Over the past few days, the world has been riveted by the Brexit referendum.
For those who are unaware, the Brexit referendum was a vote put forth to the British voters. The question was whether or not to retain a membership in the European Union.
The vote was a close one, with 52% of those voting to leave the EU versus 48% voting to stay within the EU.
While I as an American am not personally impacted by the decision at this moment in time, I can see how it could affect the global community in the future.
The way I read the decision is that it feels very isolationist. Not that the fears of those who voted to leave the EU are completely unfounded, but it could be interpreted as racist and prejudicial against certain communities, especially those who are fleeing destruction and hate in other parts of the world.
I am going to end this video with John Oliver, because he hits the nail on the head every time.
Last night, Yellowcard fans around the world went to bed with their hearts breaking. The upcoming album and tour will be the band’s last for the foreseeable future.
Their albums have been the soundtrack of my life for the last 10 years. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing them live several times. I cannot put into words the unbridled joy that comes the phrase “Yellowcard concert”.
All good things must come to an end, that is a fact of life. When the Beatles announced that they were breaking up in 1970, their fans must have felt like the world was falling apart.
The new album and tour will be bittersweet. Thank you guys, for 10 years of incredible music, my life would have been very different without you.
To honor their journey as musicians and mine as a fan, I give you their first song to hit the charts, Ocean Avenue and the first single off the new album, Rest In Peace.
In other music news, I have a new favorite song, The Mess I Made by Stillwell.
I found the song to be so true to life. We all make mistakes and it’s incredibly easy to punish ourselves for that mistake. I love a good rock song and this song is perfect.