Thursday, January 13, 2022

"I'm so glad I found you"

When I was a kid growing up in the '60s, music was an outlet for enlightenment, frustration, and rebellion. 
So said Joey Ramone. It's poignant to read those words today after the death of the brilliant Ronnie Spector, who Joey worshipped and was able to work with before his untimely death in 2001. In honoring Joey on his birthday last May, Spector tweeted that Joey was "incredibly special" to her, that he "was there when I needed someone to believe in me." Joey's ears were always tuned to the sound of pre-Beatles innocence muscled up by street bravado, however put-on. And nobody hit that sweet spot quite like Spector. It's easy to surmise that if there were no Ronnie, there'd be no Joey, and if they were no Joey.... Etc.

So here's to two of the greats, who channeled life, love, loss, and redemption in their greatest songs, work that will live forever.

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