Nothing is Unprecedented. ‘If it happened today, then it’s probably happened before.’ – The philosophy of Gang of Youths’ Deepest Sighs/Frankest Shadows

If you’ve seen the present you’ve seen all things, from time immemorial into all of eternity. For everything that happens is related and the same.  – From Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations Whatever you’re worried about or going through, you are not alone. And if it’s happened or happening to you, then …

‘I met someone else, you should do it yourself’ – How to get over someone & The Philosophy of: Spiritualized’s A Perfect Miracle (The beautifully tragic absurdity of true love songs)

This is part two of a Deep Dive into true love songs. Those songs that aren’t just made of the fairy floss euphoria one person can make us feel, but also the absurd sadness that the absence of them, or the absence of something within us, can make us feel. …

A Deep Dive into: The (beautifully tragic) absurdity of love songs – A love song isn’t a true love song if it doesn’t contain sadness and longing – The Philosophy of: Nick Cave (& why he thinks Kylie’s Better the Devil You Know is a devastatingly remarkable love song.)

…The love song is never truly happy. It must first embrace the potential for pain. Those songs that speak of love without having within their lines an ache or a sigh are not love songs at all but rather Hate songs disguised as love songs, and are not to be …

The joy of: Saying ‘Fuck it’, acting like a little shit and the rush of blood to the head. (& The Philosophy of Jamie T’s Sticks n’ Stones)

Life can be a shit ton when you don’t overthink it, and just sometimes say fuck it, and whatever you’re nervous to say to someone you care about, whatever you’re scared of doing or whatever you’re worrying you’ll regret if you don’t or do it. Like a kid, or a …

Whenever you feel flat or not like yourself, what do you do to bring yourself back? – The Philosophy of: Jason Mraz (and the joys of the small pleasures)

Listening to songs that you did at happy times might bring you back to it. Looking at old photos of times where you most felt the way you love to might as well. Or maybe even writing or drawing or just doing the stuff you did when you most felt happiest. …