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Rebel Rebel, #1252

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I was not ready for this horrible news I woke up to today.  David Bowie dead?  The tears are streaming down my face.  I know I didn’t really know him, but I feel like I lost personal friend.  I have been so intimate with his music for so many years, and it has always been a constant that when I blare Bowie music through my speakers, I’m happy.

He was just so original and never conformed to just one style.  He was rock n’ roll, punk, pop, flamboyant, real, fashionable….everything I love in music all rolled into one.  I miss those qualities in today’s music….there’s rarely anyone who just sounds fresh, and just last week, there was even more music released by David Bowie to the world.

I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but I didn’t care.  A new album held the possibility of a tour.  David Bowie was my dream concert….the one that I never got to but always hoped and prayed would eventually happen.  I had my eye on his website for years…just yearning for the day I’d see him live.

I’m heartbroken today.  We didn’t just lose a legend – we lost an innovative soul, and oh – how the loss of him stings.

My song of the day is Bowie’s “Rebel Rebel.”  It was hard to pick the perfect song for this moment.  There are so many to choose from.  I think though that David Bowie’s appeal is in his rebellious nature, and I just want to send this message to the universe for him….”Hot tramp, I love you so.”

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Tzena Tzena, #895

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Pete Seeger

RIP to man who influenced everyone else.  His music sparked so much interest and inspiration.  Pete Seeger recorded “Tzena Tzena” bringing it to American popularity, and he wasn’t even Jewish.  Pete Seeger who wrote songs that you thought were written by other people, but no…they were Pete’s.  Songs like “If I Had a Hammer,”  “Turn, Turn, Turn,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” and “Wimoweh.”  Feeling sad that he passed away this morning, but I’m also feeling extremely blessed that he was alive for 94 years and gave incredible music for generations past and yet to come.

My song of the day is “Tzena Tzena,” because even though he didn’t write this one, I always found it so touching that he was so connected with this song.  Click HERE to hear an Israeli classic made popular by an American legend and his band, The Weavers.  RIP, Pete.  Your amazing legacy lives on!