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Aug. 26th, 2003

i remember for awhile, there were only really two basic categories of music i would listen to (with a few extries added in for flava). they were:

The Jellyfish Strain
-and-
The Sloan Tree

The Jellyfish Strain consisted of:

Jellyfish (naturally)
Jason Falkner
Imperial Drag
The Grays
Jon Brion
Beck (though a stretch)

The Sloan Tree consisted of:

Sloan (duh)
Jale
Thrush Hermit
The Superfriends
Eric's Trip
Flashing Lights
Elevator to (from) Hell
Zumphano
etc.
(or mainly bands on Murderecords or friends o sloan)

i'm sure there are others, but i can't think of them at the moment...

and i have no idea why i have the burning need to share this with you now. i just do. so neener.

for some reason, listening to Baker's Pink made me think of it, and how Baker's Pink had USED to be The Front, but that the keyboardist brother of Michael Franano had decided to play on the album, but not be officially in the band, and with that and a slight sound change (The Front sounded VERY influenced by The Doors, with a loverly psychadelic groove and lyrics like "love is the knife.. that cuts the streams of life... my heart lies bleeding in your.. hands..."), POOF, they were Baker's Pink. The Front's video for "Fire" was played on Dial Mtv back in the Adam Curry hosting days for awhile. My friend Nicole, who had always been on the up-and-up on music and where people of each band went after the last one became defunct, whispered in my ear about Baker's Pink. Scant days before i left on the bus to job corps, i bought the tape and listened to it all throughout my first official journey away from home... both cds are on my computer and are still in heavy rotation to this day. definitely two of my favoritest bands of all time (or same band?) that you probably never heard. and that i wish you would. you may be able to find Baker's Pink in the "garbage bin" at your local used cd place. i know i got a couple of copies easily for 99 cents. which broke my heart.

but the vocalist of those two bands, Michael Anthony Franano, became one of my largest musical influences. he just has a way of filling the heart with emotion.

you can check out his website, done by my friend Kalindi (in fact we met when she did a search for Michael Franano or some such thing and found my journal..) HERE. definitely worth a perusal. you can hear his solo music as well as that of The Front and Baker's Pink there. if you check out the music, i recommend "Ritual" and "Untouched". in fact, once i get out on my own again and have more time/space/privacy to practice, i mean to figure out the tabs to "untouched" so that i can do it at my acoustical shows *swoon*


Don't need no sign to tell me
What you're headed for
Live for the moment child
There ain't nothing more
And I may be one track minded
When my pleasure turns to lust
But some things child are better left untouched

Temptation whirls around me
It's got me in its hold
She's as warm as springtime
And I'm December's cold
And I don't know what to tell her
When desire turns to rust
We'll share this road to nowhere, if we must
But some things child are better left untouched

And when you breathe while everything is quiet
You might just start a fire
And when the world, it wraps its tail around you
You don't live forever, so fill your hearts desire

And I may be one track minded
When my pleasure turns to lust
But some things child are better left untouched

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lordrexfear
Aug. 26th, 2003 12:42 pm (UTC)
I just noticed that your Jellyfish strain was missing Big Star, whad up wit dat?
aubkabob
Oct. 13th, 2003 02:18 pm (UTC)
uh.. i hadn't known until recently that Big Star existed?
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