April 19, 2014

Eighty-Seven Pounds, and This All Bears Repeating

So we’re all pretty bummed out today, all in differing ways. So how do we cope? More so than a lot of things, music helps.

MattC had a very poignant comment on Rick’s recap piece:

Last year’s ECF loss was like dying of a sudden heart attack. This year’s loss was like watching a relative waste away from a terminal illness and mercifully die when the pain got to be too much. It was a blessing.

I think that sums things up well for me too. We’ve more or less seen this coming after Tuesday, at some level. And really, there are few songs/albums that wrap that up better than “Hospice” by The Antlers. I really highly recommend the whole album, but here’s the outro song Epilogue:

“You’re screaming
And cursing
And angry
And hurting me
And then smiling
And crying
Apologizing”

Along the same lines, Craig suggested “What Sarah Said” by Death Cab for Cutie – “Love is watching someone die. So who’s going to watch you die?”

Rick suggested Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright.

DP says Pantera’s “Vulgar Display of Power” album, and Brendan’s listening to Widespread Panic – both angry enough to not post here, lest we badly influence anyone.

I also think that LeBron’s free agency situation might reflect “Better Man” by Pearl Jam, but I think I’m just thinking about things a bit too much.

Anyways – enough about us.

What music is getting you guys through the day?

  • LaundroMat

    @ Charlie: Exactly!

  • Turk

    Metallica – “Fate To Black”

  • Pat

    what about “Cleveland” by Machine Gun Kelly? who is from the city himself