Remembering a music legend. We have lost some beautiful humans in the past few months, both famous and not. The world seems sadder somehow just knowing they have moved on. It was with a heavy heart that I learned about the passing of John Prine, iconic folk singer of the 60’s and 70’s, his songs remaining relevant to this day. His songs are ballads, filled with heart, soul and the bare grit that is human life. He succumbed to the Coronavirus.
As a teenager, I sat with friends belting out sing-a-long style to his voice and the voices of those who brought his words to life. Some of those, sadly, have moved on as well. John Denver took us through our angsty years and I still miss him. He wrote songs made famous by musicians like Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, George Strait and Miranda Lambert, to name a few. Marianne Faithfull, who recorded duets with John, is also dealing with this unconscionable virus across the ocean, but is reportedly doing well.
So, let’s all raise a cup to his humor, his talent, his heart and his smile. (Maybe make it Nyquil.😉)
This one seems most poignant at this time. If you knew John, you can understand and share in our sorrow. If not, take a moment to listen to his words and explore what else you have missed.
And then there’s this....