― Bee OK, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:08 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Last month was the 10-year anniversary of The Midnight Organ Fight, and the band celebrated by touring the album in full to sold-out venues across the UK. Midnight’s closing song, Floating in the Forth, details Hutchison visualising taking his own life, before he triumphantly sings: “I think I’ll save suicide for another year.” At every live show, particularly during this last run of shows, this was a line unanimously and cathartically screamed back at him, signalling how supportive the lyric, song, album and man have been to so many. Given the aligning of circumstances, it’s tempting to desperately scramble for meaning or prescience in this, to derive some significance and symbolism from what has happened. But there is no tragic poetry in this death, only tragedy – and the loss of a wonderful songwriter and a better person.
― Bee OK, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink
― valorous wokelord (silby), Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:14 (eleven months ago) Permalink
Frightened Rabbit Singer Scott Hutchinson Dead At 36 https://t.co/yBLQ3rRSKC #WhatDoYouThink? pic.twitter.com/YHpd4831aE— The Onion (@TheOnion) May 14, 2018
― groovypanda, Monday, 14 May 2018 21:45 (eleven months ago) Permalink
what - as they say - the actual fuck
― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink
I think that's sincere. Limmy forsook his usual 'charity do' bit to say something straight-up sad as well
― imago, Monday, 14 May 2018 21:57 (eleven months ago) Permalink
not often the onion misses the mark but fuck that is terrible
― martin short's interiors (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:58 (eleven months ago) Permalink
imago - click thru to the actual feature (or, better, don't)
― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink
― imago, Monday, 14 May 2018 22:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink
that is absolutely disgusting.
― Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:11 (eleven months ago) Permalink
ok i'm a big FRabbit fan, but what is so disgusting about it? there's a mild pang in the joke that the band's music could've helped him (also a reference to how it helped so many, imo), then the sincere one in the middle and the third one wouldn't be a bad thing, either.
what am i missing here? to me this reads like the staff at The Onion being about as close to sincere as it ever gets. (but i def could be missing something.)
― alpine static, Monday, 14 May 2018 23:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink
I can't get my head around the intention. What's it doing on that site? why would you make an article that includes fictional opinions from people who don't exist about someone who committed suicide a few days ago? why would anyone make this?
― Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink
The "irony" in joke #1 seems grotesque (and dumb); and joke #3 seems grotesquely trivializing. I'm not very familiar w/FR, just speaking as a bystander.
― i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink
One day I'll make a top ten track list for the band for those who kind of dropped off after tmfo. To me this band hadn't fell off, aesthetically speaking.
― Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Monday, 28 May 2018 00:26 (ten months ago) Permalink
"You're the shit and I'm knee deep in it" is still devastating
― I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 1 October 2018 18:29 (six months ago) Permalink
imagine being so brilliant that you can write a line like:
"I'd say she was his sister but she doesn't have his nose"
to communicate the distance between two people who are no longer in love
― alpine static, Tuesday, 26 March 2019 06:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink
He was a master and that album is dripping with equally brilliant images. What a waste.
This went up recently; it's available for download too: https://soundcloud.com/frightened-rabbit/sets/a-celebration-of-the-songs-of-scott-hutchison-live-at-rough-trade-nyc
― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 17:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink