Just one comment on November 1: over 100,000 visitors at the North Cemetary. Wow.
Anyway... I've just started recording my new studio album with SonyBMG... looking at the line-up (which I shalt not reveal, you curious little pussycat you), it's chock-full of what is called the "sissy love song". Lush orchestrations (my brother and his cohorts at Carmel House Studios are geniuses!)... beautiful melodies... and lyrics that speak of everything from the giddiness of falling to the hope after a heartbreak to life being turned upside down.
Love truly is powerful... it can inspire a hit song... bring chaos from order... warm a heart, then break it... fuel creation... forgive... forgive some more... cause pain and take it away... ignore personal discomfort to care for another... soothes the soul. It can be frustrating, satisfying, enervating, energizing, stimulating and calming all at once, but always worth it. Always.
It is neither for the faint of heart nor the weak of constitution. And though it may be the inspiration for many a sissy, sappy love song, there really isn't anything sissy about it.