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As I posted about earlier, I wore purple today in remembrance of all the young people who feel ostracized and alienated because of their sexuality, and especially for those who have chosen to take their own lives as a result of homophobic abuse in their homes or at their schools. While thinking about what sort of song to post this evening, I remembered Patty Griffin's "Tony", a song that made me sob the first time I heard it alone in my bedroom six or seven years ago. It seems like we, as a society, should've grown in the twelve years since this song was recorded, but I look at those six young men to whom this day was dedicated and I wonder.

"Tony" by Patty Griffin
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In an effort not to be a total downer, I will also post this song in honor of the birthday of Viggo Mortensen. Until very recently (ugh, the film version of The Road) Mr. Mortensen has been one of my very favorites, and this song still makes me think of him.

"World Falls" by Indigo Girls
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Date: 2010-10-21 07:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siscokid98.livejournal.com
OMG, I'd forgotten about "Tony", and how PERFECT a song it is for our current social climate! I remember the first time I heard it; it was on in the background & the chorus caught my ears because it was SO upbeat...but then I hit rewind and started listening to it from the beginning...and I was STUNNED! This was really the last thing I expected of her, yet exactly what she's about. You're right when you say, "we, as a society, should've grown in the twelve years since this song was recorded"

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Date: 2010-10-22 02:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoelacedreamer.livejournal.com
It is deceptive! Reels you in with the peppiness of the melody and then WHAM.

I was incredibly saddened to learn of the another young college man who took his life two nights ago. :( When is this horrible thing going to stop?

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Date: 2010-10-21 08:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dissonant-dream.livejournal.com
Mmm, February. ♥ I am snagging both of these, thank you. ♥

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Date: 2010-10-21 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoelacedreamer.livejournal.com
It's a good song. Sad song, but good. :)

You're welcome! *hugs*

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Date: 2010-10-22 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dissonant-dream.livejournal.com
Most definitely. ♥

*hugs*

/redundant reply ;)

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Date: 2010-10-22 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shoelacedreamer.livejournal.com
MY REPLY IS ONLY TO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE FACT THAT TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL CAPSLOCK DAY. I HAVE JUST LEARNED THIS VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND ALL OF MY REPLIES FOR THE REST OF THE DAY WILL BE IN CAPSLOCK. PREPARE YOURSELF NOW. ♥

/EVEN MORE REDUNDANT REPLY

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Date: 2010-11-13 10:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dissonant-dream.livejournal.com
HOW DID I MISS THIS?! I MISS ALL THE GOOD DAYS! I MISS TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY! AND MORE!

♥ BTW BECAUSE - AWESOME

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