It seems that some people aren’t aware that Eagles of Death Metal aren’t a death metal band. In fact, they’re not any kind of metal band. Even if they were, they and their fans would deserve the basic human right of enjoying their music without any expectation of being executed. Music is pure and good and magical, regardless of its genre.
It’s been seven days, and we will heal. There’s no rush to put the events in Paris behind us. It’s not a race. The shock and grief will subside at different times for each individual. I cannot imagine what the families and friends of the victims are experiencing. I cannot imagine what the band is going through.
I – like most of us – have a lot to say about what happened last week. However I don’t want the Music Omnivore to become politicized, so I’ll address them in other, more appropriate forums. I want this site to be about music and all the ways it enriches our lives. I want it to be a haven.
Let’s always remember what happened to these people, these music fans, and let’s honour them by carrying on when we feel ready to do so.
All along, all I’ve really wanted to be is a writer. So now I tell people that’s what I am, even though I haven’t earned a dime being a writer.
That being said, I’ll confess that once a day, every day, I wish I was still a musician. That was the one time in my life when I was cool.