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Month: October 2008

Your Halloween Soundtrack

"Gloomy Sunday," also known as "the Hungarian Suicide Song." The story goes that the lyricist wrote it for an ex-girlfriend who’d committed suicide, leaving behind a note simply reading "Gloomy Sunday." The composer committed suicide in the year of my birth, 1968. And the song itself has become what Snopes calls "a meta-legend," an unverifiable tangle of old news stories, probabilities and urban myths.

On The You Tube, I find a version by Diamanda Galas that begins with her talking about the song:

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