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Gold! REAL GOLD!
Not just a facade
By Geoffrey Plant [ Thu Jun 23 2011 2:35 PM ]
Did you know those Brady Bunch-looking gold panels that surround the Bank of the West Building on Central at San Mateo actually have gold in them?
According to the wikipedia page -which I stumbled on earlier in the week while looking for a phone number to a defunct restaurant in order to track down a rogue Alibi newsrack- one of the architects, Max Flatow, believed:
"We would be a richer society if we used our precious things on buildings instead of burying them in the ground."
For their seventh studio album, Lift a Sail, Yellowcard had a simple but ambitious goal: to outdo everything they’d ever done before. The guitars and drums had to hit harder; the songwriting had to cut deeper; the choruses had to reach heights only hinted at on their previous outings. Frontman Ryan Key believes he and his bandmates—guitarist Ryan Mendez, violinist Sean Mackin, bassist Josh Portman and guest drummer Nate Young (Anberlin)—succeeded on all those fronts. “We really feel like we got where we wanted to be, and made a proper rock ‘n’ roll record,” Key says proudly.
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