Saturday, 18 August 2012

GUEST POST #46 ELO - Mr Bluesky

ELO - "Mr Bluesky"


This weeks heartfelt Guest Post comes from our old buddy from Saudi Arabia, Lee..




My brother-in-law tragically passed away very unexpectedly 4 weeks ago ..... we asked my 8 year old niece (his daughter) to pick some tracks which reminded her of him and she immediately picked ELO's "Mr Bluesky".  We played the track to a packed church at the end of his remembrance service and I have never experienced a more uplifting, but at the same time extremely sad feeling as we sat in silence and reflected! He was a great guy and this track is a fitting reminder of him - whenever I hear it, it brings a smile to my face and a lump to my throat.  Sadly missed, never forgotten

Thank you for this musical memory are thoughts go out to you and your family

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18 August 2012 at 15:09

My thoughts go out to you and your family. An incredibly uplifting song Lee, one of my favourites.

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22 August 2012 at 20:53

Fantastic song. After reading this I got goosebumps when it was played at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. Our thoughts are with you and your family,

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22 August 2012 at 23:13

Lee, so sorry to hear about this. I went to a funeral recently and did not realise the power that particular songs have over the audience. I was so overwhelmed dispite not being especially close, that I was in tears too. This is a fantastic song, one of my favourites. I especially like 'the Queen bit' right at the end, as I called it. Thanks for the memory x

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