For the next few days, I have to post on my phone, which makes things a bit wonky. I’d like to talk about some baseball related stuff, but boy oh boy, am I tired. And it’s a pain to peck out a post on a phone.
So, it’s a music post tonight!
Lately, I have been listening to two vastly different types of music, from two incredibly different bands/artists. I get made fun of at work. “Prof listens to the most depressing music, don’t go into her office!” Which isn’t necessarily fair; only one is the most depressing.
Anyway, I have become a big fan of Passenger. His voice is odd, to be sure, and he looks like the Lucky Charms leprechaun on a bender, but there is something very peaceful, beautiful, and soothing about his music. This song in particular is lovely.
On the other end of the spectrum is noted influential New Wave band, Joy Division.
Normally, my favorite “I hate the world and everything sucks” music of choice is Morrissey. I’ve spent plenty of years, and these last few months included, listening to such uplifting fare as “My Life is an Endless Succession of People Saying Goodbye” and “I Have Forgiven Jesus”, but lately it just isn’t dark enough. I mean, beautifully, subversively dark. And while listening to Passenger do a rather slow and folky cover of “Love Will Tear Us Apart” I remembered that Joy Division was exactly what I needed.
It sounds counterintuitive to listen to this dark, sad, bleak music when you feel so terrible, but I can’t tell you how much better I feel.
Is there anything that you listen to during hard times that make you feel better, or at least make you feel like you aren’t alone in your misery? Leave a comment or better yet a video down below.