In memory of a legend…
Well, he is a legend to me. My Dad. 1942-1997.
Around the time that my Dad was dying of cancer, I was living at their house in North Carolina trying to help out a bit. My drive to and from work was an hour each way so I was listening to music for the drive. At that time I was really into Amorphis’ Elegy CD. It’s very folky, heavy, dark and moody and seemed to be the perfect enabler to the sadness I felt knowing that my Dad wasn’t going to be around much longer.
I absolutely love this record but even now, some 11 years after the fact, this album reminds me of my Dad. There’s no real lyrical connection or anything like that, just one of those things that reminds you of an era in your life, good or bad. I was also listening to Nocturnal Rites’ Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Both kept steady rotation in my minivan for months on end and both remind me of Dad.
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