-there are college kids everywhere. from the bearded english majors in bad college bands to the pale white southern frat bros, you are surrounded. you hate them and in all likelihood they hate you. theirs is an entirely different chapel hill
-I-40 stretches onward in every direction. To the east, there is the strange, almost unknown lands of Raleigh. to the west, what is there? there is nothing. nothing until Asheville, the dark mirror.
-it’s 9 pm and the yuppies roam Franklin street. Fear Them.
-every day, you see another small business swallowed into the ground. in its place, a frat bro clothing store descends. this is near-instantaneous.
-crusty bohos and crunchy hippies congregate in carrboro. stay away. get too close, and the former will use your skin for flannel and the latter your bones for hula hoops.
30 Seconds to Mars Jared Leto –guitars and vocals Shannon Leto –drums Tomo Milicevic –guitars Matt Wachter – bass
30 Seconds to Mars’ self-titled 2002 debut established the group as fresh, new force, revealing a multi-faceted outfit that thrived on creative exploration and escape. And for their follow-up, A Beautiful Lie, frontman Jared Leto wanted to explore an entirely new, far more confessional sonic landscape.
“On the first record I created a world, then hid behind it,” Leto says. “With A Beautiful Lie, it was time to take a more personal and less cerebral approach. Although this record is still full of conceptual elements and thematic ideas it is ultimately much more wrapped around the heart than the head. It’s about brutal honesty, growth, change. It’s an incredibly intimate look into a life that is in the crossroads. A raw emotional journey. A story of life, love, death, pain, joy, and passion. Of what it is to be human.”