Post by Miss U Shannon-.TRUE SOUL ONE on Aug 11, 2013 1:55:02 GMT -5
Hello all. My name is Rebeca. Please let me know where I can get ANY & ALL versions of "SOUL ONE", both audio & video. . That song is probably my favorite Blind Melon song & is in my top 3 favorite songs of all time. At almost 46 years old, I still cannot believe that such a beautiful man is no longer physically here with us. But an AMAZING soul, talent & man will always be present in the hearts & minds of those of us who recognized that he had an undefinable presence & purpose on this planet & still influences me in many aspects of my life. It seems to me that he had "demons" that were difficult to handle so he tried to evade them with substance. Having never met him I cannot say definitively that this was the case, but this is my perception as a person who had demons as well and used the same method over the course of my life. In October of 2012, I had an epiphany of sorts. For reasons I can't explain, I began thinking of Shannon CONSTANTLY! I had a problem with OxyContin that I of course said I had control of, but that's BULLSHIT! So decided this had to end and I would look online for ANYTHING having to do with Shannon. I too was born in September of 1967 and I have one child, a daughter named Lola who is 9 years old. I weaned off the pills rather quickly on my own and had some unpleasant episodes. While I never & still don't ever even think of using ANY substance, and I don't think I ever will, I have terrible issues with insomnia. It was worse while I was on the pills & especially after I quit completely on OCTOBER 21 of 2012. But when I couldn't sleep then & now as well, I just go to the Internet and look at pictures, interviews & performances of Blind Melon. The picture that I believe finally forced me to tackle this addiction and put the demons in their place for good is the picture of Shannon lying down with the beautiful Nico on his chest. That picture haunts me and I get tears when I see it because of it's exquisite beauty and it's influence on me and most certainly the gift it gave not only me, but my beautiful Lola. Thank you Shannon, Nico, Lisa, the band & Hoon family. I often see interviews with artists & have conversations with friends and the question "Whom would you most want to meet if you could, alive & deceased"? For me the deceased part is a no brainer, SHANNON HOON, for a myriad of reasons and to thank him. The alive person is difficult but it would definitely be one of the aforementioned people who were closest to him, probably Nico Blue. I saw an interview with the band & someone asked Shannon what he would choose as a name for a book written about him. His answer was "WHY". Thank you Shannon for sharing your talent & soul with the world. And by the way, everyday I ask "WHY" as well, only I am asking why such a beautiful man had to leave WAY TOO SOON?