Wednesday, 11 August 2010

51 years ago, one of the greatest musicians of the Spanish language was born. Gustavo Adrian Cerati. An illuminated mind who in the 80’s looked like a guy transported from the future.
I remember when my dad turned 26, (I was 5!), my mom gave him a cassette featuring the Argentine band Virus, and the brand new Soda Stereo, a trio formed by Gustavo, Zeta and Charly. I don’t know where that tape is, but its music is embedded in my mind. It weaved its notes around my life. Soda’s music is the soundtrack not only of my youth, but of my whole life.

On May 15th, 2010, after a concert in Colombia, Gustavo suffered severe brain hemorrhage due to high blood pressure. He never woke up. Sleeping Poet. I can’t imagine music without him. Wake up, Gustavo. It’s your birthday.

6 responses to “The Sleeping Poet”

  1. Carolyn V. says:

    Oh my gosh Yamile! That is so sad. It's really hard to see such a great talent suffer.

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  3. joven says:

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  4. covnitkepr1 says:

    Really is sad.
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  5. Cristina says:

    Ay! que pena no sabia y tambien me fascina Soda Stereo. Cuando escucho Cancion Animal me transporto a la preparatoria.

  6. Taffy says:

    It's amazing how our parents music lasts with us.
    Thanks for sharing.
    My dad loved Neil Diamond and Dolly Parton music 🙂

Yamile Saied Mendez

Yamile (sha-MEE-lay) Saied Méndez is a fútbol-obsessed Argentine-American, Picture Book, Middle Grade, and Young Adult author.

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