Saturday, May 9, 2009

Its not all good, and its not all bad

I don't really blog about serious stuff very.....well ever. But since as of this week I have moved past being funny and am now smart(according to Marion and Vickie) I will blog about something serious.

While I have been at work today I have spent most of the time on YouTube watching videos of The Eels. This includes a documentary about E's father who came up with the theory of parallel universes. You would imagine an hour long video about parallel universes and quantum mechanics would be boring but this thing blew me away. Not for those aforementioned things but watching this grown man learn more about his father that he never really got to know. It was quite touching if I can use that word and not sound too gay. This guy has been through so much, from finding his father dead at age 19(which I don't want to even imagine how horrible that would be) to his sisters suicide and his mothers death shortly after. He even had a cousin die during the Sept 11th attacks. Just one thing after another but through all that he seems to some how remain upbeat and continues on with his life. He says "All these deaths made me notice that I was still alive......I've been through a lot but I'm OK. And if I want to be I'm better than OK. I mean -- I survived. And I survived just by being me. How lucky and amazing is that?" There isn't much you can add to that. I'm not one that gets down on my self often but inevitably it will happen, and it usually occurs when I am not being true to my self. And everything goes back to normal when I am myself. Now I'm not saying that I put my self first and neglect everyone else cause that isn't me, just saying you got to do what it is that makes you, well you. This looks like it has helped E through some rough times so I think its not too bad of an idea to live by. I'm also not one to let my personal feelings out like this but since I figure that its only my closest friends that read this I'm fine with it. Just don't get used to it cause it won't happen again for a long time, I think its about on the same cycle as Haley's comet, once every 76 years or so.
On a related note I've noticed that the two bands that I listen most often lately are The Eels and The Beatles. Not coincidentally these two bands are ones that I have spent a lot of time recently learning a lot about their personal lives and the background of their music. This has happened in the past with the likes of Weezer and The Format. Music just is better to me when it comes on a more personal level I guess.
Anyways checkout this video. Its an Eels song put to clips from this documentary. Its really good. And I'll be back soon with something funny. I promise.

6 comments:

nadia said...

you are very funny still. that was really interesting. and not to sound gay either, i'm really glad you wrote that because it was really good for me to read.

Quinn the Eskimo said...

Sac! Quit posting on Thome's blog! I like your blog and all, but I came here to laugh.








jk! Lol! Sac, you're funny too, and Thome, I still consider you a friend when you're not funny too.

Quinn the Eskimo said...

and that was a terrible sentence. please revoke the word "too" at the end and move the period behind the word funny. thank you.

InYourBoat said...

Tom... You're so funny! And smart and strong and wise and generous and nimble....

(Were you using your serious voice while you typed this out?)

Leah said...

Tom, I knew there had to be more to you. Haha, but really I enjoyed this post.

InYourBoat said...

Not only does it make sense now, but I second this. 100%