Where This Meets That
“Tuesday Tunage” is a weekly spotlight for music I deem worthy of a spotlight. To make it worth all of our time, I’ll do my best to emphasize tunes you probably haven’t heard before that represent the art in all its glorious varieties.
Over this past weekend, I traveled with my boys to Mississippi to attend an aunt’s funeral on my dad’s side of the family. My dad is one of nine siblings in a family that alone probably makes up a solid portion of Mississippi’s Catholic population; it’s a big family.
When I was a kid, we all got together as frequently as a family that size could, but the gatherings are less frequent nowadays. New faces seem to appear faster than old ones disappear, but our gatherings increasingly occur to honor the departed. Every new visit testifies to time, to family, and to life.
As human beings, we grow because of the struggles that shape us, then we honor our growth, our victories in life with celebration. As all have, our large family has been shaped by its own struggles, setbacks, and tragedies, but there is victory in these family gatherings. Though we don’t often reconvene, the love of family beats on, calling us to recall from where we came, where we once envisioned ourselves going, and ultimately, after all is said and done, where we’ve actually come.
This week’s tunage follows that theme. Junip is a Swedish rock trio I’ve been listening to a lot in recent weeks. The closing track off their new, self-titled album is a beautifully pensive number called, “After All is Said and Done”. It seems an appropriate track to feature this week.
I hope you enjoy!
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