE. Notice how all these “mature” men still have their pipes, all of them, which is encouraging to see not to mention it brings back fond memories of when music was performed beautifully by well-honed, very talented performers. They still have what it takes.
Both Perry and Esposito, now in their mid 60s, still stand, they are a true testament of how powerful the blessing of being talented truly is. Only comparing the two gentlemen by their talents, not the quality or styles of their singing voices. The difference with Perry, however, is that he was gone for awhile. But, guess what? He’s back and better than ever!
Mocha Bus Pass Lady wants to give Steve Perry a huge shout out and “glad you’re back, Perry!” Mocha hopes Perry continues to sing and flourish and perhaps even sing in Portuguese which would surely give ole Mocha a warm heart. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy hearing a man singing love songs in a language other than English, right? Until the day Perry records his latest album for the world to enjoy, Mocha and many of Perry’s fans will wait with baited breath. But, don’t have us wait too long Perry, we none of us are getting any younger!
To give Perry an incentive to release a new album, Mocha will release an updated compilation video of all the “where are ya, Perry” videos Mocha did years ago. Perhaps when Perry sees the hard work that went into ole Mocha pulling him out of that pear tree as I would like to think, Perry might get all excited and choked up and get that album done quick as lightening! That would be a treat Perry, truly!
Until then, this is Mocha Bus Pass Lady and her 4Head Diary signing off for now! Stay tuned, I’ll be back!