The whole truth and nothing but the Cyber-truth

Posted by Terry Wooley on Monday, April 18, 2011 Under: Words By Terry
I woke up this morning to the sound of a cell phone beep, alerting me to the fact that I had an e-mail telling me that my on-line farm that I had worked on for so many hours, cultivating, planting, harvesting, decorating all while seated at my desk slaving over my keyboard had been repossessed because I had failed to make my imaginary payment to the off-shore cyberspace banker in charge of controlling all internet properties.

I lost it all. The golden chicken that lays the beautifully colored eggs, the make believe herd of elephants, giraffes, buffalo’s and sheep’s, goats and pigs, that I had so meticulously groomed and cared for, the Christmas decorations that were so generously given to me by all of the caring and loving neighbors of this cyber community. And every single piece of on-line machinery that I owned. They even took the feather collection, I had worked so hard to acquire.

I am quite sure they don’t realize the many hours that I wasted, I mean spent slaving over this vast make believe property that I had. I gave up a lot of things to accumulate all of these possessions and I had just lost them in the blink of an eye. I gave up ballgames with the kids, because I had crops ready to be harvested, I gave up time with friends, because the cows needed to be milked. I gave up family outings because the fruit on the trees needed to be picked. I spent late nights and early mornings trying to capture those extra gifts that all my friends were giving away. I lost the relationship I had with all my friends and family, I missed seeing many things the kids did, that I will never recapture, all for what. And that is my question.

Why would I or anyone else want to waste what very little precious time the Lord has given us here on earth, on a game that really has no meaning, accomplishes no goals, creates no benefit, and in no way helps any of our fellow man. Don’t get me wrong I have had some stupid moments and even briefly attempted the game. But now when I have a stupid moment it usually winds up being a song. And even though I have many great serious songs, I also have a few stupid ones. But those are written in hopes of making someone laugh or smile, and enjoy a few minutes in this rough and rocky world of ours.

To those that play all the games, if it makes you smile or brings a little joy to you and others, then by all means continue to play, but please don’t allow it to be at the expense of your children your family or your friends. Those are things you can never get back, some moments are moments you can never relive.

And if you still feel the urge to cyber farm, or cyber zoo, or have a cyber war, then grab another user name, and start it again. But you can’t have a cyber life with the kids and the cyber wife, or can you…. Well maybe you can so I’m going to take my cyber butt into cyberspace and write another cyber song. And you can decide is it real or not….

Terry Wooley

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About Me

Terry Wooley Born on a small family farm in central Kentucky to hard working God fearing parents, Terry learned the meaning of responsibility at a very early age. While most of his schoolmates were playing and having fun, Terry was busy tending to the crops and cattle and polishing his guitar and songwriting talents. With the nearest neighbor almost a mile away and very few friends to pass the time with, he spent most of his spare time perfecting his craft, always dreaming of creating music. At the ripe old age of 8, he persuaded his parents to allow him to enter a local talent contest. They agreed and Terry walked away with all the hardware, performing a solo with only himself and a guitar almost as big as he was. A few years passed and he decided to set out and make his mark in the music world, traveling all over the world fronting and playing guitar for many legends and current and future superstars, and in 1982 became one of the few acts chosen to perform the entire run of the World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. Terry’s guitar playing always left him in great demand as a session player, and traveling musician, playing on countless albums and road shows. Known as one of the most prolific songwriters to ever pick up a pen, his songs have always been highly sought after by major stars and beginning artist alike. Well respected and admired by musicians and entertainers the world over, he has branched out into other areas of the entertainment business. Terry founded One BAR Records, an independent label to help further the careers of young artist, Lexie Rae Music, a publishing company to handle the many songs he has written, and Flip Flop Productions, a production company to produce young talent and help guide them along the path to stardom. His greatest passion has always been writing, producing and creating music that he feels will last for many years. With all of his many accomplishments and awards, Terry has somehow managed to remain in the background. However with his uncanny writing ability, his unequaled vocal talent, and his superb musicianship, he is quickly being pulled into the limelight. With the release of his critically acclaimed gospel album “SOLID GROUND” and his tribute album "ANY GIVEN DAY" and his tribute album to truck drivers "HIGHWAY FEVER" it is unlikely he will be able to stay out of the spotlight for long. Terry was honored to be able to write some music and lyrics for The World Global Peace Concert. With all of his many awards and accomplishments Terry still remains an unassuming man who is thankful and grateful for all that he has and all that has been given to him. “ I give the Lord all the credit and all the thanks” says Terry. And blessed he has been as many of today’s jingles, commercials, popular music and hit songs are influenced by the creative genius of the one and only Terry Wooley. Terry Wooley

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