The skewed perspective of a conservative Catholic employee-side employment lawyer living in the most exciting city in the Milky Way, Las Vegas, Nevada USA, who listens to a lot of really strange music and who, for some reason, lives and dies St. Louis Cardinal baseball


Morrissey - "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful"

The theme song of law students the world over! (Well, at least it was for my social circle during my years attending The Law School at The University.)

On this song, Morrissey tries his best to keep the spotlight focused on himself and to make this song a mere whine about his suffering maltreatment at the hands of his envious inferiors. Despite this, the song really does express a universal sentiment, especially among people in a "zero sum game" environment where one person's good outcome only means less opportunity for the remaining pool. E.g., in law school, a great summer clerkship for one of your peers meant one less great summer job opportunity for thee.

I own "We Hate It When Our Friends Become Successful" on a CD single. And, realistically, that's all the Morrissey anyone should be able to take in one listening. I used to like the Smiths and, to a lesser extent, the Morrissey solo whines. But, at some point, you grow up enough and think, "Y'know, Mo, they have some really good medicines now for depression."
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