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January 26, 2004

Pixies Rumor

Via Tim Thompson and the Austin Chronicle: the Pixies may headline the 2004 Austin City Limits Festival.

This should make me happy, Surfer Rosa, Doolittle, and Come On, Pilgrim are among my favorite records. I lived in Boston when the band was breaking and caught every local show. I have every Breeders release as well as every album and EP by Frank Black/Black Francis/Charles Johnson.

I've never been a fan of reunions, or of bands that have outlived their vitality. The Pixies were a band that changed the way I heard music, and at one time were my favorite band. To see them hash out the old songs after a long layoff would be anticlimactic for me. Perhaps a new studio album will prove me wrong, I certainly hope so.

We already have plans to attend this year's ACL Festival, regardless of the bands. I am hoping, though, for a headliner at the top of their game, like Wilco two years ago.

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