An Ugly Death, It Ain’t Gonna Save Me, No!
01/15/2010 3 Comments
As some of you may know, a cool and talented musician, Jay Reatard, recently passed away. Though I personally didn’t know him, and I only knew some of his music, some of my friends did. As I type these words down, it makes me so much more aware of how life can be gone in the blink of an eye, and how we all take our lives for granted. Death is a natural part of life, something that just happens, but when that time comes with certain people, we can never accept it fully, and right now, it’s still hard to accept that I won’t be seeing him in concert anytime soon with my friends; however, as I’m typing this, I hope that his spirit is now much happier — much freer — than it was when it was living.
When I saw him live at Harper’s Ferry for the first time, his music was purely amazing! He blew my mind — and my eardrums. Too bad I didn’t listen to him as much as my friends did, and that only after he died did I appreciate his music more. Jay, you were a true musical genius. Here’s to you, man! You seemed like such a kickass person and someone with musical talent which poured out of you during your shows and recordings. In honor of him, here’s one of his good songs, See/Saw :]