It interesting to read the press reports coming from the “land down under”. After you scoop the poop away, they make for a very humorous tirade of ego and pretentiousness.
Well, who wouldn't want to be loved in the land they were raised in? I can't fault Keith for wanting the recognition for his work. I can't fault him for longing to be seen as a homeboy as opposed to an exiled country western singer, who couldn't even get press during his last tour home two years ago. This really seemed to be a burr up his butt from the amount of crap flowing from his lips. It's not just a plea for recognition, but a desperate cry for respect.
The problem is that he is using his personal life to get the attention. Now I understand this, and I can't really get too angry because they don't know him. Wait! I am wrong! He is a farm boy with the backward parents, the druggy womanizing singer, who was such a pussy he had to go to rehab after marrying their royalty because he wasn't man enough to handle his drink. That’s right, she married him. But, many over there have said she hasn't been quite right since she and Tom Cruise broke up. He met her. He used her celebrity to get world wide fame. He charmed her and he will hurt her in the end. Yep, he is not of stock, nor stature, worthy of their princess. So why try so hard Keith?
At almost 40, Keith is staring middle age down. He isn't a rocker, as rock is a young man’s game. He isn't a legend, and can't rest on his laurels. He needs this time this tour to make his mark. So, I will keep reading away - more tales of his marriage and his love of his homeland. I hope he will get everything he wants from this tour. Because, when he comes back to the place that accepted him, the place that made him feel welcomed, the place and the people who accepted him for who he was and showed him that was okay. Then he might realize that home isn't the place you are from, it’s what you create.
Keith you say home is with your wife. I think someone should remind you it's where you are accepted for who you are, and what you do, and in respecting that you get respect in return.