5.15.18 - Tuesday
WISDOM OF THE NIGHT
~ Denzel Washington
WEIRD WIKI OF THE NIGHT
ARTICLE OF THE NIGHT
Ten years ago I was struggling through probably one of the hardest times of my life – this intense existentialist mixture of trying to determine who, what, where, and why… Throw a nasty ‘first love’ break-up in there, and it’s a cocktail of mental mess. Frightened Rabbit had just released ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’, their second, but major breakout album at the same time, and the mother fucking thing just shook me. There was so much raw, honest emotional laid buried deep within the lyrics and vocals of lead singer Scott Hutchinson, that this was much more than a casual listen thrown on at a party. The vivid imagery was so relatable at time, that there were several nights (probably more than I can remember), of just crying at certain moments when the lyrics really hit the hardest. Since then, things have gotten much better for me, my mental health included, and my emotional pull for those reaping songs isn’t as much of a vice anymore.
Last week, all Frightened Rabbit fans were shocked to hear about the disappearance, and then recovery, of Scott Hutchinson’s body in the Forth River. Upon hearing the news, I felt this beckoning from the back of my mind to listen to Frightened Rabbit on repeat. By the time night had fallen, I hopped on my bike, rode around the nearby river, and was instantly transported back 10 years. Was a rough few hours to get through those songs once again, especially with the news, but call it a salute and honor to a man that said what we all felt.
Regardless of where I am now, Frightened Rabbit always has a piece of my mind and heart. Scott’s struggle with depression, relationships, and awkward sex, got myself, and millions of other fan, through some of the most difficult times in our young lives… Thank you is absolutely not enough.
Float to the sea, Scott. We’ll miss you.
VIDEO OF THE NIGHT
WEBSITE OF THE NIGHT
PRODUCT OF THE NIGHT
Times sure have changed. There’s a natural progression in concert attendance as you begin to grow older. Your slothful teens/early 20s are spent up front where the action is violent and aggressive, and continue to move towards the back, as you approach your 30s, realizing that “Hey, the band sounds really great from back here!”. Despite all this, many of us (almost all) forget about keeping our ears healthy during the audio assault. These earplugs are designed to keep the noise level down, while still letting you catch all those delicious notes from the band. >>>more<<<