Jane Maher in France - 2013

from Emotional rescue - how the Rolling Stones eased my bereavement:

I have to admit that until it happened, I'd never thought of the Rolling Stones as bereavement music…. [Brian Eno] makes a pretty good case for the therapeutic impact of "emotionally neutral" ambient music, music that is as "ignorable as it is interesting". … But when my husband Peter died, I realised the last thing I wanted was "emotionally neutral" – what I needed, in fact, was the exact opposite. So I drove through France blasting out Keith Richards' Talk is Cheap, which I found in an Oxfam shop, feeling a cathartic release.… There was something particular about the clanging …   more >>
cite as

Jane Maher, Emotional rescue - how the Rolling Stones eased my bereavement. In The Guardian (3 January, 2014). https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1392290415777 accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: France


Listening to

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Talk is Cheap performed by The Rolling Stones

Experience Information

Date/Time 2013
Medium playback
Listening Environment in private

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:20:15 +0000