Japanese Breakfast, a little Lou Reed, and music’s strange, crazy power to provide relief from grief

Michelle Zauner performing with Japanese Breakfast at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., on June 25, 2018. (My photo)

I remember standing very close to a stage on a Monday night, suddenly overcome by a feeling.

Quick, I thought: Make a mental note to file this under ‘unforgettable’—though perhaps ‘unmistakable’ comes closer to describing its magnified meaning. Thinking back on it now, I realize what set it…