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Confession

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on July 21, 2013 by Prince Lotor Sincline

I have done something nerdy, weird and just…unexplainable.  Last Saturday I found out about the death of “Glee” actor Cory Monteith.  When young actors die, I assume they were doing something wrong, like drugs, alcohol and stuff like that.  Well, I was right on this case.  But that’s not the problem here; I had no idea what was “Glee” all about.  When I read the news about this young actor’s passing; it didn’t affect me at all.  I had no idea who he was and as like any other news, when the member of a TV cast dies, the internet posts videos of that program.  In this case I saw a video of the cast of “Glee” singing “Don’t stop believing”.  As an 80’s music lover, that woke up my curiosity.  When I watched that video, I was in awe.  That was the best rendition of Journey’s masterpiece that I have ever heard. Ever.  Those actors sang it so boldly and awesome that I just had to hear more.
I started searching more videos of “Glee” where the cast appeared singing 80’s hits like “Hit me with your best shot” mashed up with “One way or another” and Journey medleys.  I was totally and completely mesmerized.  I just had to keep listening and watching so I went to Netflix.  Much to my enjoyment, the first 3 seasons of “Glee” were available to stream.  Patience is not one of my virtues, so during this week I saw those 3 seasons of “Glee”; the fourth season was still not available.
Yes, I turned into a “gleek”.  So what?  Sue me.  Anyway, now that I know what was the fuzz all about; I got sad about Cory Monteith’s passing. Today is a week that he was found dead.  It’s a shame that he had to die for me to find out about his art.  But like so many artists before him like Heath Ledger, Whitney Houston and others, all we can do is appreciate what they did and learn from their lives that life is short and that we have to enjoy one day at a time.   Like that song that Finn and Rachel sang in Season 4 (Kenny Rogers and Sheena Easton’s hit) “We have tonight, who needs tomorrow”.
Enjoy life and live long.

 

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