29 February 2012

Only Shades of Grey

When I was a kid, there was this TV show about a band of four guys, who got into silly mischief and made such wonderful music. Didn't matter to me that they weren't a "real band." Although, they became one. Didn't matter to me that were actor/musicians that were hired to be the American answer to the Beatles. They were, in my eyes. I loved their music, their silly shenanigans, and I owned every album and watched every episode.

Today, we lost one of those wonderful lads. Today, Davy Jones passed away, the victim of a massive coronary. I weep for our loss. He was a good man, with a big heart and an amazing talent. I mourn his passing at such a young age, but the truth is -- it was his time. Makes me appreciate what we had and what we have to remember him by.

And for those who feel the need to wax sarcastic against those of us who grieve -- bite me! No one has a gun to your head and is making you read these tributes or listen to the endless YouTube dedications and postings. If it bothers you that badly, go away. Leave us to our grief and tributes. We don't bother you over yours, don't bother us over ours!

In the meantime...

OH I could lie
'Neath the wings
Of the bluebird
As she sings
The six o' clock alarm
Would never ring
But it rings
And I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
The shaving razor's cold
And it stings

Cheer up, sleep Jean
Oh what can it mean
To a Daydream Believer
And a home coming queen

Just for you, Davy. Just for us.

1 comment:

Lorrieann said...

Thank you! The very first record album I ever had (was really my sister's but I used to play it when she wasn't around) was the first Monkees album. I still remember my most favorite tracks on that were "I Wanna Be Free" which Davy sang, and "Saturday's Child" which was Micky's.

I still have those songs on my iPod, and will continue to play them.

The boys made a connection, whether fabricated or not, they became the band they wanted to be, and the music makes me happy.

Light journeys, Davy.