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Truly a colossal testament to just how out of it I've become - while absent-mindedly reading about the town of Lawrence, Kansas on wikipedia I learn that the Get-Up Kids broke up, 8 months after the fact.

It isn't so much that I'm surprised I didn't hear about it last summer. But I distinctly remember a few times in those 8 months wondering, 'Hey, it's been a while since the Kids did anything. I wonder if there'll be a new album?'

This way weirder than the time I discovered while reading random web journals the Replacements' retrospective album came out two days prior. Or the time I was completely unaware that TMBG had a new album coming out until just a week before it did. Sometimes stuff just slips through the cracks. But I was actually wondering about the GUK and it didn't dawn on me to find out.

Any other of my one-time favorite bands break up?

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x_hj_x From: x_hj_x Date: March 8th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I so have you beat on this: I went through the exact same thing yesterday, except replace "Get Up Kids" with "Showcase Showdown" and "8 months" with "six years." Then again, I didn't know about the Get Up Kids breakup either, though I'm not surprised.

One of the high points of my decade was finding out totally randomly that a bunch of them were fans of a web site I used to run.

If you haven't heard this, there's a great live set from 1999 at my friend's site: http://www.transmission3000.com/bands/?r=tguk.html
groovebot From: groovebot Date: March 9th, 2006 06:10 am (UTC) (Link)
wow, 6 years - that is harsh. that would be like me finding out just now that Thumper broke up. which could have actually happened if i hadn't been at their last Boston show. it helps when you know in advance.

they weren't ever on my radar particularly, but honestly, i didn't know that showcase showdown broke up either.
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