Yoga with Dead People. {Playlist} ~ Tiffanie DeBartolo

Via on Sep 20, 2012

 

A playlist from the dead for the living

Bono has famously said, “My heroes are all alive. I have never worshiped at that altar of burnt-out youth.” And despite my love for many of the artists on this playlist (most notably, the inimitable Jeff Buckley), I wholeheartedly agree with him. This is not a playlist dedicated to the burnt-out youth.

I can hear the hedonists now, crying, “But it’s better to burn out than fade away!” Actually, it’s not. I mean, there have to be more options than burning out or fading away, right?

How about enduring?

What I’m trying to say is that this playlist isn’t about worshiping great artists that we lost too soon, but a simple recognition of their enduring contributions to today’s music, and a memento mori that we’re all going to die, so in the meantime we should take care of ourselves (yoga, anyone?) and we should take care of each other. Because still, even after all these years, I can’t hear a Nirvana song, a Jeff Buckley song or a John Lennon song without wondering what kind of impact these extraordinarily talented men would be having on the world today if they were still here in body as much as they are here in spirit.

I can’t help but wish someone would have taken better care of them, or that they would’ve taken better care of themselves.

Let’s hold plank for two minutes straight in their honor today.

Go!

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Editor: Kate Bartolotta

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About Tiffanie DeBartolo

Tiffanie DeBartolo, the Chief Executive Super Goddess, philosopher and visionary of Bright Antenna Records, is also the author of two novels and one screenplay (God-Shaped Hole, How To Kill a Rock Star, and Dream For An Insomniac, respectively). In what little spare time she has, she is a poet, chef, pole dancer, baker, runner, hiker, biker, traveler, sister, friend, lover, dreamer and fashion icon. U2 has been her favorite band for three decades and she swears that everything she knows about life, love, faith and hope she learned from Bono.

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2 Responses to “Yoga with Dead People. {Playlist} ~ Tiffanie DeBartolo”

  1. Edward Staskus says:

    The Rolling Stones? Aren't they the band that endures because they simply will not go away?

  2. Oliva Pennington says:

    @Edward Staskus: Brian Jones was a founding member of the Rolling Stones but died in '69

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