There was a thing on MySpace a while back for a benefit show where you could submit your question to the performers and if you were lucky, they’d answer in a video. One of them was Dustin Kensrue, lead singer of Thrice, so I submitted a question.
I got lucky and they answered my question, “If you could only sing one song for the rest of your life, what would it be?” Most of the performers answered a song they enjoyed singing, fun songs. Without hesitation, Dustin said, “Blanket of Ghosts” from his solo album.
I had heard it when I listened through his album, but I never really let it sink in. Of course, I immediately played it over and over and I was struck by how much I identified with it.
I was thinking about it because I mentioned to Julie that when I die, I’d like my remains to be pressed into vinyl and I want this song to be on one of the sides. I’ll probably read a poem and put that on the other side.
I won’t ever be able to find the video of them answering the question again, I wish I had saved it. Dustin talked right to me.