For the love of music

Tonight our hearts are hurting. Loss may be a part of life but that doesn’t make it any easier. My timeline has been flooded with the most gorgeous tributes from my amazing friends and we are all connected in our sadness.

My best way of dealing with grief is trying to express it. As I lay here in my Ziggy singlet watching YouTube videos of one of my favourite artists of all time, I want to take a few minutes to thank every incredible musical talent who has touched our lives and left us too soon. I’m sure we’d never be ready to say goodbye, though.

They don’t ever really die. Their art is a part of their soul that we are left to cherish. Here’s my little tribute to my greats.


For the longest time I lost my love of music. Now I can’t imagine a day without it.

I use music to pick me up, relax me, get me excited, work through things that are bothering me… It literally soothes my soul! I’m sure most of us feel the same.

I fully credit David Bowie and INXS for getting me through the bad times last year. I’d sing ‘Baby Don’t Cry’ and ‘Modern Love’ at the top of my lungs with tears streaming down my cheeks. Let it out! Live it, get it over with, then take a deep breath and leave it behind. That’s what good music taught me; how to be completely 100% in the moment.

Thank you, beautiful geniuses, for giving us all an outlet in our time of need. Thank you for sharing all the good times too. You’ll live on in those who love you. We may never have known you, but we feel like we did.

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Rock on and we’ll be seeing you. It’s only forever. Not long at all.


Sorry if this is a little bit mishmash. As Gotye sang, my heart’s a mess.

Harleigh Q



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