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30.11.01 - I read the news today, oh boy...
It was a bit of a shock. I had heard back in the summer that George was
doing poorly and wasn't expected to live much longer. This statement was
made by George Martin, and it was hotly denied by George Harrison/his spokesperson.
Then out of the blue, he's gone. I sat for about 10 minutes Friday morning,
after I'd heard, absorbing and reflecting. I lit a candle and set it on
the table, then got busy updating the site to pay tribute.
That day was foggy, drizzly, and miserable. All day long, I kept thinking
about "Here Comes The Sun'. Around dusk, the sky cleared just in time
for a great sunset. I lit another candle. Then, mere minutes later, the
orange ball of a rising full moon appeared on the horizon. "There goes
the sun, here comes the moon", I thought. On further reflection I realized
that, since it was the second full moon of November, it was actually a blue
moon rising over the escarpment in Stoney Creek that evening,, at the end
of a very emotional day.
The band in heaven just got a lot better.
Well, it's a year later, and what has changed? George's new posthumous release
only sold one seventieth of Shania Twain's new release in the same week,
in America, and the pundits are making comparisons, as if there is a comparison.
The only consolation I have today is that George is now beyond all of this
haggling and B.S. He got to be the first one to join John.