I am one year younger than Shawn. Just by a few months. So I'm not only feeling the loss of his beautiful voice but looking at mortality as well. Love the ones close to you. Stop being mad at whomever your mad at. Let them go if you need to. Don't linger where you don't want to be. Follow your heart and I promise you the answers will come.
Singing - an angel voice. soul. natural. loved. I did not know Shawn super well. I got the privilege of singing back ups on Glory Bound (Pigeonhed) with Om Johari, Reggie Watts and Riz Rollins. It moved me so much I wanted to cry but felt embarrassed. I wish I would have just burst into joyful tears like I wanted. https://youtu.be/yIQXreiigRU
When I once asked him about doing a song together and was going on about wanting to know him better, he said to me "uhhh I'm a hard nut to crack". Fair enough. I backed off respectfully because I wondered if my natural tendency to strive for the positive might really annoy him. I don't force things. I figured, some other time. Some time later.
You know what my next comment is. Now not later is better.
I love you all. I'm going to sing more. Not later but now. I'm going to think about Shawn and talk to him any way. RIP Shawn Smith