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Did you listen to Björk's Vulnicura? Better question: Were you able to listen to it, nine brutal songs that illuminate in painful detail the dissolution of her thirteen-year relationship with artist Matthew Barney? Most breakups are awful because they're your own. But when I saw Björk at Carnegie Hall belt out her anguish over her final fucks with her husband, who (from her telling of it, anyway) indelicately shattered their covenant, I found the narrative so raw and specific and prolonged that I...
Ouch. You got your heart broken. Or: Yay! You had the guts to end your last relationship because, for whatever reason, it just wasn’t right. But that doesn’t mean you’re ready for a new heavy-duty relationship. Now is the time to get over your ex. And since time heals all wounds, why not pass a lot of that time by dating other people, i.e. rebounds. Suffice it to say, we can, in part, get over people by getting under...
Sometime around the year 2000, Eric San (better known as DJ Kid Koala, who has toured with real music deities, like Radiohead) got his heart broken by his college sweetheart. While many heartbroken people stop all normal activity, drink excessively, and don't accomplish anything, Eric San is not your standard person. Perhaps because San grew up in Vancouver idolizing Charlie Chaplin, Jim Henson, and Monty Python's Flying Circus, his ideas about what to do in...