fridaythursday random elevenish – “persistence of memory” edition

07 Mar

It’s Thursday. I could never get the hang of Thursdays.

That’s okay this week, because today is actually my Friday, as I’m taking tomorrow off to spend with the family (including the kid who has been home from college this week), catching a matinee of Captain Marvel, and working setup for the feis this weekend, where I’ll be doing sound (or at least providing and setting up the equipment, since I own a P.A. system now) and several of the family will be competing.

The week’s been kind of a roller coaster emotionally. I found out the other day that some friends’ very premature baby passed away in the NICU after 30 days or so of life. I can’t imagine being in their shoes; well, I can, did, and it kinda wrecked me. Also, it’s March, and my mental damage started to notice. I dreamed about my dad a bit, which really made me miss him a lot this week (this always hits me leading up to his birthday in a couple of weeks). The dream wasn’t anything special; he was just there and we were chatting about something (I honestly don’t remember what) like we used to do on late weekend evenings and car rides or whatever when he was still with us. I really think he’d get a kick out of some of the cool stuff I have the privilege of doing and the musical and creative communities I find myself a part of; it sucks that I can’t share that with him. Anyway, I spent quite a bit of Tuesday trying to not to break out into sobs on conference calls, then raised a glass of really expensive craft beer in his honor with my dinner before heading to bed early. I felt better on Wednesday, though weirdly, I felt guilty about feeling better; my damned brain.

Depression sucks, folks. I don’t recommend it. However, if you’re like me and still stuck with it, get help, okay? Dad didn’t, and he’s not here anymore. I found some, and it mostly works.

Oh well; that feels like a pretty profound place to stop, so I will. I can talk about my weird experience meeting people who spent several years in the same part of the world I grew up in and talking local idoms, Nardone’s pizza, and weird lenten dietary adaptations, all while drinking a decent local IPA at the bar in the grocery store yesterday afternoon some other time.

All that’s left here are the tunes. Much alternative. So eighties:

  1. “If You Leave” – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
  2. “Wild Side” – Mötley Crüe
  3. “Tenderness” – General Public
  4. “Lazy Eye” – Silversun Pickups
  5. “A Forest” – The Cure
  6. “Another Christmas Song” – Jethro Tull
  7. “Luxury Problem” – Lunachicks
  8. “Einde Der Zege” – Heidevolk
  9. “(I Just) Died In Your Arms” – Cutting Crew
  10. “Photograph” – Def Leppard
  11. “Dinah-Moe Humm” – Frank Zappa
  12. “Now & Then” – Sjowgren
  13. “True” – Spandau Ballet
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