#3 Best Post of 2009
This post really delves into clinical depression and other influences that cause a person to take their own life. Taking notes from the song lyrics it delves into the psychosis of “Survivor’s Guilt.” The type that has one telling oneself If only I had spent more time with my mate. …had a few more beers with ‘im and actually listened to what was going on in his life. Why was I so wrapped up in myself, my career, when he needed me?
Suicide is often a very selfish act where it is more important to end ones own suffering, both genuine and perceived, outweighs the hardships and burdens left to those that survive.
Joey intricately maneuvers through the various reasons that one ends ones own life. He recounts losing two friends to suicide and the survivor’s guilt that followed. He penned a very personal recounting of one such friend and how it still puts him in the throws of internal self anger. Exposing, as Shatner would say, his raw nerve.
This post was penned just past the ides of March and I added it to my nomination file in early April. At the time I lost a co-worker and more recently, a family member to suicide. The former could no longer live with nor with-out his fiancée in a destructive, often violent relationship. The latter was quickly succumbing to a fast spreading cancer and refused to be dehumanized.
In retrospect, the post is still as apropos as it argued both the pros and cons of why suicide occurs but it does not diminish the pain for the rest of us.
#3 Best New to Me Song of 2009
This song won and pwned my attention with the opening notes. After listening to a string of good songs and good posts this song just put it over the top garnering a nomination for Best Artist Series of 2009. You will have to stay tuned to see just how well they finished…
It has a fantastic arrangement and a beat that I can’t get out of my head for hours after hearing it, much to my delight.
Before you think of Part III as the “Morbid Post,” I must interject that this song is about living life in excess bringing your future to a screeching halt. Death is implied, but it could be the metaphorical death of ones career as much as a physical death.
The Official Video is embed disabled but we have MP3 over Graphic instead. Enjoy.