Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Super Bummed

Thanks to my mom, I grew up listening to Peter, Paul and Mary. They really were a major part of the soundtrack of my childhood. Today Mary died, and I can't tell you how bummed I am about it. She was always my ideal and model for the perfect female singing voice.

For me, 'Leaving on a Jet Plane' was first and foremost sung by a woman. I always found it to be very empowering when I was 10 years old because she was a woman who was doing the jet-setting.

And who could forget this number, the most significant tear-jerker of every childhood:


Marcie said...

I had the same childhood soundtrack. So sad.

Anonymous said...

Walter, Teddy, and now Mary! The rock that was and is my childhood and hippie days is crumbling. Awful that I didn't realize how important they have been to who I am until I cried hearing that they are gone. Hurts and "Sucks" is too gentle a word to explain it. sr