Here we are again, at the end of another year. If I knew where all the time went, I would bottle it and put it on shelf, ready to hand it over to the next person who needs it 🙂

While we each personally have a reason to remember 2016, 2016 may very well have a reason to remember us. It seems that, this year, close to 300 of our musicians found themselves becoming members of the Dead Rock Stars Club.

While we do recall and remember some of the obvious ones, such as David Bowie, Prince and Glenn Frey (of The Eagles, shame on you if you had to ask), how many of us are aware that on the 26th of January this year, Colin Vearncombe became a member by way of complications from a car accident?

Many of us will not know who this is. Some will. Still more will know him by his stage name and by his iconic 1987 classic. Here is how the song starts. Feel free to sing along:

Here I go out to sea again
The sunshine fills my hair
And dreams hang in the air
Gulls in the sky and in my blue eye
You know it feels unfair
There’s magic everywhere
Look at me standing
Here on my own again
Up straight in the sunshineNo need to run and hide
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
No need to laugh and cry
It’s a wonderful, wonderful life
Look at yourself standing, up straight in the sunshine. Look at how far you have come this year. Look at what you have accomplished and what you have let go of. Look at the world around you and see that by standing up on your own in the sunshine, you radiate that sunshine and create, truly, for yourself and for those that you love and care for, a wonderful, wonderful life.

So from me a big thank you for your support over the year and for sharing your sunshine with me, as I in turn shared mine with you. I wish you safe travels if you are away, and the blessing of those close to you if you are staying in.

May 2017 bring much magic.

Love and light,

Marléne.