So this is an essay I wrote last time something really horrible happened, and tonight after a few drinks I finished it.
December 17th, 2012
So I'm sitting in Panera, eavesdropping on a nearby table as they talk
about the recent tragedy in Connecticut. There's one guy and two
girls, all in their mid twenties, all quite good looking and all quite
You can tell some people are idiots just by the sound of their voice.
I hear them cycle through just about every talking point they've
recently seen on the news. Informing each other of all the new grisly
developments, in grisly detail. They even take a minute to bash the
So I'm in a band and we just finished our first EP, which you can now hear at http://pigeonsmusic.bandcamp.com
Music and making music has been a big part of my life for a long time, but this is by far the most ambitious thing I've done. I do the singing and the acoustic guitaring for the group and anybody who likes music should give it a listen, because we all worked really hard on it.
Can we just stop saying it altogether?
I hate writing it because it always feels so fake, and I hate receiving those comments because they always sound so obligated.
Now, having someone fav your work is a great compliment and I always appreciate the hell out of it it, but I just think that at this point, that phrase has become mandatory, and has therefore lost any and all sincerity.
So, while I don't want to seem ungrateful for all the faves I'll receive in the future, I'm just not going to say it anymore and I would encourage everyone else to do the same.
Most profiles I see on here are all exactly the same, with their endless lists of i