i still remember driving through a forest fire listening to the suburbs a few days after having seen arcade fire play it live. i was stoned as fuck, driving like 10 miles under the speed limit, just enjoying this otherworldy landscape. the sky was black and red and grey, the trees were glowing from the inside as they burned on both sides of the road, nothing but fiery destruction for as far as i could see. Somehow, everything was oddly peaceful and quiet and utterly devoid of life. that was one of the calmest moments of my life.