To Wish Impossible Things
This next video tribute has somewhat of an history and boy, did I sit on this one for a while. I used a different song for these clips originally than what is presented now. When I did the clip the first time, I went with mood more than anything else and I thought at the time I used what I wanted…as we all do when we’re creating. Once it was done, I showed it do a friend of mine to get his feedback, as I like to do, then I shelfed it, forgot about and I wasn’t sure if I was going to go ahead and post it. As I was doing musical research for a larger video tribute (the first part of which will be in the next post), I ran across this song by The Cure, To Wish Impossible Things. It felt as if a bomb went off in my skull and this song turned out to be a much better fit. As many times as I’ve heard this song, I can’t help but wipe tears from my eyes. I don’t think there is a band out there that had managed to capture the heartbreak and even the sensual remembrance of “all we might have been” like The Cure. In the late 1980’s to the early 1990’s, this band was creating music that they would become best known for: songs of failed relationships, of isolation, of loneliness and desolation and they did it with a sensuality that very few bands had been able to quite match, except perhaps maybe the band, Live, or in some respects my new favorite band, Death Cab for Cutie.