'We don't know where we are going, just that we are going to go there'

For garage-punk Ron Gallo’s newest record, Stardust Birthday Party, he drew on a spiritual transformation he experienced during a silent, meditative retreat. Gallo told Alive last year that he had one goal going into the retreat: to answer the question, “Who am I?” In the end, Gallo embraced the idea of endless mystery. “The only thing we all have in common is that we don’t know where we are going, just that we are going to go there,” he sings on Stardust track “The Password.” (Safe Bet)

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