14 Musicians Tell You How to De-Stress, Overcome Obstacles, and Hate Birds

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Really, what can't this man tell us?
Sometimes we look to others' words for inspiration on how to go about our lives. It gives us guidance and hope, regardless of how fucked up, metaphorical, or philosophical those words may be.

So with the semester dwindling down to its final weeks, days, and hours, why not provide Up on the Sun readers with a little inspiration from some credible famous musicians on how to survive times like these. A different perspective on life is always good, right?

If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it. -- Frank Zappa

Well, Frank makes a point. (Sorry Mom and Dad. Love you!) Eventually you gotta do things on your own and figure it out for yourself. Hopefully it's the right thing, but if not, you'll learn. I hope.

I guess if Frank's advice doesn't work, we're all fucked into a world of misery because we can't listen to ourselves.

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I'm your knight in shining armor. I'm here to save you from Linkin Park. -- Rufus Wainwright

Okay, so Rufus makes a point: Maybe listening to Linkin Park won't get us very far in life -- although I will confess I do miss old-school Linkin Park. But the screaming, depressing, want-to-kick-my-door-down stuff is gone, or at least reformatted into a series of pop-ish, Top 40 radio tunes. So study tunes probably shouldn't include Linkin Park? Listen to our savior, Rufus!


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