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It’s been a rough week for inspirational people. 

The first came when Lemmy from the metal band Motörhead passed. Although I was never big into metal, I couldn’t help but get caught up in the bands sound. Ace of Spades was a perfect metal song for me: fast, loud, a gravelly voiced singer who actually sang with the right amount of edge-of-his-lung-capacity breath that really let the people know he was putting his heart and soul into it. The Ace of Spades video: http://youtu.be/1iwC2QljLn4

Second was David Bowie who not only influenced dozens of musicians and performers, he released his final album only days before he passed. The fact that he KNEW he was soon to die and infused his album with all the thoughts and feelings that go along with that makes me idolize him all the more. And it’s actually quite good on top of that.  Here’s the first video from his final album: https://youtu.be/y-JqH1M4Ya8

Then there is Alan Rickman, an actor so diverse and compelling on a Christopher Walken level that it brought a smile to my face any time he appeared on screen. From Die Hard to Galaxy Quest to Dogma to Harry Potter, he brought a unique authority to his roles that set him apart from other actors of his ilk.  

These three men have been an important part of our cultural lexicon for so long that their absence cannot help but be felt. 


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