As I wrote about earlier this week, Wilco released a free surprise album this past weekend called Star Wars, and, to no one's surprise, it is excellent.
It's basically been the only music that I've needed all week. It's a short record, but it's delectably sweet, and it's vintage Wilco, in a lot of ways. Like any Wilco record, it features Jeff Tweedy's excellent songwriting, so here's a tiny sample, from the ballad "Where Do I Begin?"
At least you cried"
It's short, but it's so powerful. At least you cried. It's something a lot of us can relate to, I think.
Some sense of solidarity in sadness. A level of comfort, of belonging. Of justification. It's the acceptance of feelings, because feelings are real, and they should not be shunned. They should be expressed fully, always.