Thursday, June 11, 2009

Imagine...Yusuf Islam - 'The Artist Formerly Known As Cat Stevens'

A couple of years ago I was in a very dark place- mentally not race wise. I was living in a very large well-lit and spacious appartement in Amsterdam looking over the canals.
It was my year of seclusion and hedomism, not many pictures exist and my memories are hazy too. I wanted to erase most of the experiences and I do not revisit that year often.

But switching through the channels on TV I came across this documentary about Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens and something clicked in me.
It wasn't a rediscovery of my faith as I am still waiting for that moment to happen. But it was seeing a man struggle and searching which I guess I was doing too and maybe will continue to do so.

There are some moments in life that have an impact on you and create change, this documentary for me was one of those moments.



  1. hey buddy, do not erase eveything from amsterdam time, we had so much fun at this time!!

  2. hehehe no man our memories are in a different folder titled : "good times with my buddy Frank the Tank"
    Do you still have the video of that ship that went up in flames in the canal?:-)