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Thursday, June 17   >>

INTENSE

Listened to Brad Mehldau's latest LP "Highway Rider" for about the 25th time yesterday. The last time an album hurt me to the core this much was when I discovered the (heavily blogged about here) Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello collaborative mastery of "Painted From Memory" in 2004. Intense.

It's rare to find art where the pain it evokes triggers a rarely-tapped-into reminder that struggle is imminent, plus the acknowledgment that this reminder is also one that we're alive.

THAT'S SOME DEEP SHIT RIGHT THERE, YO.

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I'm like an episode of "Friends." I can't ever conclude on a heavy note without making a shitty joke at the end.