Tuesday, May 4, 6:47pm, (message from) Randy Davis:
Hope you are feeling a little better today. Hanging out by one’s self does get old after awhile; it just exacerbates most everything. But, it IS sunny out, and the clouds are big enough to carry an imagination…
Aloha, from out of the blue…
Tuesday, throughout the day:
(Listening to Forever Young in the car running errands, after spending the afternoon in the Porsche and going to the Hofbrauhaus)
May 4, 7:9pm, (reply to message) Me:
That’s a very synchronous aloha. It’s the one year anniversary of our friend Stefan’s death; Hawaii was his favorite place, his memorial group is called “Aloha Pfundi”.
Thanks for the aloha. 🙂
Tuesday, May 5, 6:39pm, Randy Davis (status post):
Many miles away, there’s a shadow on the door, on a cottage by the shore, of a dark, Scottish lock.
Tuesday at 6:39pm
Tuesday at 7:44pm, Melissa Trax (comment to post):
Ok, really?! I saw this AFTER I replied to your message. Now we’re at a synchronous synchronicity…
Tuesday at 8:05pm Randy Davis (Comment to my reply):
I really had no plan to message you, but something in my head just said to do so. And the above words have been spinning around there, too. Things work out…for reasons we have no clue about. But, I bet Stefan would totally understand, and you KNOW HE IS SMILING, and looking out for you…. Aloha, Mein Freund!
Tuesday at 8:12pm Melissa Trax (comment to reply):
And to add to it, the song that reminds me most of him – that I’ve been listening to all day – was sent around to all of us by another friend of his. 🙂
Wednesday, May 5, 6:30pm (message):
I just was on Youtube listening to a posting by “pinofluvius”, Forever Young Alphaville (Fingerstyle), and then by chance came to my Facebook wall page to see your posting about Forever Young. There seems to be a strong presence influencing a music commonality going on. Please give a listen to the pinofluvius version…he is actually musician Martin Tallstrom. I think you will enjoy it…. Let me know what you think…
Wednesday, May 5, 6:38pm (email from Adam):
So went to the center of the northern western hemisphere yesterday! Whooohoo! We drove through a nasty little down pour, but when we got through there were two great rainbows. Never saw anything like it.
Wednesday, May 6, 6:47pm (reply to message):
I imagine listening to it outside on a day like today and sharing it with one or two special people. Much more intimate than the album version! I usually listen to the dance remix of forever young – not only is it longer, it’s a bit happier, as well.
I don’t know if you were able to see the entire FY posting since Aloha Pfundi is a private group. Michael posted the video, as well as the lyrics, as such:
es gibt viele Erinnerungen an dich und Forever Young ist eine davon. (there is is many memories of you and Forever Young one of them)
His reply to my comment:
Hi Melissa, Actually we have been kind of growing up with Alphaville and this song was one of the many many songs Pfundi liked. I can remember that we have sung this a couple of times in his old VW bus… it feels good to share and learn bits and bits of the different memories …
I know the song from the first time my friend Nina was in the states from Sweden, in 1995. She had it on one of her cassette mixtapes, and we listened to it a lot. It was very popular in the Swedish discos at that time – they ended each dance night with it. When she left she left her tapes with me. I ruined them by listening to it so much, but found the CD a few years later.
Oddly enough, this is the fourth distinct time it’s come up in recent weeks. A rap singer has remade it; the first time I heard it, I sent a note to Nina regarding its atrociousness. I cracked a windshield the other day, and in an email to someone who is fast becoming a new friend of mine, I tried to blame the remix for the crack. It turns out that Alphaville is one of my new friend’s favorite bands. And now, there’s this round of Forever Young synchronicities.
Even cooler was Adam’s experiences yesterday. “So went to the center of the northern western hemisphere [45&90 degrees, in Wisconsin] yesterday! We drove through a nasty little down pour, but when we got through there were two great rainbows. Never saw anything like it.”
Stefan loved Hawaii, and got to visit a few months before he died. His favorite song was Israel Kamakawaiwo’ole’s rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I&annotation_id=annotation_460088&feature=iv/What a Wonderful World.
His friends are right. His presence now is stronger than ever. We all feel it, and there’s no denying it.