Rev Up the Engines

I'm Feeling Like One, So Here is The Cranberries' 'Zombie'

No idea why, but I wasn't a Cranberries fan when they were big in the mid 1990s. I think it may have been a 'too cool for school' issue where since they were big and popular, then I couldn't be down with them, even though that didn't stop me from liking Stone Temple Pilots or Pearl Jam. 

Anyway, it took a few decades, but I think the Cranberries are kind of great and 'Zombie' is not only one of the catchier songs of the 1990s, but it had a message that is worth hearing. It was a protest against an IRA bombing and specifically mentioned two young boys who were murdered in the bomb attack in Warrington. 

Even if the IRA is not a prominent terrorist group in modern times, the message still holds true about the cost of attacks, and war and conflict. Plus, it is just a powerful song with the amazing vocals by Dolores O'Riordan and music that elevates the lyrics. I dig the song now and I dig the band. 

Even if this song isn't about actual zombies, I feel like one. The apocalypse hit Canada yesterday, or at least, one of the biggest internet and cell providers in Canada went down, as someone who gets their internet, cable, cell, and home phone from them it was a less than glorious moment. 

One could argue that a forced disconnected and unplugging may be good for our overly reliant on technology society, except my entire business and career relies on a working internet. I had the extra bonus of not being able to contact any of my clients as to why they weren't getting any work or contact another writer to possibly send off my work for me. So a bit of a scramble today that is just sapping my energy a tad.

I still have lots to do, but my brain has rejected anymore use of cells and thoughts today. I am tapping out, You can enjoy this song that took me far too long to appreciate.

 

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