Two members of the Eagles of Death Metal (that actually could be the whole band, I don’t know, but I think you need more than two to create that real death metal sound but I literally know nothing about death metal bands other than that oddly enough when they’re interviewed they almost always seem more cogent and intelligent than pop stars or rock stars.)
Anyway, the reason I’m sharing this very short video from Vice, which is airing a preview of their interview with the band, is because the reason so many were killed in Paris is just heartbreaking.
One of the band members says the reason so many were killed is that because so many friends wouldn’t leave friends behind and so many people were putting themselves in front of other people to protect them.
To hear of acts of love in the face of such evil just destroys me.
Now a bonus tweet from the author Joyce Carol Oates:
All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous? Or is query naive?
— Joyce Carol Oates (@JoyceCarolOates) November 22, 2015