the whole thing makes me kinda sad. or i guess more nostalgic than sad.
i, like john, have seen many changes to the seattle scene. whose hot at the time, which were the shows to be at, the feeling, etc, etc.
personally for me, no time was more fun or had the greatest feeling than when it was all about the posies, super deluxe, the cunninghams, harvey danger, peter parker, nevada bachelors, etc, etc, and some other bands no one else would probably remember. none of that was about acting as if you didn't care to be there. that's the thing that made it hard for me to get into or really understand about the whole "indie" thing. one by one the bands i loved the most broke up and each time i was left with a hole that was never filled. as i've gotten older and more domesticated i've pulled away from the local scene because i've found it hard for me to find bands to fill that hole. i feel by now i'm almost completely out of touch with what is going on which is funny because i never thought that would happen. nowadays i hardly ever go out to a show, i know a lot of band names and whose popular at the time, but usually i have never heard them or don't like them so i don't "get it". it has been a very long time since i have found someone to be excited about. the last band to come along that got my heartfelt love and dedication as much as those other bands i mentioned above have been the long winters. and i'm not just saying that because we're here. they are the only other band i have ever followed as closely. i keep waiting for that next local band to be excited about but it has yet to happen.