Wildflowers Forever

Yesterday was one of the saddest days for probably everyone. But, I wasn’t expecting such a sudden goodbye from one of the men that helped shape my life with his music, his wisdom, and his southern kindness.

Tom Petty

Tom Petty passed away, surrounded by his family and love ones, last night.

Music was and still is my savior. Growing up, his songs, along with my ultimate song goddess, Stevie Nicks, helped give me the feeling of being a free spirited little girl, when really I was more of an introvert, an outsider to my peers.

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Tom was part of my musical therapy, especially in the magical band The Traveling Wilburys.

the Traveling Wilburys

The world seems a little more helpless without Tom in it. He was always “gently sweeping his guitar” in a beautiful way.

Tom and his guitar

He made it okay to be wild and free.

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This is my favorite quote from him:

Tom Petty and his words of wisdom

http://www.tompetty.com/

Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Dhani Harrison and Prince

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Beautiful Olivia

I remember the first time I saw Olivia Harrison and it’s seem it was like yesterday… It was when I first saw the videoclip ”Real Love ”from The Fab Four on tv.

 

I saw how lovingly she was looking at her husband. The kindness of this look was a beautiful thing to witness.

To me, Olivia is a warrior. A warrior of her husband’s legacy. A warrior of bringing light into the hearts of many people with The Material World Foundation.

Olivia Harrison and Shankar Family

I really admire her humility. If you haven’t had the chance to watch ”The Leaving in a Material World” documentary she co-produced with Martin Scorsese, it really is one of the best documentaries you will see. Especially if you are a fan of George Harrison or even if you are a fan of watching documentaries.

She was blunt but delicate. There is no bullshit with Olivia and I love it when someone doesn’t take any crap. In 1999, she was clearly was a fearless warrior when that horrible home invasion happened.

This week, the Thursday Maestro goes to this wonderful lady who is contributing, in her own way, to making the world a better place with her philanthropy, her spirituality, and her gentle soul.

 

 

Peace.

One of my favorite song

50 ans avec le Sergent Pepper

Hier vu l’anniversaire de cet album mythique de la culture pop.

Sgt Pepper

Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band pour certains fut l’album qui a déterminé une nouvelle ère musicale.

À mon humble avis, autant que je considère que c’est un très bon album mais pour moi, ça toujours Revolver et Rubber Soul qui seront les albums qui nous ont averti que le meilleur serait à venir.

Abstraction de cette paranthèse, l’idée de Paul de créer un groupe qui ne sont pas les Beatles fut une idée du génie à l’époque.

The band

Within You Whitout You me fait toujours rêver.

George H. and his sitar

La sitar est exquise et les violons également. Un classique! La passion de George se ressent pour ce beau instrument qui est la sitar.

While is Sitar Gently Weeps

A Day In a Life est à mon avis la meilleure chanson de John Lennon. I heard the news today oh boy… Chapeau à George Martin pour la production et l’orchestration de ce chef d’œuvre.

Maestro Martin and Sir Lennon

Indémodable, indestructible et indispensable comme album pour tous les mélomanes de ce monde.

SPLHC

http://sgtpepper.thebeatles.com

 

Stuck inside a cloud

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I’d rather be a musician than a rock star.

One of my favorite quote from a man I clearly admire a lot. The way he was so connect with himself, his sense of humor and of course everything in between while he was gently weeping his guitar is what make him so special in my eyes and probably a lot of people. He was a member of this band you may have heard The Beatles. He prove to everyone that he was his own man that he is not in the shadow of Lennon/McCartney.

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Younger, I remember people always assuming I was this really introvert little kid. And I wasn’t when you talk to me. I love to talk but I’m not a fan of small talks. Earlier on, I was mesmerize by the fact that George Harrison seem to be define as the Quiet Beatles but I never find he was. So I saw some similarities with my little world. Slowly, I started to read more about him and to buy his solo album.

 

All Things Must Pass album is a masterpiece. Finally the so called Quiet Beatles is not that quiet. My Sweet Lord, Wah-Wah, Let it down, Beware of darkness and others beautiful songs are classics. We had a taste of his songwriter skills on the White Album, Revolver and Abbey Road albums ( Something in a way she move, attract me like no other lover…). Definitely a album to have or to discover.

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Here a video of the concert in Japon that George and Eric Clapton did together (I wish I was witnessing that special concert).

While my guitar gently weeps in Japon video

For a next Chronicle, I will talk about the Cloud Nine album and about my favorite artist (Bowie come a really close). I could talk on and on about George. If you have the chance to check out Dhani Harrison, ahaha tomorrow Chronicle will be about Dhani.

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One thing in my bucket list is to have an interview with Dhani Harrison.Thenewno2 is a band I discover and I really like. Oliver Hecks and Dhany Harrison are so creative and they are making a very good team. I need to chill out and leave some stuff for another post.

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Oh here  a good documentary to watch about this fine man is  Living in a Material World. Martin Scorsese and Olivia Harrison, thank you for this gift. I love it when Olivia said: George kept saying to me be here now. This is pure wisdom. I will watch it again this documentary.

Living in a Material World preview video

I did say George have a one wicked sense of humour right, here a little comic relief.

 

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Say hello to my little friend

Homer, George and the brownies hihi video

George Harrison website