Lately, I've been dealing with the fact that my job has left me with a complete and total deficit of people I could call friends. I have a few people who I used to consider friends, but are now people that, on occasion, I talk to and make big plans to see each other more, but then six months disappear and we're doing the same thing again. Truly, the one person I have is my wife, who does nothing to fill this void (though this has nothing to do with her). Essentially, my life has become a series of dull vignettes, in which our hero gets up, dicks around on the internet, goes to work, gets home at midnight, spends time with his wife, and goes to bed. It has become relentlessly monotonous, and the banal minutiae of each passing day has gotten to be, quite simply, crushing.
THAT IS WHERE YOU COME IN, DEAR DISER. What I need is some music to drown out this feeling of loneliness, and make me feel whole again. If its worked for you, I'll try it, be it sad bastard music (i.e. The National, Arab Strap, etc.) or coked up pop music (i.e. Cibo Matto, Apples in Stereo, etc.)
This may have been a quasi-cathartic heart-spill, but I'm hoping for some sort of distraction.