Showing posts with label In Memory Of. Show all posts
Showing posts with label In Memory Of. Show all posts

08 December 2016

Americans Love Their Firsts : Honoring John Glenn (1921 - 2016)

Published this blog post November 2014.


An American "first" was not on the list.  Did not realize my significant omission until today when it was announced on the radio that this prominent citizen has departed.




  • John Glenn, first American astronaut to orbit the earth.

Adding this fact on to my previous blog post about "firsts" and sharing some additional info below. 

 
http://foxnet2017.tumblr.com/post/154228894581/life-john-glenn-the-first-american-astronaut





11 January 2016

Music Legend and Icon David Bowie Has Departed

Good bye Mr. Bowie.

David Bowie (1947 - 2016)




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David Bowie’s Blue-Eyed Soul



Looking to celebrate the life of David Bowie?

Follow this link to 700+ articles by my fellow freelance writers, ardent admirers who are passionate the man, the music, the legend, the icon. Pages loaded with facts, trivia, etc. He has been referred to by some as the “master of reinvention”. He must have been the inspiration or role model or example for artists who seem to have been successful at reinventing themselves as well, and maintaining their long standing position in the fickle mob world of entertainment, which is no easy feat!



David Bowie's Blue-Eyed Soul

David Bowie might be one of the most unlikely blue-eyed (or more accurately, one blue eye and one green eye) soul singers in music history. Born in the bombed-out London neighborhood of Brixton in 1947, the pale, skinny, sometimes emaciated singer became known for his elegant, continental image and eclectic, artsy lyrics on his songs beginning in the late 1960s.


"David Bowie might be one of the most unlikely blue-eyed (or more accurately, one blue eye and one green eye) soul singers in music history. Born in the bombed-out London neighborhood of Brixton in 1947, the pale, skinny, sometimes emaciated singer became known for his elegant, continental image and eclectic, artsy lyrics on his songs beginning in the late 1960s."




David Bowie by choffman36 on DeviantArt



David Bowie watercolour painting by jez-vaughan on DeviantArt



21 June 2015

Everything Must Change - Timeless Classic

"Everything Must Change" - In life, everybody sings this song, if they live.

"Everything Must Change" is one of those songs that if the artist dares to mess this up when performing it, there will be no forgiveness for sins. Nope!! The song police will be called by me and I will demand that they be arrested! STOPPED!!!

* Randy Crawford – who could never sing any song in a way that would displease anybody – sang this song and stamped it in my memory. Nobody has a voice like this woman.

* My husband found a rendition by the late but still awesomely great Nina Simone.

* Found a duet performance with the inimitably soulful Chaka Khan and unquestionably soulful Simply Red.

They can all relax. Will not have to call the song police for any of them.

  • IN MEMORY OF:  Nina Simone (1933 – 2003)

[ Content first appeared at Bubblews, Mar 21, 2015. ]







02 April 2015

Throwback: Joe Cocker (1944 - 2014)

Been a part of the Google Plus social network for a few years and one of the fun things they do is called "Throwback Thursday". It is so fun. People share stuff from back in the day. Usually my shares are YouTube videos.

In Memory Of:
* Joe Cocker (1944 - 2014)



FYI. Definition of “throwback” from the Urban Dictionary.



(Content was first published at Bubblews.com, Jan 23, 2015.)





12 December 2014

2014 via Twitter and Tumblr

For me 2014 has been a fabulous year.  Received and eMail today to Relive poignant, defining or memorable moments of 2014 via Twitter. Selected these two moments and specific tweets IN MEMORY OF people I admired and appreciated who left us this year. Searched Tumblr to see if there were any artistic expressions which captured their light, their personality, their life!  What an inspiration!


RE: Maya Angelou (1928 - 2014)




RE: Robin Williams (1951 - 2014)







Maya Angelou by Komi Olafimihan | Found at Black Women Art (BWA) on Tumblr

 

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29 August 2014

Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)

BLACK IN TIME: A Moment In OUR History: 


Remembering Michael Joseph Jackson
(August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)


“HEAL THE KIDS” SPEECH at OXFORD UNIVERSITY 2001(Excerpt):


As you all know, our two countries broke from each other over what Thomas Jefferson referred to as “certain inalienable rights”. And while we Americans and British might dispute the justice of his claims, what has never been in dispute is that children have certain inalienable rights, and the gradual erosion of those rights has led to scores of children worldwide being denied the joys and security of childhood. I would therefore like to propose tonight that we install in every home a Children’s Universal Bill of Rights, the tenets of which are:


1. The right to be loved without having to earn it


2. The right to be protected, without having to deserve it


3. The right to feel valuable, even if you came into the world with nothing


4. The right to be listened to without having to be interesting


5. The right to be read a bedtime story, without having to compete with the evening news


6. The right to an education without having to dodge bullets at schools


7. The right to be thought of as adorable – (even if you have a face that only a mother could love).

Michael Jackson

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