October 6th, 2013 @ 5:50 pm
one of my favorite songs EVER ever ever ever is “never tear us apart” by INXS. aside from the song being amazing, it reminds me of my mother. i know that i’ve boasted about loving her musical taste that she raised me on as a child before, so i’ll spare you that repeat schpeel. some songs just pull at my heart strings when it comes time to her/music, and that album is one of those thangs.
in addition to the adoration that i have for this album via mom, sometimes just fall into this INXS “Kick” kick, and i can’t shake it for weeks (yesterday it started up again). that album is so amazing and i get so teary eyed thinking that michael hutchence is no longer with us.
the last time that i saw this video was on VH1 “pop-up video”, and it had to be at least a decade ago. on my walk to and from dunkin just now, i was listening to this song and realized while i was walking, that the weather today is just like in that video. foggy, rainy, chilly, and i was walking along side a cemetery that runs up the avenue by my apartment and it just reminded me of the video’s setting. so i watched it… you should also.
this video seriously makes me fight off sadness, it’s hard for me to watch it, he was so perfectly beautiful. when he died, his coffin was carried out of the church with this song playing in the background, that makes me even sadder.</3
if i ever get married, i’m walking down the aisle to this song, and it will be my wedding song for sure. i nearly died of jealousy and astonishment when they had it at blair’s wedding to that french price dude. seriously, who stole my idea?! they had an orchestra playing it, there was no lyrics, but they shortened the song by cutting out the sax solo, which was perfect.
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after watching the video, i fell down a wikipedia/articles wormhole and found out a bunch of shit about michael hutchence. i remember thinking about how when i was younger, people thought when he died, he died of some perverted asphyxiation thing (he did not). while he did die by choking to death by his belt, the coroner said it wasn’t erotic at all, just a mixture of depression, booze and pills that led him to what happened that night.
tl;dr – i never knew all of the problems that he was having in life up to that point. he had a head injury from a physical attack, to the point that he couldn’t smell or taste anymore, which severely depressed him. the last straw was that he got mixed up in a horrible mess of a woman, and into an awful relationship with her that inevitably ended him. a groupie/tv host named paula yates cheated on her husband with him, was obsessed with him and finally left her husband to be with him once he caved.
if the internet isn’t lying, inxs’s management tried to keep her far away from him… but she managed to have him eventually anyway. heavy drugs, drama, etc – just a horrible mess. the night he killed himself, it seems he mixed up too many things while getting intoxicated. he was on the phone, fighting with the ex-husband and was super upset that he couldn’t have his daughter, goon paula and her kids for the holidays, and he ended up hanging himself with his belt on a door.
seriously, what a fucking shame. i feel the worst for his daughter.