song of the day

October 24, 2009

this was the first song i ever heard by billie holiday.

i heard it being played in the film forever young.

i remember scrambling through tower records with my cousin looking for the soundtrack.

then getting the name of the song and looking for the album with that tune on it.

it was around christmas and stores were packed.

but i had to find billie.

i needed that cd at home.

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One Response to “song of the day”

  1. cheetah said

    Mon Cheri,

    Billie Holiday was my first love. From listening to her sing “The very thought of you” when I was 23 years old I had fallen in love with her so deeply I proposed marriage to her. (unfortunately she had passed on some 40 years before). No one has ever sung that song with such passion again since her. She was breathtakingly beautiful too!

    Her life, however, was nightmarish. Remembering her demise now as an adult is like the experience of loosing my childhood, forever. As time went on her voice, though equally as interesting, became raspy from drugs and unrecognizable from that willowy beauty I remember when we were both 23 years old (she in 1935 and me much much later).

    Great work, Ladyplum
    Cheetah

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