Friday, February 15, 2008
This isn't the best voice he was ever in. But it's just him, which is nice to see. And the song shines through anyway.
It's strange to be so sad about someone I didn't know, to miss someone who was never in my life - I used to see the Mary Janes supporting the Frames back in the early days, see him walking and cycling around town with his incredible dreads. I love 'Sham' and'Skylarkin' - as my husband said, his voice, it gives us images of him being some Starwars type alien, singing in off white robes in a white room, just his voice echoing into the air... that may not make sense to anyone, but it's perfect for me.
I've just been tooling round instead of working - I downloaded Skylarkin' last night and I'm listening to it (our daughter used to go asleep to it as a baby) - looked for a picture on Images to see if I could find that guy with the long hair who walked past me on the street - and I found this beautiful story of a friendship by Glen Hansard, made me sad, got me thinking. My heart goes out to the people who knew and loved Mic - I feel I'm glad I didn't know him, as losing him must hurt so much.
Posted by Jo at Friday, February 15, 2008