the long slow triumph of it

Posted: December 6th, 2019 | No Comments »

from helena fitzgerald’s essay about the yeah yeah yeahs’s “maps”:

Another thing Maps is about is how much better it feels to think about these things after the fact, how with some time a fiction settles over certain memories. I think a lot about Karen O playing that song over and over for the rest of her career, as the lyrics transformed from a present hurt to a distant memory, the long slow triumph of it becoming monotonous and losing its sting, just a song, until the only person left who existed in the story was herself, standing onstage doing the same thing for the thousandth time.

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