The Virgin Suicides

Band: Air
Album: The Virgin Suicides
Best song: “Playground Love” is the only song with actual singing, done by the dude from Phoenix, but “The Word ‘Hurricane'” is a pretty great song.
Worst song: Being that it’s mostly a score, it’s hard to discount any single part of the album.

With a little peak inside my brain, here’s the story of how the piece about 2000 has happened/will not happen:

I finally finished a 3,000-word thing — it’s taken about six weeks to write — about my college girlfriend, largely basing it around a lovely quote from the awesome Dan Harmon (“Is there any such thing as true love?” The question is the important thing. There’s no answer.) from a recent interview. It’s lengthy and it talks a lot about my views on love, based on that quote (as though you haven’t already gotten tired of my philosophical ramblings).


I would want her to sign off on all the stuff I’m writing about her, since I use her name in it and recount some of our relationship moments — nothing insane or anything, but I don’t want to mess any privacy stuff up.

I don’t really imagine she’s interested in reading a giant piece about how important she is in the social development of me; I have to think she could give two shits about me.

So, instead, I’ll just say this, to sum up the entire long piece in a paragraph:

That the idea of any former relationship “not working out” is patently absurd. Dan Savage has recounted this, but the only “non-failing” relationships, generally, are the ones that end with someone kicking the bucket. For my time with my college girlfriend (my first real adult relationship), I would not trade our relationship — ups, downs and in-betweens — for anything. I learned so much and I cherish those memories as much as any in my life.

I may post the longer version of this at some time, but it would need her sign off and I’m not sure I want to do that. Probably best to simply keep it under wraps.

Plus, I need to move on with this project. Getting stuck in 2000 maybe isn’t the best thing in the world.

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