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Musicians and Truth-Telling

August 6, 2022 6:09pm
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Musicians are so often truth-tellers.

Selfie, by maxzzerzz ❄ on Unsplash

Photo by maxzzerzz ❄ on Unsplash

Today's soundtrack was the discography of iconic Canadian band Glass Tiger, as I revisited it ahead of their Peachfest show tonight in Penticton. "The Thin Red Line" was one of the first cassette tapes I ever owned. (Yes, the nostalgia industry is now targeting my generation. I'm OK with that.) It's funny how all music hits different as an adult than when growing up, but one line in particular stuck with me today:

Look at me, I'm watching worlds crumble.

Who knew words penned for an album released 34 years ago would perfectly capture the spirit of today?

Well, maybe lots of people. But it's a great line to describe our culture of the obsession of the self in the midst of so many huge challenges in our world.

There's a lot of hope in their music too, and I don't mean to dismiss that. That one line just grabbed me today.  

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