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Coloring Club Plus — 10/31/19

Oct 31 BOO

Happy Halloween!  I used this graphic a few days ago.  Wasn’t in the mood to color.

Silversun Pickups is an American alternative rock band from Los Angeles that was formed in 2000. The band is composed of Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Christopher Guanlao, and Joe Lester.

The band released their debut EP, Pikul, in July 2005, and their debut album, Carnavas, on July 26, 2006. Their second album, Swoon, was released on April 14, 2009. Neck of the Woods, the band’s third album, came out on May 8, 2012. They issued their fourth album, Better Nature, on September 25, 2015. Their fifth album, Widow’s Weeds, came out on June 7, 2019.

The members of Silversun Pickups are friends who had played together previously. They began their career in Los Angeles clubs, most often at Silverlake Lounge or nearby Spaceland, and began to draw a strong following upon the release of the Pikul EP. The band originated in L.A.’s Silver Lake music scene, home of Rilo Kiley and others.

They have been repeatedly rumored to have been originally named A Couple of Couples, as the original lineup was composed of a pair of romantically involved couples — lead guitarist and vocalist Brian Aubert was dating drummer Elvira Gonzales, while bassist Nikki Monninger was dating rhythm guitarist/record producer Jack Kennedy. However, the band has stated that this is untrue. The name Silversun Pickups was derived from a liquor store located across from Silverlake Lounge. One of the friends would often arrive at the store late at night to buy liquor, making a “Silversun Pickup.” In interviews, the band has said its name is more of “a state of mind”.

Carnavas is the debut studio album by alternative band Silversun Pickups. It was released on July 25, 2006. The title is an homage to lead guitarist and vocalist Brian Aubert’s Greek heritage. Some suppliers were also given copies of The Tripwire Session: Live In Chicago, a four track EP. The album generated two successful singles on the US Modern Rock chart. “Lazy Eye” hit #5 in 2007 and “Well Thought Out Twinkles” hit #9 in 2008. Carnavas has sold more than 500,000 copies and was certified gold on May 31, 2018.

“Lazy Eye” is the third single from ‘ debut album Carnavas.

The music video for “Lazy Eye” was directed by Suzie Vlcek and produced by Eric Morgan. Former band member, Kennedy, makes a cameo appearance in the video as a bartender and the band’s original drummer, Elvira Gonzalez, makes a cameo appearance as a box office/door attendant.

I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life
But it’s not quite right

And this real
It’s impossible if possible
At whose blind word
So clear but so unheard

I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting for this silence all night long
It’s just a matter of time

To appear sad
With the same old decent lazy eye
Fixed to rest on you
Aim free and so untrue

Everyone’s so intimately rearranged
Everyone’s so focused clearly with such shine

Everyone’s so intimately rearranged
Everyone’s so focused clearly with such shine

Lost and loaded
Still the same old decent lazy eye
Straight through your gaze
That’s why I said I relate
I said we relate
It’s so fun to relate

It’s the room, the sun, and the sky
The room, the sun, and the sky

I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting for this moment

Songwriters: Brian Aubert, Nikki Monninger, Joe Lester, Christopher Guanlao

8 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 10/31/19

      1. Yes I do…I just started back. I was doing so well until that d** kidney stone hit and I stopped after that because I got out of the habit. I feel so much better when I do. I’m back into it again. We have a large part of our building empty and I walk an hour inside when it’s raining or cold.

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