Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Blind Item #13 - Reader Blind Item - Kindness

 I received a heart wrenching email from a teenage fan whose friend had just passed away suddenly in a car accident. The fan said his friends favorite song was the HUGE melancholy love song this foreign based permanent A list band had, and could they please play it at their concert the following night? We forwarded the email to the band, and not only did they play the song (which, well they would've anyway, let's be honest) but they dedicated it to the teen who passed away and had all of his friends and family backstage to meet the band after the show.

50 comments:

sandybrook said...

Rolling Stones just started their tour.

Krab said...

Wild Horses, the Stones? All I got.

sandybrook said...

I think Dead Flowers can be eliminated as the song though.

yepthatsme said...

Nice, but did any alien abduction take place during the show? Cmon Enty, dont hold out on us now!

Krab said...

Wild Horses would be waaaaayyyy down on the list of my favorite Stones songs, but whatever, people like dumb stuff. I can't quite picture the Stones dedicating it to a teen who died, etc, but I dunno, shrug, maybe with Mick's heart problem they softened.

Krab said...

I LOVE Dead Flowers. Hm, I wonder if I should add that to the list of songs I want played at any memorial service I have? It's in my will. Would be funny.

I also have asked my good friend who's an Episcopal priest to mention "Ashes to ashes, funk to funky" at any memorial service.

sandybrook said...

Sweet Virginia was done last night.

Tricia13 said...

U2-where the streets have no name?

Jennifer said...

Teen Stones fans?? Maybe.

The other night on the Teen Jeopardy tournament, the kids didn't know who Mick Jagger or Madonna was!πŸ˜‚

I wonder if the song was Paint It Black?? Lots of younger bands have covered it!!

Tricia13 said...

Nah that’s not Meloncholic-Maybe With or Without You?Otherwise Coldplay -Yellow came to mind

Krgl420 said...

I like the phish cover of loving cup better than theirs lol

. said...

My guess is Angie
Stones

omfg said...

Totally thought Yellow too! Go Trisha!

Someone Said said...

Foreign based is off here, but Metallica just did this.

https://www.herald.ie/news/metallica-sing-tribute-to-crash-victim-fan-chris-38210912.html

Unknown said...

Wasn't enty running blinds about how the Stones were terrible people that kept sex slaves and raped underage girls? Interesting change of pace.

I like the Coldplay/Yellow guess.

Vita said...

LOVE Angie and Shine a Light for a more gospel-y vibe...it was Stones second night in Chicago last night. Bummed I missed them. Their music is eternal in my eyes (no matter what past behaviors i learn from this site!)

Krab- I love your pizzazz!😁

Vita said...

Someone said-- great find! Maybe Lars' Danish influence has finally overcome the band!

Jennifer said...

Wow,@Someone, that's s good find! Nothing Else Matters is pretty melancholic!

Someone Said said...

@Vita. Wow, I did not know Lars was from Denmark!

MissDavie said...

I find it impossible to believe that Mick Jagger did anything kindness related for anybody, unless he's had a life altering experience after his surgery.

Flashy Vic said...

It says 'foreign based' not 'foreign' which might be significant. Where are bands based now for tax reasons?

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Brayson87 said...

Great story Someone, although the person in the blind was a teen and the Metallica person was 26.

Brayson87 said...

Cars have killed more teens than cigarettes.

VikingSong said...

Are Radiohead on tour? If so then it's Creep.

Flashy Vic said...

Fleetwood Mac are touring. I can see a song like Sara being appropriate.

Flashy Vic said...

International band members from UK, US and NZ, so not exactly foreign but based in London so foreign "based".

Tricia13 said...

Love that damn song. Unfortunately I watched him sing it to Gwyneth once which almost killed it for me. almost....lol

Tricia13 said...

Or Landslide.

Vita said...

Eesh- harder than I thought...this is a reader that received the letter, and is telling of the kindness. So, who knows when this happened? I guess we can be on the right track, as Enty might have posted now bc it relates to someone who is once again on tour.

Is Coldplay Permanent A? Radiohead? I dont know!
Creep is a great, melancholic song that I could see a teen loving. Fleetwood Mac could have several choices.Coldplay, too, if permanent A.

For some reason, Coldplay and U2 seem the foreign based permanent A I see most likely to do the meet and greet part. But, given the reason, perhaps any of them might

Spitbite said...

Nice one by Metallica!

Robyn said...

I thought it was Coldplay and "The Scientist"

Robyn said...

I think I found it. The song is Fix You and the band was indeed Coldplay.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/concert-review-coldplay-s-chris-706345

Kimberley said...

The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony?

Ladybugmo1 said...

I don’t know. That teen died of cancer in 2013.

amelia said...

Just a side note and slightly off topic. The second night of the Rolling Stones tour in Chicago my friends, WHISKEY MYERS, opened for them. We are all pretty proud of our boys. They have busted their ass touring almost non stop. You can also hear their tunes on Paramounts, Yellowstone (show starring Kevin Costner).

MountainMama said...

Dead Flowers is one of my favorite Stones songs. My funeral song will def be Way Over Yonder, hopefully played (piano) and sung live by Carole King but I am good with it just being played.

Freebird said...

Holy Moley, Mama! Do you know Carole? That would be amazing!!

Freebird said...

LπŸ’›VE Yellow!!! Hate Goopster. πŸ‘ŽπŸΌ

Freebird said...

Wild Horses
Dead Flowers
Paint It Black
Loving Cup, by Phish
Angie
Sara
Landslide
Creep
The Scientist
Yellow
Fix You
Bittersweet Symphony

Thanks guys, for helping me create a melancholy song list! πŸ˜‚ And a note to self to check out Whiskey Myers!

Vita said...

Amelia-- Congrats to Whiskey Myers! That's quite a triumph!

CoffeeLuva said...

@Freebird Add How It Ends by DeVotchKa to your list :)

rednoir said...

Brown Sugar, that's what I want at my funeral.

Freebird said...

✔️ Done!

Freebird said...

I want Guaranteed by Eddie Vedder.

Freebird said...

πŸ‘†πŸΌTo be played at my funeral.

Unknown said...

If I had to choose a funeral song for myself, it'd probably be Wild is the Wind by Bowie

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Krab said...

I actually chose Shadowplay by Joy Division. Ian Curtis will not be singing it live.

James Howlett said...

Atmosphere is usually the first song I go to when I am in a funk.

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