If you could change just one thing in your life, what would it be?
If I could change one thing right now, in a very realistic way that would be to get back to work from home or get a new job that allows me to work from home. I just cannot stand to commute everyday and see the same ole faces and say the same old things and having to eat food at the cafeteria 5 days a week and take the time to come back home. It’s all a waste truly.
Another thing is wading through the crowds at the office, waiting for the elevator to be a little empty at the usual shift end times and well it’s actually painful to be at the office these days. Not to mention on some evenings they seem to crank up the air-conditioning to an almost painful level. For no reason! Then there is the food – I am so fedup with the cafeteria food that they are serving and especially now since I am avoiding certain foods, it just feels so bland and similar when I have to eat almost the same food on a regular basis.
I’m also spending a lot more money when I go out working from the office – Uber/Ola, food, coffee and snacks. It is so much better when I was working from home and more peaceful and quiet. I can even play some music when I am working at home which I can’t do at the office. All in all I wish I could go back to working from home.
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Tom Stephen, Drummer and manager of The Jeff Healey Band has passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023. He has been of aid to an incredible amount of musicians all during the course of his career. He took a considerable amount of pride in both marketing Ayotte Drums and playing them, and as a result, he ordered that the whole logo head be placed on each drum while he was using them in the movie Roadhouse. This was done so that the drums would seem more professional.
Tom Stephen was the drummer in the Jeff Healey Band from its formation in the early 1980s, up to the beloved Toronto native’s death in 2008. Stephen also served as the band’s manager, helping to navigate their international rise to fame in the wake of their multi-platinum selling 1988 debut album, See The Light. He’s chronicled it all in a new book. Best Seat In The House: My Life In The Jeff Healey Band (ECW Press) focuses on the impact of his dual role that often turned on a dime from indulging in the excesses afforded successful rock stars to having to discipline the band for the havoc they caused. Since Healey’s passing, Stephen has done more than anyone to keep his legacy alive (although sometimes at odds with Healey’s widow Cristie), and for any fan, Best Seat In The House is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of a truly unique Canadian rock and roll story.
Tom and bassist Joe Rockman were introduced to Jeff Healey in the late 80s and together they released 5 albums studio albums, several live records as well as their recording of the soundtrack to Road House – touring across the globe, jamming with some of the greatest rock and blues artists, and beyond the untimely conclusion of the band. Thomas Stephen was born on 2 February 1955 in New Brunswick, Canada. Along with Jeff & Joe he also performed in the movie Road House (1989) and the live dvds The Jeff Healey Band: See the Light – Live from London (1989) and The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 1999 (2005).