From sweet and smooth classics, to new names, to old names with new music...the focus here, is to shine a little light on some damn fine music.

I'll find it. You can listen, review, or tell me I wouldn't know good music if it kicked me in the ass. I personally don't give a shit.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Little Soul Shine for a Sad Day

A year ago today, two souls were taken from this earth, when a tragic fire took the lives of a mother and daughter. I knew the daughter, my best friend was lucky to have known them both. It's been a mournful week around here. Another friend lost her Mom, I lost my Dad...and today this sad anniversary.

It's a time for reflection, no doubt. So I'm merging the two blogs from last year dealing with the loss. And, I'm including the same song because...well no other one could say it better.

The Life blog...

"Every friendship is different. Some are light and easy...let's go out for a drink, laugh and enjoy each other's company, but not the type where you bare your soul. Some are more high maintenance, where one person has a drama filled life which they need to suck you into.

Then there are the ones which transend time and space. You know the ones where you might not speak to someone for months at a time, but can still pick up the phone and connect to where you were the last time you spoke. It's a deep bond, one of love and respect. It's a feeling of knowing that in a perfect world you would have more time for each other, but the world will never be perfect and life always seems to get in the way. I have a friend like that.

I write this today because her heart is breaking. She has lost a friend she loved to a tragic accident, and while in touch until the end, missed one last chance to connect with her. Mourn her loss, but take comfort in knowing through all the years, you were there for her. Her life was not easy, at times she was a lost soul. Yet, you always looked out for her, even protected her during her fragile moments.

I've always felt that true friends give what they can to each other. Sometimes friendship is defined by accepting the limitations that come with it. Accept what is offered and return what you can.

Except if you are ending a friendship, one moment in time never determines the relationship. It is built on the days, months and years that have bonded you together. T, find peace in that.

Go with God, Barbara."

The Music blog...

"Sometimes a lunch is just a lunch.  Sometimes it's a chance to reconnect to times long ago.  If you've had a lunch filled with bittersweet memories, time to let your soul shine.

"It's better than sunshine,
Better than moonshine,
Damn sure better than rain."

A good thought or happy memory can push out the sad ones. Music goes one step farther.  Settle into "Soulshine" by the Allman Brothers, recorded live at the Beacon Theatre NYC in 2003.

Souls fly away, memories live on".



  1. Thank You Kat for the beautiful tribute in honor of Barbara and her mom.
    You have captured my feelings and placed then into words for me.

    And for that I am so grateful and having you as my dear friend/sista ...........xo

  2. sista's from another mother...through years and tears. xxxxo