Sunday, August 7, 2011

Blind Melon: "No Rain"

Don't cry, Little Bumble Bee girl, run free to become what you will.  Find the other people who society considers freaks and dance.

Don't listen to the haters commenting on YouTube.

God bless you, bumble bee girl and Shannon Hoon: "...Richard Shannon Hoon (September 26, 1967 – October 21, 1995) was an American singer-songwriter and musician. He was the frontman and lead singer of the band Blind Melon until his death from a cocaine overdose in 1995...

In Los Angeles, Hoon befriended his sister Anna's high school friend, Axl Rose. Rose invited Hoon to join him in the studio, where his band Guns N' Roses were recording their albums Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II. Hoon sang backing vocals on several of the tracks, including "The Garden" and "Don't Cry". Rose also invited Hoon to appear in the video for "Don't Cry..

The video for "No Rain" focused on a theme of the "normal" crowd versus the lonely outcast. It featured a young, pudgy girl played by Heather DeLoach in a bee costume tap dancing to unappreciative audiences who finally finds an entire crowd of people similarly dressed who welcome her. The video is often referred to as the 'Bee Girl'. Blind Melon went multi-platinum."

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