Got the hankering to read something other than lyrics from one of
your favorite indie rock bands? Well, we've got your answer. The latest
installment in the Revolution On Canvas series is here,
and it's tres cool. Volume two of this (hopefully long) series is
packed with prose and poetry from some of indie rock's finest singers,
players, and writers. Some of these stories or poems are silly and
playful, while others are dark and secretive, never fully revealing
exactly what they mean. Brendan Ekstrom of Circa Survive
throws out a single paragraph of prose that delights in its complexity
and hidden meaning that comes clearer after repeated readings. "We
stood there, crippled by silence, the smoke and sulfur stinging our
eyes. And though it would take the shockwaves ten years to bring the
arthritis to my knees, yours turned to stone that day, crumbling into
" On a much lighter note, and possibly more truth
revealing, is Scott Waldman from The City Drive's quick
poem called "Is Bette Midler A True Star?". Porter McKnight
from Atreyu gives a deeply poetic piece that questions the
ethics of war, following a disturbingly graphic short story about
hunting Ewoks by Buddhah's Rich Palmer.
So head on over to your favorite independent bookstore and
get yourself some real independent reading
you by the indie-est of the indie stars and their (mostly) fine
abilities as wordsmiths
Occasionally, this book is like
reading bad lyrics, but mostly these written words betray a
deeper and more sentient side of some of indie's finest rockers
that we may never, otherwise, have to opportunity to witness.
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