Monday, May 15, 2006

Speaking of local music, I went to a Halogens show the other day. It would have been a great set from a young, promising band, if they weren't already overtired, split up and defunct. The set went late, it was not widely advertised, and by the time they got to "Rockets and Wrecking Balls", the sont that in a different, more just universe knocked Coldplay off the charts in 2004, there were just a few dozen people in the place. But the ones in the front row were waving cigarette lighters.

There was something unique about the sadness in Jason's voice when he ended the set by telling the enthusiastic, but small crowd, "We were the Halogens".

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