As I was writing the Private Numbers story for my website, I was trying to come up with a suitable ending to my last band that had the last, best chance to “make it big” in the music business.  I was reminded of a conversation I had with a friend a few weeks after I had retired from the music business and moved back to Charlotte. 

My friend asked, “Have you had a chance to process the fact idea that now you’ll never 'make it really big' in the music business?”   The answer I gave him then still applies to how I feel today. 

“Well, I made it 'really medium' in the music business.  I've got a great life, two amazing daughters and I've still got the girl. What else do I need?”

"And the universe is mine!"

Photo left: Bruce & Patti, September 1981, Houston, Texas