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"It just goes to show you, you have to go with your first instinct.  If you were originally thinking A, then go with A.  It's good to know that sometimes your gut is right."

Bonus Nostalgia Songs on a Theme (and One Non-Nostalgia Song):
"Stories" - Trapt
"Letters" - Stroke 9
"Little Talks" - Of Monsters and Men
"All Good Naysayers, Speak Up! Or Forever Hold Your Peace!" - Sufjan Stevens
"Big Talk" - Speakerhedz

* Either MTV's most cynical or most idealistic show yet.

Date: 2014-03-19 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Um--so he ran away?

I'm back to thinking he's an asshole.

I'm sorry, though :-(

(Also, I collect songs called "Jimmy," so I'll have to check out the one you're listening to)

… and I really *am* sorry…
Edited Date: 2014-03-19 12:59 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-03-19 01:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
No, no, no! No conversation has been had, and I have no indication that he will.

Context: the premise of the show is that twenty single people on an island have to figure out who their computer-calculated "true match" is. So this one girl and guy had an instant connection upon meeting, but she then was attracted to this other dude, and it took her a while to get back to the original guy - who was her "true match" after all. So that's what she was saying in their "exit interview." Which reminded me of my back-and-forth-ing first semester of graduate school, when I essentially made the "wrong decision" on who I chose to pursue.

Sorry, that was very unclear.

Date: 2014-03-19 02:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh phew!! I couldn't tell from the song lyrics!

Okay--muuuuch better then :-)

Date: 2014-03-19 03:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha yeah, the theme was more just, words spoken and unspoken.

Date: 2014-03-19 01:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tool's "Jimmy" is a fantastic song, though. Very dark and post-apocalyptic in sound, but actually rather hopeful in lyrics.

Date: 2014-03-19 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow yes, on their own the lyrics are potentially hopeful, but given the sound of the song they take on more ominous overtones. (Whenever a song talks about heading home and seems dark I get a flavor of final-resting-place-style home---but I don't think the song necessarily is trying to go there…)

Date: 2014-03-19 03:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, I actually doubt it's about that given Tool's strong stance against suicide and self-destruction. I think of it more as an "unfinished business" song, like there are skeletons in the closet at home that probably need to be dealt with, or if you'd like, the hero's return in a dark epic (like Odysseus' bloody homecoming).

I write those kinds of stories (you can thank DBZ for that) - in my post-apocalyptic series, the undead demon-knight finally returns to his abusive human hometown in the final climax, and it's very unclear whether he's still on the humans' side or not - and that confrontation is what "Jimmy" makes me think of.

Kind of the male equivalent of Shawn Colvin's "Sunny Came Home," ( which changed my life when I heard it as a kid: "Sunny came home with a list of names/ she didn't believe in transcendence/ and it's time for a few small repairs, she said/ Sunny came home with a vengeance."

Date: 2014-03-23 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Been holding this comment in my in-box because I wanted just to say, so much yes to the "Sunny Came Home" song. Some songs really linger with you and make you think, and that one certainly has, for me.


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