I officially lost my mind on Friday, June 26th, 2009. It was the beginning of the end.
The sugar momma I was sleeping with dropped me like a bad habit. That night, I drowned in a bottle of Sailor Jerry’s and cried myself to sleep.
The next morning, there to pick up the pieces, was the sound of Vangelis’ Antarctica.
Odd choice, I know, but I took to the alien, optimistic sound that momentarily took me out of my own head.
Vangelis Papathanassiou was an artist; one of the great film composers, musicians of the last century. Chariots of Fire is a classic, but in my mind, nothing will ever top the soundtracks to Blade Runner and Alexander.
I guess Carl Sagan was also a fan as Vangelis provided much of the soundtrack to the original Cosmos.
RIP Vangelis…the soundtrack to my life, the music of the cosmos…may your art live on.
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He was a gifted and imaginative composer for sure.
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