Personal Letter to ToTo
Hi guys. Greetings from Norway. I would like to say that I adore you and your music so much! Been a ToTo fan since the late 70`s when I was a little kid. My sister got the first album, and I often sneaked into her room an listened for hours. Your music was with me all my childhood, and also into the teenage phase. The album “Fahrenheit” was a lifesaver for me. My parents did get divorced and my sister and I moved to another city in Norway, far away from the safe childhood. All my friends was lost, and I did came as an outsider you a new high school. Very difficult to adjust. In that period my life was on the edge in all ways. Nearly every evening I was listening to the album Fahrenheit. Especially the song “I`ll be over you” was an emotional saver, and helped me during these 3 years. I got friends after 3 years but then we moved to another place again, and it was a hell….but I will not come into that here.
My father did die in 1986.
I bought all the ToTo albums ( My only very disappointment was the album that was released in 1992 ).
My mother that I did love very much, did die on the operation clinic in 1996. She had cancer, but was actually to be rid of it after that. The operation doctor did a mistake so she bled to death while we was around her in the clinic.
Before, under and after that, it was one song that helped me thru the sorrow process. It is from the album “Tambu”, a song called “I will remember you”. I heard that the day my mother left us for the last time, and every time I hear that song now, I think of her in the good way. But it took me few years before I managed to re-listen to it after her death. That to be said, my mother also loved that song.
I bought the album “Mindfields”, in my opinion, the best album ever together with “Tambu”!!! Fantastic.
I write this so you do not think I am just a person on twitter that tries to be cool or something. You guys have saved my life more than once with your music. I appreciate that.
Right now my life are on track more than ever before. Making music with lots of inspiration from ToTo, Pages, Alan Parson`s Project, Richard Page etc etc etc.
I have never been on a ToTo concert. I have evolved OCD thru all these hard years. But in 2015 I will for sure! Nothing can stop me now!
This letter has nothing to do with me trying to be something, get exposure or anything. I just would like to write you this open letter so you can take a read what ToTo has ment for me. I do not need any retweets, mention or anything. Just a simple read. I think it is worth your time.