Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Rock Stars

You know those super annoying kids that only listen to bands that no one has heard of and, even if they REALLY like a band, will quit liking them when they get on the radio?

That is totally me.

I like bands that have like four fans, including their Mom. They are so underground they haven't even formed yet. The singer hasn't even been born. If there is a singer.

Yes, I am one of those complete music elitist pricks.

And I love it.

But it does create some awkward situations.

Like the time I met Tift Merritt at a show of only around 100 people and I went through the autograph line twice. And told her I love her. And not in an "I love your music" kind of way.

Or the time Jason Isbell was shopping for records in the basement of the venue at the same time as myself. And I screamed "OH MY GOD! THERE'S JASON ISBELL!" to the other ten or fifteen people who were at the show.

Or the time I drove two hours to Columbus to see Collin Herring play and was literally the only person (out of seven) that had heard of him. And then didn't have the courage to go talk to him because he was too famous for me.

I guess these experiences are useful - because now I understand why a lot of people are too scared to come introduce themselves to a famous blogger like myself.

12 comments:

Moooooog35 said...

So, what you're saying is that you used to love Nickelback?

Idea #527 said...

I was like that with Tyrone Wells. My friend Emily at our third concert--her first--that she was a Tyrone virgin. Maybe we shouldn't drink when we meet people?!?

Now Tyrone is on movie soundtracks and such. Zach Braff put a lot of good music from unknown artists on Scrubs too. Sometimes good music needs to be shared.

Hex said...

I take it this is why you don't visit my blog anymore?

Just because I roll with A-listers doesn't mean I've lost my indie cred, bro.

Seriously, every time I see a guy with a mustache (even though I live in Florida) I always start yelling at the top of my lungs, "NARM!!!!"

Sarah said...

how many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

it's a pretty obscure number, you've probably never heard of it.

;)

lacochran said...

You know there really IS someone named Tift Merritt? What are the odds of that?! Huh.

Jez said...

Did that Isbell story actually happen? Did you talk to him? Did you ask him how cool Mike Cooley was? Did he punch you?

Rahul said...

I don't know any of those people.I'm imagining they all look like Billy Idol

Page Seven said...

I think Moooog summed it up quite nicely. But I would add, "DAMN SON YOU GOT SERVED!"

Fizzgig said...

im glad no one knows who my edwin is, because it makes him more special to me! when you like someone for years and years and then they make it big, you feel a sense of ownership over them. like...i followed him to 16 fairs where were YOU then?

LiLu said...

Oh, Moog. Low blow.

No, literally. Moog blew Nickelback. Down low. True story.

Rachel said...

http://www.threadless.com/product/917/I_Listen_To_Bands

They made that shirt for you, but in an effort to actually make money, they didn't put your name on it.

Rachel said...

That link is actually
http://www.threadless.com/
product/917/
I_Listen_To_Bands

Something cut it off.