Ladies and gentlemen of the Steem ecosystem,
Peace be with you.
As the SteemChurch parishioners already know, Friday means an evening of reflection over a glass, or two, or three, of scotch whisky for this Knight.
Only this Friday, reflection is shrouded in anger, confusion, sadness, intertwined with hope, faith, love and Billy Joel.
An Innocent Man
Oh yes I am.
We Steemians are the epitome of the working class. We want to work, to earn, to be free, to support our families and communities. Much in the same manner that our conservative forefathers of the 70's and 80's did. Only in these decades they had one young hero in his musical prime that we don't - he was... Billy Joel.
Single-handedly Billy Joel was able to write the life story of a generation of working class men and women. He captured their emotions, their struggles and their suffering. And in doing so he brought them commonality, then joy and hope.
In his own way Billy Joel changed the world through his music and lyrics.
He was... The Piano Man.
Meanwhile in the here and now it is painful.
Our Venezuelan friends suffer hyper-inflation and our African friends are suffering a similar struggle. Poor governance has lead to hunger, conflict and civil unrest. And 'We didn't start the fire'.
Life was certainly a long, long way from being a 'River of Dreams'.
However ladies and gentlemen - this Knight continues to promise you one thing, if we go down... 'we will all go down together.'
Keeping the faith
Steem price is down.
Post numbers are down.
Onboarding of new Steemians is down.
EOS has been activated and their new social media platforms are breathing down our necks.
'You know the good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow isn't as bad as it seems'.
Well maybe not SirKnight's life. Maybe it is...
Yesterday, despite all our suffering, Captain Ned felt it necessary to post about his guitar playing. And indeed, this Knight was one 'Angry Young Man'. Confused, perplexed, disillusioned!
'Where are the Smart Media Tokens and the Hardfork 20 promises?' he thought.
Was 'Captain Jack' getting high tonight?
Was it time to 'Say goodbye to Hollywood?'
Was Ned 'Movin'Out'?
Scenes from an Italian Restuarant.
This Knight knew he needed to settle down - this called for 'A Matter of Trust.'
Despite 'living here in Allentown', even this workingclass Knight could see by the apartment and city setting that @ned was in a 'New York State of Mind' - but what was he trying to tell us?
'For the longest time' he read and re-read Ned's post.
LadyKnight entered the room. Should he 'Tell her about it'? Better not worry his 'Uptown Girl' - 'She has a way about her', when it comes to Steemit dramas.
Was Ned just being a 'Big Shot,' or was he a genuine 'Entertainer?' Or perhaps... perhaps... it was something more.
Only The Good Die Young...
and those who change the world just plug it in and play non-stop, despite the complaints.
SirKnight arose from his chair in newly discovered delight - Ned's post was cryptic 'Honesty'.
He was going to change the world and Steem would be his instrument.
Ned was... a young, modern day Billy Joel, for a whole new generation of freedom fighting conservatives!
Well Ned... 'don't go changing'.
This Knight will be your ally in your freedom quest and 'I'll meet you anytime you want'.
This Knight speaks for the entire SteemChurch when he says 'this is the time to remember!'
Now let's hear from the man himself... a one, a two, a one two three four...