Monday, August 11, 2014

Music Monday: Hallelujah...Thank You Robin

While I was on maternity leave my husband bought his dream guitar, a Les Paul. For the past couple of months our home has been filled with the sweet and rich tone of his Les Paul. Most people don't know this, but I love to sing. It's a secret talent of mine...but every now and then I let loose and belt out a tune in public. Since the Les Paul came into our house, Mr. D has been asking me to sing with him more...I hesitate...but last night we put together a "set list" of songs that I would feel comfortable singing with him.

As I was driving into work this morning Jeff Buckley serenaded me with his rendition of "Hallelujah" and as I sang along I made a mental note to email Mr. D with a request to add this song to the list. It seems appropriate and haunting now at 10:45pm, because later in the evening we would all slowly start to learn of the death of the great Robin Williams. He, like Jeff Buckley left us in shock with the news of his death. Robin Williams who made so many of us laugh was hiding his own demons. Jeff Buckley's passing was not intentional, but a tragic accident...yet I still remember being shocked by the news when it occurred.

So tonight I think about sweet and haunting melodies and the genius mind who made life sweet with laughter.

RIP Robin


1 comment:

  1. Jeff Buckley's cover of Hallelujah is one of my favorite renditions of the song. It was voted no. 259 on the Rolling Stone's list of 500 greatest songs of all time. Anyway, your husband has a good taste for guitars. Is he in a band? I've seen a lot of customized Les Paul's with a bigsby. I wonder if he's planning on getting one for added effects? Thanks for sharing that! All the best to you! :)

    Dorothy Payne @ Rainbow Music