The next 5 songs are for my friend who passed away last Wednesday. He was one of the few who still came back here to see what music I had week after week. I slacked lately. But this is for him:
Bruce Springsteen – I’m on fire
I was never a fan of the Boss even though I do own a greatest hits album. Jamie reintroduced me to him and although I am still not much of a fan, there are a couple of songs I like to listen to. Of course, it all has a different meaning now. Just like listening to Metallica, Scissor Sisters, Adam Lambert, Armin van Buuren and many others.
Brandon Flowers – I can change
Jamie liked danceable music and 80ies music too. He liked to go out and dance. This one song has a bit of both. It’s one of the last newer songs I shared with him.
Erasure – always
I shared this song many times before and most often it had a hidden message just for Jamie. He would read it and react to it (or not) and I love him for it. I remember an afternoon when he shared almost every Erasure song there is with me… It was fun… He was as passionate about music as I am.
when we began to talk about music, this was one of the first things he shared with me. I never gave them a conscious listen before, but I understood why he liked them.
Todd Rundgren – Hello it’s me
This was Jamie’s favorite song. When he first shared it, I thought he was pulling my leg. Then he told me to listen to the lyrics and again, I understood. This song has a special place every since he sent it to me. And to be honest, it put tears to my eyes just now.
Jamie was 32 years old and my best friend. He was always there and I didn’t take him for granted. Never. Sometimes I felt neglected, or jealous, but one feeling never changed; the love I felt for him. I need to learn to live without him in my life and many other people do too. He left an impact on many of us and now there is a huge empty space that he used to fill. I said it before, he will always hold a place in my heart.
Rest in peace, Jamie.