This week I found out that one of the cofounding members of my favorite band has passed away. Graeme Edge of the Moody Blues passed away. This is a profound loss to me because the Moody Blues sang Nights in White Satin which has been my favorite song for as long as I can remember. It’s poetry, orchestra and beautiful.
I began going to Moody Blues concerts long before I even had boobs. At 16 we went to a concert at Pine Knob and I laid on the hill and just let the music wash over me. I could feel the words in my soul. I still stop whatever I am doing if I can to close my eyes and listen when my song comes on.
I also have major fondness for Veteran Cosmic Rocker because my Dad loved it. I can remember sitting at a concert with him and when the song began to play he smiled, nodded and said “there you go.” Dad smiling is like sunshine. Especially since I only get to see that smile in my memories now.
I know I am at the age where I am going to start losing actors and musicians that I loved when I was young. But I am thankful that they were part of my life in the first place. But could if I could put in a cosmic request please don’t take Bob Seger or Elton John anytime soon.