February 5th 2016

As I write this, I do so with a little sadness. Why? Because so many music stars and actors have passed away in the past few weeks.
After the death of David Bowie I saw a TV news report wanting to explain why we mourn the loss of these people we really don’t know. I just know that some of these men and women touch us in many ways. They make us laugh, they make us cry, and they make us think. They become a part of our lives.
This month three of my favorite singers and performers have died.
David Bowie– who doesn’t get chills when they here “Space Oddity”, “Fame”, or “Rebel Rebel”. His musical influence is timeless.

Natalie Cole- I could go on forever about her incredible talent. But her life story is one reason I admire her, she had all the pressure of being Nat King Cole’s daughter and that lead to a long battle with Drug addiction. The book “Angle on my Shoulder” is a look into her life and how she survived. Her singing style could be soulful but her take on the standards was what she became known for. The duet of” Unforgettable” with her late father still gives me chills.

And on Thursday Maurice White of Earth Wind and Fire passes away. Earth wind and Fire was a great band that fused funk jazz rock and disco and I always looked forward to the next EWF album

The list is way too big for only one month but here are some of the celebrities we lost in the January
Abe Vigoda- Fish on Barney Miller
Pat Harrington Jr. One day at a time
Alan Rickman– Die Hard
Brian Bedford – the voice of Disney’s Robin Hood
And Jason Wingreen – the voice of Bobba Fett in the Star Wars.
That is quite a list and makes me sad but also glad because they shared their talents to us. We never know how our own talents will affect others, but if I have learned anything in my life. Every life affects others. When I get to talk to you on the phone or maybe get to meet you face to face I can honestly say that you and your talents affect me in such a positive way
Boy this blog has found me pretty serious! But really there have been some good things this week. Here is few fun things from this week.