The Exploding Hearts - Modern Kicks

| Keith
Hearts are breaking now, she says i don't care (don't care)
It ain't my business, nose in the air
Hell is breaking loose, she says i don't mind (don't mind)
She's got new things to take up her time
Little white lies with matching suits and ties I put her in a place
I'm all alone and I'm getting stoned, staring off into space
t makes me shiver it makes me shake,
You wanna give give give but i don't wanna take
Getting modern kicks

Listening to Beach Slang yesterday reminded me of another band that quickly became a favorite of mine...

Back in 2003 the world lost 3/4 of the up-and-coming band The Exploding Hearts to a car accident. I remember being really shocked and saddened at the time, having just recently discovered their music, and I spent a lot of time thinking about how short our time here can be. I think about them often, and take some solace in the fact that, even at a young age, they created something awesome that many have enjoyed for years after their passing. I listen to Guitar Romantic all the time. It's a fantastic album that showcases very unique and special talent. It's also a constant, if melancholy, reminder that it's never too late to make your mark or create something lasting, but also that life can be cruel and short and any opportunities to live, to love, to create, to share, to enjoy life that come your way should be grasped and cherished. Damned if you do, bored if you don't.

RIYL: Beach Slang, The Clash, The Ramones, Elvis Costello, The Jam