The Narrative Life

Dec. 13, 2002, midnight | By Josh Gottlieb-Miller | 21 years, 6 months ago

Review: The Narrative Life's rough skill is evident in their jammish and up-tempo material that gives their light tunes strong backing. This is mostly due to the accomplished rhythm section. Kenney's hard drumming and Third Fret veteran Goldman's practiced skill supplements Canavan's indie riffs. There isn't a weak link in this band and it won't be long before they establish themselves as leaders in local music.

Genre: Post-punk, "crappy music."

Band Members:
Andy Kenney (Blair, senior): Drums.
Sam Goldman (Blair, senior): Bass.
Welch Canavan (Blair, senior): Guitar, vocals, keyboard.
(Currently inactive) Merrick Lancaster-Brown (Blair, junior): Bass.
(Currently inactive) David Combs (Jewish Day School, senior): Guitar, vocals.

Influences: Fugazi. Q and not U. At the Drive-In. Dismemberment Plan. Aesop rock. Lyrically it's Denali. And you will know us by the trail of dead.

History: After Canavan's band The Scary Kids broke up, he went looking for talented, similarly inclined friends. Canavan claims, "We had perfect harmony."

Albums: None.

Website: Narrative Life/

Best Song: According to Canavan, "We only have two songs…two complete songs…and even those aren't complete."

Worst Song: See above.

Best part of being in a band: Canavan claims, "We get to play music that people enjoy…that hopefully someone enjoys.

Worst part of being in a band: Financial matters.

Reaction from other Blair musician: "Their music is really cool. When they get it all together it's going to rock." (Josh Scannell, Livewire)

Quotable: "The best thing about being in local music is clowns on fire...Andrew Busick is a deity, but no rock God...Luuuunchtime! What excites me about this band is the looming possiblity of touring in a used limo," exclaims Goldman, rapidly.

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