silver - I agree that last year was a pretty choice year for new releases. I get what you mean about needing a band with a discography, but they have to start with one album, you know? I was also really involved in the indie scene in LA and most of the members of those bands don't make their money off their music, which for some reason gives them more staying power. Also, the members of the different bands were often involved in a lot of different projects: Barbra Gruska is a perfect example. She has her own band (with her brother), The Belle Brigade, she played drums on Jenny Lewis' Acid Tongue tour and she plays drums for Obi Best. I loved the collaborative nature there. Okay, that was a total tangent.
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I do not wish to be pale pink,
but flower scarlet, flower gold.
And have no thorns to distance me,
but be bright,
bright as yellow,
warm as yellow.
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