One of the better heartbreak albums of 2009 has to be Noah and the Whale’s The First Days of Spring. If you can bear it, listen to it straight through — particular highlights are Our Window and Blue Skies. And on iTunes you can download the accompanying 48 minute film, a beautifully shot homage to a break-up and life afterwards. At least that’s what I think it’s about…I had to watch it twice. Other interpretations welcome.
There’s a scene in the movie that includes a telling of the scorpion and the frog story. Which I heard twice in one week in entirely different contexts. Odd.