The Matches

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What's in a name?
King For A Couple Of Days
What's in a name?
Age: 31
Gender: Female
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Mibba
July 15th, 2008 at 11:22am
OverdoseOfAwesome:
This is a convo i had with shawn after one of their shows (my sis recorded it.but i will not post the vid! D: i'm totally starstruck and nervous. it's not pretty..)
Me: Will you adopt me?
Shawn: Adopt you? I don't know if im ready to be a father
me: that's ok
shawn: um, so..no. but,um,its not because i don't like you,its because im, like, scarcely older than you.I'd be like irresponsible,i'd forget to feed you
Sis: just give her a bag of cookies she'll be fine for a week
Shawn: yeah,i'd also fail to buy you then new nintendo
me: i don't need that much though,just like, music a comfy bed and cookies---and iced tea!
Shawn : my bed isn't even comfy---iced tea? you're picky
me: yeah,it has to be raspberry i don't drink anything else
Shawn: maybe i could be you're father-in-law....wait. what does that even mean? that means you'd have to marry...
sis: your son..?
Me: what's your sons name?
Shawn: i don't know, i gotta have one first. do you know any potential moms?
*akward silence* Shawn : ok guys it's getting weird....
That convo is so win. XD

(Hey, is it one of my avas you're using by the way? Smile )
asthenia.
Falling In Love With The Board
asthenia.
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July 11th, 2009 at 01:49am
This was posted on The Matches' MySpace blog on Thursday.
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Matches Hiatus
Dear, dear Matches fans,

We’ve spent 2009 soul searching, as a group and separately, starting new projects and having lives outside of our little white tour van. We’ve been lucky to have been 4 artists (well, 5, really) involved in a nearly decade-spanning group project, and have been even luckier to have you as an audience. However, our time to start new projects has come, and right now, The Matches has become something we prefer to look back upon proudly.

Not knowing if or when we might play together as The Matches again, we’ve decided to play a couple going-away shows in our home state of California in August. Sorry this could not be a world tour, for all of you who won't be able to make it. And for those of you who can, we want to make the shows a celebration of all of our years playing for you; including songs from our whole catalog, (yes, E. Von Dahl too!).

We extend our endless gratitude to all of you who have listened, seen us on tour, bought a CD or t-shirt, and inspired us with your energy and enthusiasm for our art. Matches fans have always been known as being uncommonly intense and dedicated. We thank you for supporting us over the past 8 years, and hope that you’ll continue to be fans of our future music and life endeavors.

Final Shows:

Saturday August 22 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Sunday August 23 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

Justin San Souci will be joining us on a few songs at The Fillmore show.

Some of you in Northern California may have caught one of Jon’s solo shows in the past couple of months. His new band (currently unnamed) is debuting at Blake's On Telegraph in Berkeley, CA on Friday August 21. Advance tickets are available through http://www.ticketweb.com. We’re all going and so should you. He has acoustic versions of a few songs on his Myspace, http://www.myspace.com/jonathandevoto.

Much love,
The Matches


I'm really shocked and upset about this. The Matches, imo, were one of the best bands in recent years and I loved how they had they had their own style that sounded like nothing else. I regret that I never saw them live and I'm really going to miss them. Molly
cabot gal
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Mibba
July 11th, 2009 at 08:27am
asthenia.:
I'm really shocked and upset about this. The Matches, imo, were one of the best bands in recent years and I loved how they had they had their own style that sounded like nothing else. I regret that I never saw them live and I'm really going to miss them. Molly
this a thousand times over Molly
finksgirl
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Mibba
July 16th, 2009 at 01:51am
i'm still so crushed about this.
I saw and met them back in November. :Crying or Very sad
They're too good to be gone...
my 3rd fave band.
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