Louie Bello is one of those names. “Louie Bello, I know I know that guy!” Well, before long you will all know his name and his music. Louie has been nominated for the Boston Music Awards 2014 for Pop/R&B artist of the year and Best Ongoing Residency, he’s got em lined up every Wednesday night at said residency at Abby Lane, and he wears a fedora like a champ. This full time teacher and family guy will knock you over with his incredible soul and his extraordinary heart. Let’s ride Shotgun with Louie!
A high school friend was driving me to the airport at the end of my recent visit with her. After having just seen one of THE all time movie tearjerkers ever made, The Fault in Our Stars, she said she was going to have to have a conversation with her daughter about the fact that there “are no Augustus Waters in this world.” For those of you who have missed this literary tome, Augustus Waters is the boy in the story who falls in love with the girl and is romantic beyond that of men of his age. Or any age for that matter. For me, it was Lloyd Dobbler holding a boom box in the rain. We all have that guy – that Prince Charming like character that we have looked for (and maybe found) our whole life. My friend thinks this is wrong and that this kind of expectation will set up her daughter to fail, or to be alone, or to be constantly disappointed. I understand her thought, but I couldn’t disagree more. Why can’t we aim for Augustus, Lloyd, Romeo… whomever?
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