The Graying of Indie Rock

What do you do for an encore after the spark is gone?

Jeff Cashvan fiddles at the strip mall, 1994.
Michael Galinsky, From Scraps, Sugarfree Records
Jeff Cashvan fiddles at the strip mall, 1994.

Tim Foljhan of Two Dollar Guitar was there too, playing with Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley, members of Come and Sleepyhead, Janet Wygal. Typing quickly, he writes in Scraps about the stages of a journeyman musician's existence: innocence, burnout, renewed vows, and a mysterious fourth rung, where it's simply become your life and you see your friends "writing songs from out of their physical memory that they can just breath out. rock face and all. And , just like in the beginning, you think, 'man. I wanna do that.' "

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