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Thoughts of a Deadman

So much has been made about the terrorist attacks in Paris a fortnight ago, ranging from outcry that several other countries suffered similar atrocities on the same day but went unreported by western media outlets to the newly documented interviews with the people on the ground.

Yesterday I watched the Vice video capturing the candid comments of The Eagles of Death Metal, a rock’n’roll band from California who were an hour into their set at le Bataclan when several gunmen entered the venue and mercilessly killed 89 people, injuring many others. Their ordeal is still very fresh and to talk about it less than two weeks after the event didn’t seem right in this kind of setting. If you’ve watched the clip you’ll know that the members are all clearly still in shock, including Josh Homme who was not in attendance on the night.

It brought me to tears. It was very…

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