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Friday, February 19, 2016

PAUL "ALWAYS QUOTABLE" WESTERBERG

"The best I can say is that it's better for me to write about despair and darkness than to be incapable of getting off the sofa. It's better to write about suicide than to contemplate it too heavily."

I knew this quote long before I knew who said it. I can honestly say I feel the same way. I write when I'm depressed not when I'm happy. It's my therapy, much like running.



Running clears my head. Writing clears my heart.

I finally looked up who said this and I was impressed with all the quotes attributed to Paul Westerberg

Who you ask? You know, he was the lead singer of The Replacements. No? The 1980s alternative rock band. Nothing yet? Well how about his solo work. Maybe that'll ring a bell. If you've seen "Singles," "Melrose Place," "Friends" or "Tank Girl" His song appear on each of those.

Here's his website: Paul Westerberg



Photo by Heather Douglass via Wikipedia


So here's a few quotes attributed to him and for some reason I connect with most of his quotes.

"I'm beyond caring what anyone expects of me anymore."

"A rock'n'roll band needs to be able to get under people's skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat."

"I think it should be evident by now, but I'm as lost as anyone."

"I have my own language and it's high time I put a little of it out there."

"Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don't understand the concept."

"Stick with your heart and you'll be fine."

"Although, my experience when I've been depressed, not only am I too depressed to sit down and write a song, I'm too depressed to pick up my feet. So if you can at least write about it, you're halfway away from it."

And finally, to quote someone else, and I'm not sure who said it first ...
"THE END"

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