OK, a while back a friend of mine, whom I would consider a credible source on anything music related, told me that Bobby McFerrin (you know, the "Don't Worry, Be Happy" guy?) committed suicide. I couldn't believe it. It just seemed wrong for a guy who seemed so happy, with no apparent worries, to take his own life. I mean, if a guy who immitates drums, guitars, violins, and what-not with his mouth can't be fulfilled, who can? What hope is there for any of us if Bobby McFerrin commits suicide?
Anyway, I was glad to find out that he is, in fact, alive and well. The rumors of his demise have become so prevelant that he has had to address them on the FAQ page of his web site. Now, what kind of sick person would create a rumor so insidious as to suggest that the writer and performer of "Don't Worry, Be Happy" would lynch himself? Sicko!
Here's a fun game dedicated to Bobby McFerrin... the very much alive and well Bobby McFerrin. Don't worry, be happy... that he ain't dead.