And your new Gold City Lead Singer is not Craig West
Probably one of my most sought after, controversial pieces has been this. I probably did over-analyze the whole thing, but I think I brought up good points with some merit. And within the framework of what I relayed leaves us again, back at square one with Gold City.
I would love it if we could consistently say other things about GC besides who is leaving. I have to admit, under the surface, Daniel Riley is doing the right things and being ridiculed for it. Whether it’s adultery or drugs, or whatever…he’s had to step sideways to protect the men he’s had to fire. Of course for your sake, his sake, and the fired man’s family’s sake, you don’t want to hear junk. And I respect Riley for being the man to keep as much under wraps as possible in the face of persecution.
I think West was great, but as I lamented a few weeks over with Joel Wood, home is a nice place to be. And I believe he stepped down with good reason. He has a great voice, but if you watch him, he never looked interested. In his eyes, his heart was on home. His heart was still home. The only one that seems to LOVE being there is Dan Keeton. And that’s not surprising, considering it’s his dream job. Not to mention his very public “boy-hood” awe of the mega Gold City lineup of the Parker/Free regime, which is entirely justified.
But let’s be honest. We’re really not surprised this time around. I think we expected it at some point.
Long live Gold City…again…
Keep his voice on it, and release the album. It will be a collector’s item.