Reversing the Numbness

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Music

It's Friday. I need music.

Dear Casey,

Ten years ago I was a lonely child living on a small island off the coast of Maine. I didn't have many friends in my life, so I often escaped my dreary existence through the pages of classic novels. My best friends were Tom Sawyer, Holden Caulfield, and a boy named Pip. But that all changed when I made a real friend: Abraham.

Abraham was even smaller than I was, and even quieter, but when he came to the island, I knew I finally had a friend who understood me. I'd never met anyone so willing to listen to my problems, and together we worked through them all, no matter how big. I was happier than I'd ever been in my life.

Unfortunately, my happiness didn't last. Abe had only been around for a little over a year when my mom broke the news to me: He had contracted a disease and died. I was devastated. My only friend, gone in an instant. Suddenly I found myself even lonelier than I'd been before he arrived.

The next year my father took a job inland and I transferred to a much bigger school. We moved to a neighborhood teeming with children and, for the first time in my life, I finally had a circle of friends. But to this day, I've still not forgotten my very first friend.

Casey, could you please play Queen's "You're My Best Friend" for my best friend -- and the best goldfish I ever knew -- Abraham.

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This week's theme is long-distance dedications. Links, please.

8 comments:

Eric said...

abraham was the name of gary coleman's black gold fish on the show "Different Strokes."

Rob Zero said...


Casey Kasem loses his shit

Crusselldrums said...

I think this band was formed just so they could be requested as long distance dedications... Viva La Mike Rutherford!!!

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...and who could deny this Ocasek gem...

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rebecca said...

Beck -- Think I'm In Love

Goldfrapp -- Time Out from the World

Air -- Venus

BTW, thanks for recommending The Bird and the Bee. I'm dying until payday so I can download everything they've got! :) I blogged about them... come on over and check it out!

josh williams said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87P-1t_8aWU


I am not a hugh beachboys fan, but this song is a gem.

Rob Zero said...

Crusselldrums:

I saw Ric Ocasek do a solo acoustic version of that song on VH1 classic last year. It was pretty tremendous and made me reappreciate that song greatly.

Clash said...

rob zero: That sound clip was the first thing I thought of when I saw this week's topic!

This HAS to be one of the most requested songs for those star-crossed lovers trying to bridge the miles.


Faithfully


I agree on Drive…..groovy tune for sure.

tüth+gnail said...

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

Fish Heads—Barnes&Barnes

The long distance, lightly battered version:
Lake of Fire—Nirvana