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  • Specifically, too much Bones on Netflix. Bones, for those who may not know, is a police procedural based on the life of Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist and best-selling mystery writer. The storyline includes a lot of stuff besides dead people and those who made them so. One of my favorite facets of the show is the discussion of family - blood, adopted, gathered - and how they affect your life and the world around you. I wish I could say I’ve had an easy family life. It’s certainly not like Bones or Booth - my parents never murdered anyone, or beat me so much that my grandparents intervened - but I have enough to say it wasn’t always the best of times.

    Bones’ father, who’s a fugitive from the FBI, is finally caught in Season 2, and Bones has to come to terms with how she feels about him. Since he essentially abandoned her and her brother Russ, she feels no love for him. This is a conflicted feeling, though, and one that her partner Booth grabs onto in order to help her heal emotionally. It’s a poignant story arc, one that happens over several seasons and adds to the richness of this comedic drama.

    I took Bones’ point of view - she hears the words that he says, but it doesn’t reconcile with the actions he’s taken. He leaves, is gone for a number of years, and then suddenly returns and wants back into her life. It’s not going to be easy.

    Musically, this song took a while. I started out with a groove in 7, but could never make it work. Sometimes something comes, sometimes it argues with you long enough to slip out the back door while you’re having a tantrum. I tried 3 more times, and the third one was the charm. A little tweaking, and we’re on our way. The epic guitar feels U2ish, but without the epic vocal from Bono. I guess I either need a more epic key, or I’m just not an epic-voiced guy.
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