I Hate Me, Part 187,724
I was recently on Tom Scharpling’s, The Best Show on WFMU. I was on with comic book writer Matt Fraction and Dave Wyndorf. It was great, I felt like a little kid who got to sit at the grown-ups table. Everybody was really nice, I met AP Mike and Maggie Serota who works on the Low Times podcast. Got a good look at the mind boggling record library. Tom was great, made everyone feel at home, sharp/funny conversations, a good night. I was psyched to be part of something that I’d been a fan of. Now, I’m not very good at self-promotion and earlier in the night before Dave and I drove up, Carrie and I had talked about bringing some of the new Ribeye Brothers cd’s up to the station. I had sent a bunch up and it had been getting airplay, Tom himself had said some really nice things about the band. I wasn’t sure but I took three just in case and shoved them in my coat pocket. I also had in there the new Tyvek cd and a cool Swedish band called GOAT, Dave said to bring some music with us, there was a chance it would be played. I had pretty much forgotten about the cd’s until the end of the night as I put my coat on to leave. I was talking to Matt Fraction and going all fanboy about a run of Iron Man (Invincible Iron Man 1-33) and I thought that I would give him a Ribeye Brothers cd (Awkwardly given, unasked for things. Great.),
“Here, I got something for you.”
I reached into my stuffed coat pocket, and wrestled with a cd, finally yanking it out. It was the GOAT cd(Auugh!). It had taken me so long to get the wrong cd out, that I decided to just go with it and not go back into the overcrowded pocket and look like a mental patient.
“…Yeah..you might dig this…it’s heavy…..and…yeah”
He gave me an odd look but accepted it graciously.