Sometimes, if we are very fortunate, the music gods bless us with the perfect band at the perfect time in our lives. (In the Hindu tradition, there are celestial beings called gandharvas who inspire musicians and poets; distinct from the Devas or angels, but affiliated with them as well as the yaksha or warrior spirits, the gandharvas are the court musicians to the gods, and are depicted as having the heads of horses or birds. Birds, I get. They sing. Horses, not so much. Who knows? Maybe they used to sing too.) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was one of those bands for me.