Today, October 21st, will mark 21 years since Shannon Hoon, one of our greatest entertainers passed away.
“No Rain” sucked you into this band. It was the perfect blend of 60s hippie ethos with what would today be considered a “viral” video. That god damned bumble bee was everywhere. The song let you bee (PUN) weird. It encouraged it. It celebrated diversity and let you know that somewhere, your tribe was waiting for you. Blind Melon with Shannon Hoon was an incredibly powerful band with a couple of great albums. 21 years ago today a true artist was taken too soon.
Here is a great acoustic clip we found of Blind Melon playing St Andrews Fall.
“I can’t tell you how many ways that I’ve sat
and viewed my life today, but I can tell you
that I can’t seem to find an easier way
So if I see you walking hand in hand in hand
With a three armed man, I’ll understand.”