Michael Palascak - Free Bird

Michael Palascak Season 1, Ep 2 05/11/2012 Views: 2,515

Michael Palascak's friend, who was an R.A. in college, shares a disturbing fact about the song "Free Bird." (1:19)

in the dorms when I wasin college, and it was fun.

One of my friends was the RAof our dorm

my sophomore year of school.

It was cool. Sometimesit's weird, 'cause

he'd push the RA information onus on how to keep people safe.

Sometimes he's, like,"Michael, listen up.

"Michael,stop playing Mario Kart.

"Just listen to me, Michael.

"I don't care if it's RainbowRoad. Michael, listen to me.

"I don't care if it's Bowseron Rainbow Road, which is hard

"'cause he falls off, takeslonger to get going again.

I understand that as an RA.I'm still a person."

"Michael, did you knowthe most common song

for a college student to commitsuicide to is 'Freebird?'"

Yeah, I was, like,"Wow, that must take forever."

(laughter, applauseand cheering)

That's a really long song.

You could die of natural causestrying to kill yourself.

"What happened?"

"He had a heart attackduring the third guitar solo.

"It was the live version.

He died of irony."


"I know it's irony, 'causeI just came from English class

where we learnedabout irony. Yeah."

"Wow, I just learnedabout irony,

"then I foundan ironic situation.

I wish there was a wordto describe that."