When I first moved back to Los Angeles I was still kind of hurting from a relationship ending. I wasn't sure if I was running away or towards something when I returned. I remember driving downtown to the office early in the morning listening to Paul Westerberg's Angels Walk, It's a Wonderful Lie and Lookin' out Forever and wondering what life had in store for me next.
Now just over eight years later I find myself in the same position. And once again it is Paul Westerberg getting me through a tough time.
That's what music does. It makes you feel worse when you want to feel worse and better when you want to feel better. Often the same song can do both. As Pete Townshend said, Rock & Roll won't solve your problems but it will let you dance all over them.