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The 20 Best Sad Bastard Songs of 2014

It’s time to get sad. Well, you don’t really have to get sad. There is hope here, just take the album cover shown above for Damien Rice’s My Favourite Faded Fantasy (what a sad bastard title that is!). The poor chaps at the top have “made it,” although they have nowhere to go. I’d like … Read more

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The Sad Bastard Hall of Fame | William Fitzsimmons – Even Now

There’s an audible sigh at the end of this song that sounds like resignation and defeat. The kind of sigh that suggests bottoming out and silently thinking to yourself, “What the hell just happened to my life?” Or maybe it’s William Fitzsimmons’ reaction to finally singing those words that have caused the most pain: “I … Read more

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Jam of the Day | William Fitzsimmons – Psychasthenia

Photo by Erin Brown It’s quite easy to label William Fitzsimmons as a sad bastard. In fact, the singer-songwriter who now lives in Jacksonville, Illinois, might even agree with you. He sings in a hushed voice, and his songs are often based on broken relationships and broken hearts. Plus, that beard he sports just makes … Read more

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Celebrate (Electric) President’s Day

Big ups to Heather over at I Am Fuel, You Are Friends for clueing me into the new Electric President album that was released last month. The duo of Ben Cooper and Alex Kane aren’t afraid to mix a little folk-pop with some electronic beats, and that combo always scores major points with me (think: … Read more