I have to start doing this, don't I? I'll do it here.
They put you in the ground today, and I want you to know that I am forever grateful for all that you and your music taught me, so much more than family or friends ever did, quite honestly.
When you are a life long music nut people often ask you what your favorite song is, which is an impossible question to answer, but I've always known mine. I kept it a secret for all these years, I like the occasional secret, I guess we had that in common.
It feels like the right time to reveal it though, it's Wham's Freedom. Not because it is the best song or even your best song, but because listening to it when I was a kid was the moment I discovered that pop music would save my life and that if I ever needed it to, no matter what, it would always be there for me. Thanks for that.
Your music, music in general has saved me more times than I care to remember and that notion, that belief, is due to you. RIP, my hero, always.
My #1 favorite song of all time, for all time.
Tribute on The Brits was sweet, I'm happy Chris Martin did "A Different Corner" it is what I wanted Adele to do on Grammys, it requires a voice like hers, velvet, powerhouse, Chris didn't have either but he brought his own thing to it. My heart is still in pieces that there will never be more of his music to hear.
When I was a 20 year old I would come to Fort Lauderdale during winter break in NY and go to a gay video bar on Las Olas (can't remember the name) and there was this gorgeous 90s twink I had the hugest crush on there all the time. He put me firmly in the friend-zone, which hurt but I was just so happy to be close to him in any way. I discovered this video remix at that bar with him and we both freaked the F out on it. Couple years later I learned he died of AIDS, fast, as men did then. He was so gorgeous and had such great taste in music.
Not an easy song to remix! This journey mix is worth the ride, it soars like an airplane. Take the trip kids, you won't regret it, soar.