2 for 2uesday: In Memoriam for France

People mourn outside a makeshift memorial at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris

A makeshift memorial at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris

Regarding the events in France last week I tend to agree with Bono “…If you think about it, the majority of victims last night are music fans. This is the first direct hit on music that we’ve had on this so-called War on Terror. It’s very upsetting. These are our people. This could be me at a show. You at a show in that venue,”

I’d be lying if I told you the thought never occurred to me as to how easily someone could walk into a club and commit serious acts of terror.

Among the dead at the Eagles Of Death Metal show at the Bataclan are:

Thomas Ayad: International Product Manager for Mercury Records- France,

Marie Mosser: Digital Marketing Specialist for Mercury Records- France.

Maun Perez: Music industry marketer and former Mercury employee in attendance with his girlfriend, Précilia Correia, who was also killed.

Guillaume Decherf– music journalist for Les in Rocks Magazine in Paris.

Nick Alexander: Eagles of Death Metal Merch Manager

People talk about the healing power of music and I don’t think that can truly apply in this situation but in honor of those that lost their lives, I present two songs.

Edith Piaf: France’s national chanteuse sings “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien”, a song regarding a strong willed woman who’s lived her life to the best of her abilities and regrets nothing.

Eagles Of Death Metal “Save A Prayer”

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