The Mountain Goats

Rediscovering This Year by The Mountain Goats felt like the most appropriate thing that could have happened. The Mountain Goats were introduced to me by my friend Carl, someone who had a far more sophisticated taste in music than I. For that reason I couldn't allow myself to like all the music he introduced me to. When I first heard this song I thought "God, whiny and pedantic, no thank you," and without giving it a second chance dismissed it as not being for me. However many years later someone sent me the video of Stephen Colbert singing this song with The Mountain Goats, and it struck a chord. This year has been challenging and continuous to be challenging, which is probably why the song

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