This post is in remembrance of Shanna Michelle Frazee because January 24th is (was) her birthday.
Shanna was a young lady that I met in Colorado in 1995.
I met her a few months before she passed away at the tender age of 15. My post about Shanna from last year is HERE (she died after being in a tragic car accident with someone who was driving drunk).
For those that remember the post, you might recall that Shanna and I both liked the Linger song (here) by The Cranberries. It was popular that summer and sadly, a couple of weeks ago, the lead singer of The Cranberries, Delores O’Riordan, passed away. The cause of O’Riordan’s death is currently “unexplained” but I heard she had had back surgery earlier this month (?) and it might be connected to that and drugs.
And a few awesome Delores O’Riordan tribute posts to check out :
Rebel Girl made a really nice RIP/tribute post for O’Riordan (here)
Sorryless Blog wrote this: “Her linger will not go softly into that dark night. It will roar and feast on the void it has left, leaving us with all of the strength and purpose within” (here).
Saturday Night Live (here) shared this video of The Cranberries singing Zombie on the show in 1995.
The Voice (here) made a tribute video with a memorial to Dolores O’Riordan, which shows 5 of the best Zombie performances in The Voice and The Voice Kids
Cranberries on BBC in April 2017 here
In closing, I am sharing Linger – in memory of Shanna and in memory of O’Riordan, the sweet singer from Ireland:
I actually have a little more to write about O’Riordan and one of her other songs, but this is not the time. Later, I want to reflect on the “Ode to My Family” song (here).
well that is all I have for today.
Special hello to Shanna’s mother, Vicki, and Shanna’s brother, Jared.
Last year’s poem (modified for 2018):
January was cold
then I saw love in the snow
made my heart glow
warm memories of you
you will not be forgotten
this we know
Happy Birthday Shanna Michelle Frazee
Ok – one more jam – this is the song I have liked most this month…. and maybe later I can share a bit of controversy that has surfaced with this song….