The Shins frontman James Mercer on Manchester bands and teenage angst - The frontman and main creative force behind The Shins opens up about growing up in the UK with British music
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"I lit My purest candle close to my window
Hoping it would catch the eye of any vagabond
Who passed it by and I waited in my
"Morning Glory" 1967.
"Our cities are productive because they magnify humankind's greatest asset: our ability to learn from the people around us."
-- Edward Glaeser in the Financial Times, March 8th, 2011.
Some Cities have a spiritual pull, a tale to tell, a language, maps and legends told to others who may never go. I have never been to London, yet there is a London of the Mind.>=~8~=<>=~8~=<
A hovering chant sung as if discovered for the first time, my own Song of The City.>=~8~=<San Francisco bring a coat,it's cold outside at night,believe me.Full moon rise over Haight Street,it's bigger than I am.It's bigger than the sky.Hope The Mission takes me in.I'm painting with colors in alleys with Californians.DbV...Paul Richardson, 2007.>=~8~=<"Sometimes i feel like the city is my only friend.The city i live in, The City of Angels, lonely as i am together we cly."."RHCP '91The countryside represents supply.