I try to leave my personal life out of the blog, but:
1)Valentine’s Day is coming up
2)My girlfriend and I recently broke up
Obviously, the whole Valentine’s Day thing is something I can’t really bring myself to care about this year, so here are some songs about love gone wrong. NOTE: None of these are meant to apply to my own situation, so don’t read too much into this.
Pulp – “Like a Friend”
Pulp is one of my favorite bands, and “Like a Friend” is one of my favorite songs. This is a great song about repeating the same mistakes over and over, which I would say is a theme in my life, but really, it’s probably a theme in everyone’s life.
Murder By Death – “Big Dark Love”
The flip side of the destructive power of love. Here’s Murder By Death playing their new “Big Dark Love” at the Stanley Hotel (where The Shining was filmed). It’s about the fine line between love and obsession, a line that the narrator at least acknowledges.
The Static – “My Relationship”
This is from one of Glenn Branca’s projects. Having relationship problems? Crank this. It’s the perfect soundtrack to your Valentine’s Day Banishing Ritual.
The Mountain Goats – “Woke Up New”
Of course, once the dust settles in the ruins of your life post-break up, you have to pick yourself up and move on, and that’s what the narrator of “Woke Up New” is doing here. This song is the perfect balance of sadness and hope, and is probably the best song to end this post.
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Try not to take it too seriously.
PS: What songs would you have included? Leave them in the comments!