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MediaGadfly (mediagadfly) wrote,
@ 2004-10-11 02:15:00
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    Current mood: melancholy
    Current music:Elliott Smith- "King's Crossing"

    Superman is Dead
    In one week, deaths in three:Janet Leigh, Rodney Dangerfield, and Christoper Reeve. The superstition seems to hold true pretty consistently. Christoper Reeve. Damn. I have always been turned off by the way the media has handled his accident and all that followed. Yet I myself can't help but revert to the same platitudes. He has taught the world something, sometimes just having the strength to live is enough to make you a hero. I don't know how he did it. And morose girl that I am, I think about stuff like that more often than I should. If that were to happen to me I think I would crumble. And for that, for his fight, I admire him.

    To continue my death related post- an amazing journalist who is now my new best friend has obtained the new and yet to be released Elliott Smith CD and I now have the whole cd on my itunes and ipod. Wow. Nothing more freaky than reading about a dead person while listening to a dead person singing "I can't prepare more for death than I already have." I'd like to say that I have listened to his whole album and it is blah blah blah but I can't. I can't stop playing "King's Crossing" which is haunting. Even if it wasn't a dead man's song it would still be this good. The sound is a little different for Smith but not much. It is hopeful and melancholy all at once. It is raw and real. I love it. I write short sentences. I sleep now. RIP all.

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2004-10-11 09:49 (link)
I'm still in shock no more superman! As for you having the Elliot Smith CD before its released, damn you! hehe. But in all honesty, Reeve, my cousin Dave and my mom all had the strength to take their condition no matter how bad it was and make it a positive. Those are true heroes.

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2004-10-13 09:15 (link)
The Elliot Smith CD is now readily available for downloading on ITunes. It's something I definitely want to listen to even though I haven't heard much of his work. It's sort of like Nirvana's You Know You're Right, mere days after it was recorded Kurt was found dead. The words in the song ring out so strongly cause of where he was during those days.

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