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My heart is under arrest again, My head is giving me life or death, But I can't choose


+ Foo Fighters - Best of You

Having suffered from depression during much of his life (although less so with the onset of old age), Cohen has written much (especially in his early work) about depression and suicide. The wife of the protagonist of Beautiful Losers commits a gory suicide; "Seems So Long Ago, Nancy" is about a suicide; the darkly comic "One of Us Cannot Be Wrong" mentions suicide; "Dress Rehearsal Rag" is about a last-minute decision not to commit suicide; a general atmosphere of depression pervades such songs as "Please Don't Pass Me By" and "Tonight Will Be Fine".
Who2 Biography:Leonard Cohen, Singer / Poet / Songwriter 

+ LC "I was coming off amphetamine" : "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong" (from "Live At The Isle of Wight 1970")


"I showed my heart to the doctor: he said I just have to quit"

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20 years ago we all wanted to know: "Who killed Laura Palmer?"


The first episode of "Twin Peaks" aired on April 8th 1990. It is one of my favorite shows EVER. The same goes for the credits + score.

+ Twin Peaks turns 20: Why the show matters

Twin Peaks wasn't the first high school noir — 1988's Heathers proved murder needs no hall pass — but it mined the disturbing, unsettling world of adolescent sexuality later explored in Buffy (in which a heroine loses her virginity to her vampire boyfriend, who, in short order, turns evil and starts picking off her friends) and Veronica Mars. (When I first watched Twin Peaks, I was 12, and already terrified about starting high school; Peaks did nothing to assuage my fears. I also almost choked myself at a sleepover while trying to replicate Audrey's trick of tying a cherry stem into a knot with her tongue.)

+ Still Wrapped In Plastic: 'Twin Peaks' Turns 20

Twin Peaks smuggled avant-garde into prime time, brimming with a surrealism you just didn't encounter back then. Remember that weird room with the dwarf who talked backwards? It took cultural stereotypes — the straight-arrow FBI agent, the teen hottie, the wannabe James Dean, the corrupt small-town businessman — and pushed them until they exploded. The result was an often-hilarious show bursting with raw emotion.