Ep 123: "Is This What Being Alive Feels Like"

Practicing Sincerity (bandcamp), whose songs appear to be the exuberant, liberated effects of a truly practiced sincerity, wherein first song "Goner" says "Go to shows alone/ and know that I'll be with my friends", and the second song's last verse, to me one of the most romantic ever:

"Last December I Thought I/

Was Gonna Die/

And Now Just Holding Your Hand/

I've Never Felt More Alive/

Is This What Being Alive Feels Like/

Is This What Being Alive Feels Like/

Is This What Being Alive Feels Like/

I Think I Like It"

Practicing Sincerity is joined in this opening set by fellow Santa Cruz bands BB Sinclair, Wyatt Smith, The Snogs, and Rip Florence. It's a scene I like a lot and I found them because they often played SubRosa Community Space, which needs our support to stay open for this all ages creative community: https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/rent-for-the-hub-for-sustainable-living

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  1. Goner (Live) by Practicing Sincerity on Live at Outer Space
  2. I Think I Like It by Practicing Sincerity (self released)
  3. Rotten Fruit by BB Sinclair on April (self released)
  4. Maple by Wyatt Smith on Maple (Open Door)
  5. Charmless by The Snogs on Charmless (Discontinuous Innovations Inc)
  6. Flower Pressings Pt. 2 (demo) by Rip Florence & Friends on @ the Hospital of Rest & Dreams
  7. Psychic War by Inverts on Invisible Wounds
  8. Danger (Sonata) by Small Crimes on Dim Returns
  9. Wish by Boy Scouts
  10. Never Forget by Black Thumb
  11. Lock n' Chain by Shriekker on Basement Tape
  12. Hear Me Out by R.E. Seraphin on Tiny Shapes (Paisley Shirt Records)
  13. Body Talk by Zelma Stone on Dreamland
  14. Ghost by Rosie Plaza on Off/On
  15. Open Road by Pumpkin on Little EP
  16. Heaven's Blade by Toner on Silk Road (Smoking Room)
  17. Through by Cold Beat on Mother (DFA)
  18. Sitting with Thoughts by Salami Rose Joe Louis on Zdenka 2080 (Brainfeeder)
  19. Pilot Light by Sour Widows on Sour Widows
  20. Body by Trash Vampires on Yardwaste
  21. Race to the Bottom by The Leave Me Alones on Race to the Bottom EP
  22. Hold Still by Ötzi on Storm (Artoffact)
  23. Abundance of Pleasure by Mint on Mentha (Slang Church)
  24. Mass for Five Voices (William Byrd) by Turner Capehart on Early Music
  25. Home by New Spell
  26. Tennessee by Time Fraud on Cry Me a Highway
  27. Cat's Pea Soup by Naked Roommate on Naked Roommate
  28. I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by New Circle on West Coast '19
  29. Love by Blue Ocean on Hot Sick Vile And Fun - New Sounds From San Francisco (Rocks In Your Head)
  30. Ortega by Pllush on Stranger to the Pain (Father/Daughter Records)
  31. PO Box by Preening on Greasetrap Frisbee
  32. Pink Keys by Irma on ROOM34
  33. Bury featuring Quelle Chris by Yung Akó on MASARAP
  34. We Belong by Odd Hope on Odd Hope
  35. Say Yeah by Younger Lovers on Sugar in My Pocket
  36. Call of the Void by Adrenochrome on Buzz or Howl Sessions
  37. Elbowed by Peony Rad on Peony Rad (Coppermouth)
  38. Maldoror by Andy Human & the Reptoids on Psychic Sidekick (Total Punk)
  39. Free the Floor by POW! on Shift (Castle Face)
  40. All in Vain by Jacob Aranda on Great Highway
  41. My Body Valentine by Harvey Forgets on Softies Only