Thursday, August 04, 2005



Another one of those heartwarming moments...

I put off going to the doctor all afternoon and found something better than I had hoped on the big old worldwide time trap. One of the kids I used to know a few years ago has kicked on. This is the sort of thing that just makes my rough hard exterior just melt - sorta like a leper in a wind tunnel without the mess.

Above is the cover of the cd he's planning to release in November this year.

Matt, to me, was another one of that rare breed who seems to want to give more than he takes which is what should make his music worth getting. I confess I haven't heard it, but now that I know where he's playing, I've got it in mind to go and have a listen. There will be something there if he's got a regular gig, publicans aren't stupid. It might not be my style but then even the worst crew can put together the occasional gem and I'm not a music critic.

I'll get the cd regardless when it comes out. I have a suitcase full of total shit kids have given me over the years, but because it's theirs and they've put effort into it, that's what turns it from trash into treasure - NOW you know. I got Sally Boyden's cd when she recovered from anorexia, I met her when I was doing a career expo thing at a civic centre about 6 or 7 years ago (I'd had a crush on her since I was 10 years old). Another girl I met a couple of years ago put out a disk with her boyfriend. I got one of those too, not knowing what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. So, to me, Matt's disk will be special, not because of what's on it, but because it's his. I may not have seen him or heard from him for 4 years now, but it doesn't mean I'm any less proud of what he's done - and from what I know, it's all his own effort.

Matt's not the first of the kids I've known who has kicked on but he is the latest. I never get tired of finding out what they're all up to, where they are and all the rest of it. What I especially never tire of is catching up with them - even after all these years.

Something else I found just a few minutes ago...

"I am following Mr. Chatrat's advice and keeping this journal informed"

See, it's beginning to work. Now, I want all you lurkers to run away and follow my advice as well and if you've paid close attention, you should realise what my advice to this person was. What makes this little inclusion particularly noteworthy is all I did was leave a comment on his web journal.

Now here's something right out of the Twilight Zone - guess what this person's name is.

Come on, ONE fucking guess.

2 comments:

Eff said...

I think I saw that but I cannot remember who said it. I think it was someone from P and A.

Rat said...

People from there are following my advice as well? Good God.