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re: Things not said...

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Jacqueline 10:58 am MST 03/20/17
In reply to: Things not said... - The_wolf_with_the_red_roses 04:30 pm MST 03/19/17

Love the bit about building an extension on your soul. A new wing where Steinman's music and philosophy take up residence.

> ...But should have been.
>
> At the press junkett for the launch night of previews,
> camera crews were asking what Bat Out of Hell meant to us.
> In the midst of bigger contributors to the community (Ben,
> if I became a bit of a bumpling wreck it's only because
> you found us some of my favirote Jim's songs of all time
> and you're pretty much in the same leauge as him to me at
> this point) I didn't speak to the cameras outside. But in
> the midst of Jim's triumph and talent on show in the
> fullest, most complete form it's ever been I'll share with
> you all.
>
> Jim's music is timeless, not just in the cultutral sense,
> his songs are still played, his albums still re-enter
> charts and his influence is still heard today. It is
> timeless on a much more intimate and personal level. Jim's
> music represents so much good in my life. It represents
> bonding with my mum and listening to You Took the Words as
> a 5 year old boy, it represents rediscovering it, and the
> rest of the album, years later and becoming so engrossed
> that friends and teachers around me could sing Two out Of
> Three Ain't Bad word-for-word as we drove through the
> french countryside a decade ago,
> it represents playing a song for a loved one meant for
> something else then living amongst us, it represents
> meeting the love of my love of my live and walking through
> the streets, drunk, happy, singing and dancing the night
> away (because "if you gotta be damned...", right?)
>
> Okay, so my words are alot grander and alot less "Jacob"
> in written form but that would have been the jist.
>
> I think, if you really get Jim's music, then you become
> more than a fan, you have an extension built onto your
> soul, an obsession, an absolute life changer.


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