Music Monday – “But I’ll miss you when you’re gone/That is what I do, hey, baby/And it’s going to carry on/That is what I do, hey, baby”

Prince and David Bowie and Gord Downie’s deaths all made an impact on me but Dolores O’Riordan is the first musician I remember dying who was almost exactly my age (she was 46, I’m 44 going on 45.)

The Cranberries were a fixture during the late 80’s/early 90’s for myself and a lot of people with hits like “Linger”, “Zombie” and “Ode To My Family”.

I have a couple weird Cranberries related-memories/thoughts…

* without going into too much detail, my friends and I did something in high school that involved some pretty serious risk (a much younger person did end up dying in my hometown doing what we had done.)  The soundtrack for that stupidity?  “Zombie” by The Cranberries.

* hoping to repeat my fluke of stumbling upon a Ringo Starr concert that was happening during our trip to the Dominican Republic, I always check to see what big bands might be playing at other resorts we go to.  That’s how I learned that the Cranberries had played at The Moon Palace where we’re going but a year ago.  In fact, if they’d been there in 2018 instead of 2017 (er, unlikely now I guess), I probably would’ve gone!

This is one of their lesser known songs but it feels appropriate today…

When You’re Gone” – The Cranberries


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