has always been a great disapointment to me. Music which is regarded as
a pleasing to people, (is manifested to us as air waves that strikes our
ears) is more like heartbreak to me. All my favorite people either die,
retire or break up just as they're getting good. John Lennon was shot,
Kurt Cobain comitted a suicide and the Gin
Blossoms stopped before they even really got started.
At least Toad The Wet Spocket, Counting Crows, REM still together
for the moment. The break up rumors that had
been swirling around the band since late 1996 were true. Gin Blossoms officialy
decided to call it quits in the spring of 1997.
Four of the five members are continuing to make music however, and have
formed two new bands, the Low Watts and the Pharoahs.Blossoms guitarists
Jesse and Scott have started a new band (The Low Watts), as have Robin
and Phillip (The Swaffords). Both bands have been playing around Tempe,
rehearsing and demoing new songs.