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I waited out in the lobby after a Magnolia Electric Co show once in New York for Jason to come out. He signed my copy of Didn’t It Rain and I told him how much his music meant to me and he listened to me say it in what I’m sure was the dumbest way possible because I was such a fanboy in that exact moment.

There was no one else in the room except my friends who patiently waited for me to meet him. The concert was perfect and this record is perfect and now, today, Jason Molina is dead.