Month: September 2016

Grief in music

Art loves the company of a grieving artist. Nick Cave’s ‘Skeleton Tree’ (2016) made me realise it once again, and as I keep listening it, I also keep thinking about the last line of NME’s review: “Yet this is not an album for the rest of us; it’s a reflex reaction to a torment most…


Magic Numbers

Lou Reed died on the 27th of October 2013, at the age of 71, born in 1942 My brother had his birthday that day, he turned 42, born on the 27th of October 1971. Lou Reed received electroshock treatment as a teenager, my brother is a diagnosed schizophrenic living in psychiatric hospital. He claims they…


High School Hell

Even in retrospect I hate High School. My High School years were by far the most unhappy years of my life. Big deal, you might say, every teenager is unhappy, right? But that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m not talking about growing up, feeling insecure about your place in the world and your relationship…


Does humor belong in music? Part II

Let’s continue our journey through humour and music. Lets list some more songs, hilarious lyrics, painfully honest confessions and absurd descriptions of equally absurd situations. Lets forget seriousness for a bit and have another half an hour of laughter. “Weird Al” Yankovic – Eat it. I have a soft spot for Weird Al. I don’t…


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