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On the spines of old cathedrals – Shrag

…girls with expensive cameras pose. It is not the last song on the album (well it is if you play the B side before the A side), and there were a few singles and compilation songs released afterwards, but this how i see Shrag left us: A perfect, driving song of such correctness and determination, promising and setting everything right with the world, with music, with me, with you. Everything the band was in one song. Through they’re ten years as a band Shrag just got better and better, and to leave on this, with everything that could have been as potent and incredible as everything that was, i can’t think of a better farewell.

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I tell you it’s been kinda liberating. I could have easily followed this slippery slope and completely given up on this thing, but, i don’t know, there’s this compulsion i have to it. And it’s really only for me. But now we’re settled, we have internet, school is on a mid-semester break, so i’ll continue.

Tuesday, March 19th
Bad for good – Jim Steinman

Wednesday, March 20th
Keiko no namida – Nishimura Tomomi

Thursday, March 21st
Bored teenagers – The Adverts

Friday, March 22nd
Superman – Look & Listen

Saturday, March 23rd
Playdough – The Aquabats

Sunday, March 24th
Opposite horizons -Managra

Monday, March 25th
Mismatched couples – Teresa Carpio

Tuesday, March 26th
Head gone astray – The Soup Dragons

Wednesday, March 27th
Sputnik mon amour – Band a Part

Thursday, March 28th
Ice cream – f(x)

Friday, March 29th
Ready to go – Look & Listen

Saturday, March 30th
Aishuu no Carnival – Kawai Sonoko

Sunday, March 31st
Cuttie pie – L’Trimm

Monday, April 1st
Guess i should’ve kicked his head in – The Haywains

Tuesday, April 2nd
Wakasugita koi – Moritaka Chisato

Wednesday, April 3rd
Arashi no yoru no serenade – Kudo Shizuka

Thursday, April 4th
Manly – Camperdown and Out

Friday, April 5th
The morning fog – Kate Bush

Saturday, April 6th
West Riding House – Boyracer

Sunday, April 7th
Nemo – Assfactor 4

Monday, April 8th
I don’t suppose i’ll get a second chance – Another Sunny Day

Tuesday, April 9th
Miss Candy Twist – Dolly Mixture

Wednesday, April 10th
Fushigi TOKYO Cinderalla – Saint Four

Thursday, April 11th
On the spines of old cathedrals – Shrag

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Ghosts Before Breakfast

Ghosts before breakfast – Shrag

Is it really such a bad thing when bands end? Shrag have been one of my favourite bands in the world these past few years and have recently announced they will soon break up. I should be sad, and i sort of am, but really all i feel it comes is to one less band i have to keep up on. I never gave hope to the chance to see them and to be any more to me than three incredible albums and a bunch of singles. They could have meant more to me if everything wasn’t so distant to me. Most if not all of my favourite bands are broken up relics and i’m all too comfortable to have Shrag slot right along side of them. I still have their incredible music and always will. I don’t mind what there is of it no longer growing at a rate i can’t keep up with again.

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Rabbit Kids

Rabbit kids – Shrag

The apprehension with which i hold the future of the Pains of Being Pure at Heart can be shared with Shrag. Except it is not so much a feeling of dread in this case. Quite the converse. I have near-complete confidence that everything they ever do will be just as fantastic as everything they have ever done. So why the apprehension? They are just the two bands in the world i love, am abreast of, excite me, and want very much to keep on my side (yes, the only two…). It is that want, and (no matter how assured i am) the unshakable pessimism with which i hold everything that feeds my apprehension. Imagine living like this…

In Shrag’s case, everything will be fine. If Grass Widow did not exist, this would have been the best thing released last year.

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