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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 (six months ago) Permalink

Fuck.

valorous wokelord (silby), Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:14 (six months ago) Permalink

Fucksake

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 (six months ago) Permalink

what - as they say - the actual fuck

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Monday, 14 May 2018 21:51 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six months ago) Permalink

:/

imago, Monday, 14 May 2018 22:22 (six months ago) Permalink

that is absolutely disgusting.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Monday, 14 May 2018 23:11 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (six 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 (five months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

"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 (one month ago) Permalink


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