Woke Me Up Inside – 7. IMAGINARY, aka In Defense of Safe Spaces

“I really hope that bird doesn’t poop on me”

(I lied! Here’s the next essay after all! You’re welcome!)

Where the raindrops as they’re falling tell a story…

Every time I hear “Imaginary” I get a little confused, because it’s never the version of the song I’m expecting to hear.

(content warning: discussion of triggers and psychological harm)

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Woke Me Up Inside – 4. MY IMMORTAL and Posthumous Emotional Labor

Now I’m bound by the life you left behind…

Fun fact: If you’ve listened to Evanescence’s pre-major-label EP Origin, you’ve heard exactly the same studio take for “My Immortal” that you’d heard the first time you listened to Fallen. Against Amy Lee’s wishes, Wind Up Records stuck with that demo recording through the band’s initial album release and the song’s music video; it wasn’t until later, when the song was re-released as a single after Fallen was a hit, that Lee had the clout to insist on a proper re-record.

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Woke Me Up Inside – 3. EVERYBODY’S FOOL and the Beauty Myth

it’s subtle, is what it is. very subtle

Have you no shame; don’t you see me?

I mean this in the nicest way: the music video to “Everybody’s Fool” is so hilariously on the nose that it is a perfect, center-of-target fit for its intended demographic, i.e. teenagers who think that “the man is selling us lies” is the most novel idea they could possibly have had.

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eat the rich

Bezos’ net worth currently stands at $167 billion, a number higher than you can comprehend. Unlike his mega-billionaire peers like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Warren Buffett, he has not made substantial financial commitments to charity. He is so weirdly incapable of conceptualizing how he might use his immense fortune to help the world that he famously asked for philanthropy ideas on Twitter, and even more famously said, “The only way that I can see to deploy this much financial resource is by converting my Amazon winnings into space travel.” Jeff Bezos could be saving literally millions of human lives per year and curing entire diseases in the developing world but instead all he can think of is to build space rockets. He is a walking advertisement for the necessity of wealth confiscation.

https://splinternews.com/jeff-bezos-is-funding-a-bunch-of-pro-gun-anti-abortion-1828825631