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Garth Haines

Garth Haines has a profound sadness that is tragically beautiful. He also has a MySpace page.

Garth came about because I have a bunch of songs that are, for lack of a better term, weepy emo crap. I had written that title on my whiteboard, and placed song titles underneath it. When I was reminded of National Album Recording Month, I looked to my whiteboard and saw I had already plotted out the album. Actually creating the character came rather late in the process. I knew I had to don a silly wig and look sad for the album art, but for some unknown reason I quite suddenly decided I needed to appear on stage in this persona, and he has (dis)graced the stage several times since.

He only released one album, but somewhere in the archives are scraps of an album entitled The Sorrow Supercedes The Joy and an EP called The Philophobe. Perhaps they are intended to remain unreleased until he forgets how sad they make him.

Slipping On My Tears: A Collection Of Weepy Emo Crap

Slipping On My Tears: A Collection Of Weepy Emo Crap sees Garth pouring out his scarred heart. You can download the entire album for free, because money would only make him sad.

A note for people who actually know what "emo" means: I am using the modern term, which means "any crap that has some dude crying, and gives him an excuse to wear makeup." Sometimes the songs rock a bit, but they never approach the hardcore that spawned emo in the first place.

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