Didn’t have the heart to do an Out Of Office last week with the news of Scott Hutchinson’s passing. Finding out the internal battles an artist goes through is always tough, and the finality of suicide always hurts especially.
My favorite memory of Scott is from Frightened Rabbit’s stop at University of Illinois’ Pygmalion Festival years back. It was a theater show that had more of a lecture hall vibe, with the crowd seated and enthusiastic as such. Somewhat of an odd vibe for the first few songs, the lively music of the band a contradiction of the respectful audience. Starting as a few working their way up, turned spontaneous rush of people to the stage, a pit had gathered right in front of Scott. He did a full song with his eyes closed, turned his back for a quick break, then back around to see the swarm of fans suddenly a lot closer. Look of sheer, thrilled surprise on his face, he smiled and threw his arms to sky, exclaiming “NOW it’s a concert!”. I wish a little bit of that same joy was with him in his last few days, and I hope fans have many similar moments like that of him.
Lust For Life – Iggy Pop, Lust For Life
Humbug Mountain Song – Fruit Bats, Absolute Loser
Clasped Hands – Blithe Field, Warm Blood
First Breath After Coma – Explosions In The Sky, The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
Ring Ding Dong – Dr. Dre, Friday
Amongst Your Earthiest Words The Angels Stray – Years Of Rice And Salt, Nothing Of Cities
My Backwards Walk – Frightened Rabbit, The Midnight Organ Fight