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and the waterbugs attack the policemen

she was unhappy just as you wereYesterday may have been my most favorite day ever. My day however started pretty dull. I got up around noon and just sort of cleaned my room. I still have layers and layers to go. Then around 4pm me and the Pops went to Blimpie to get some foodage. Around 5pm I went over the Becca’s place to pick up her, Tony and Dee. Dee seemed a little out of place, but she was a nice person. She seemed like the person I would hang out in college with just to smoke herb with.

So our journey began to the Nissan Enormo Shed. We even put on Nothing’s Shocking. I sorta had an anxiety attack during Ted Just Admit It as I was actually going to see what could be called my favorite band ever. Granted it wouldnt be complete without Eric and would be almost as cool as a Jefferson Airplane reunion without Grace Slick. Or something like that. Reunions still kinda scare me. So we get there and I meet up with Tom N. to get me my photo pass. He was a really nice guy, however everyone at work seems to not like him. I cant see why. Then I get a call from Morgan, she says Christy needs a jacket. Hott Damn! I got the perfect jacket. It’s my 1980 Pontiac Trans Am black jacket. She totally could sport it!

So we all get in the place and just sorta hang around. I am still sorta in shock and dont realize what I am in for. We learn that we prolly will only meet Dave and perhaps we’ll meet Perry. It just didnt feel right. So we sorta dont do much until it’s time to meet them. Addy and his friends meet up with us and we take all the winners from the station contest to meet the band to the VIP section. We get down there and it turns out that the Capitol Records people (which was us) get to meet Dave (which i had done already weeks ago) and the Virgin people got to meet Perry. Luckily Morgan was tight with Frank at Capitol (yes, this makes no sense) and she got Becca, Ariana, and Christy in there. I give mad props to Morgan for doing that for Becca. It meant the world to her. And to me. It was funny, cos after it all she told me she said something about how Perry didnt like fruit, but in fact it was Steve who didnt like the fruit. Just like in the SOUL KISS movie. Too funny. Too cute. (Editors note: Mat got his sources crossed up and Becca was in fact talking to the right person, being Steve. Rock on with your booty and and jumping on the bed in a bikini.) It would destroy me. I probably could have gone too, but I had to run back to the van to meet up with Tom N. to be escorted to take the photos. It was a toss up. Meet Perry or take photos. I just didnt feel right about meeting Perry this time. The feeling wasnt perfect and it was too rushed. I will meet him someday in the future.

So i get there and I just sorta hang in front of the stage, and some of the fans start talking to me. It turns out they all are convinced I am the brother of the singer of that band LIVE. I was thoroughly amused by that for a good 5 minutes.

So after i did my shoot I went to the van to drop off my camera and it turns out I had the van key so a few co workers couldnt get their tickets. So we got their tickets and ran to the pit to enjoy the show. I went there with Jenny, Korinne and Christy. Korinne was just sorta confused most of the night thinking Perry was “high” and “weird.” I thought it was pretty funny. Jenny was a little more open minded. Perry was hot. Perry was classy. Perry is the best dancer. Perry gave words. Perry amused. My life was complete. The exotic dancers really took away from the show. It was pretty trashy at times. I was in my own little world though. I had the time of my life. But it didnt end then. I think I actually heard Christy sing during Jane Says. Interesting. Korinne wasnt.

There really is not much else I can say about the show. Words just cant do it. Classic Girl was amazing. Ted Just Admit it. Kettle Whistle was always a favorite of mine. Nothing will beat that version from 11-25-88 in Chicago. I still was disapointed that Eric wasnt there, Martyn luckily looked just like Eric so I just pretended it was Eric. So be it. But after the show we all headed out to the Diner. That was cool. It’s weird seeing Christy interact with my friends. Especially ones I’ve known for ever. But it didnt end there.

After we dropped off Tony and Dee and Christy drove home, Becca and I decided to go driving. We drove to the house where I grew up in until i was 10, in Gaithersburg. It was amazing. But we didnt just driver there. We went to Poolsville and Olney, i think among other places. We got to basically catch up with all the stuff we never go to say to each other for the past 7 years. We a lot of it had been said, but not really. I told her the complete Zut story which very few people know. I think it took like 60 minutes to tell. We talked a little about our problems with when we tried to date and our lack of communication. And that time we kissed after Purple Rain which i remember all too vividly. Becca’s soft lil’ kisses. I remember being very suprised by how good of a kisser she was from all she said about being inexperienced. She talked about herself when she was in the hospital. We also talked about our more recent sexual lives. Not that there is anything recent about my sexual life. But in the past few years, per se. Now that was just way fun talking about that stuff with her. So i think we drove around for like 3 or 4 hours or something, cos I finally got home around 5.45am. It was blissful. I wish I could do this more with her. I want to touch her booty right now. Hehe. I am lucky to have a friend like her.

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someday i'll do the complete college series...Soundtrack of the day: Talking Heads: stop making sense, Talking Heads: sand in the vaseline, Ben Folds Five: whatever and ever amen, Ben Folds Five: s/t, The Features: the begining.

Dude, being ill is not a good thing. I kinda got a cold this weekend, so i am trying to recover. Ok, yeah. I actually have a cold. It’s madness on the herbals and the meds. I am in this constant haze of a dark and murky gray. Kinda hovering over it all, but still inside. I feel stoned. Like good stone. But where you dont know where you are. Maybe it’s just the fall season begining. I always seem to get get sick the first week it gets relatively cold. I was supposed to watch Snatch with Becca tonite, but I was way too exhausted. I hope tomorrow I have the energy.

When I got home today, I was ready to just go to sleep. But i saw I got a package. It was from ELY. From Nashville. Fuckin’ ay. He sent me the new FEATURES ep. I love people who do random shit like that. And the CD is actually not bad. It’s totally nothing like they used to be. They used to rock the house down. Now they are more pop than rock. But so be it. The singer has really dope cheek bones. I thought he was a girl after the first show I saw. I had no clue. Anyways…ELY RULES!

So I have been listening to the Talking Heads a lot lately cos I just saw David Byrne last Saturday. The few songs I saw really inspired me to pop back the old Talking Heads records. I love that shit. Yet another band that reminds me of the Feetnik. I remember vividly driving back from Walmart or something like that out by the mall and her telling me she wanted to get married to “This Must Be the Place” – Very odd. And I do too. Prolly not to each other though. We would have most soulful children ever. Damn. Where is the Feets? Oh, and I realized that the Pixies are way similar to the Talking Heads…not sure exactly. Perhaps it’s in the voice. It’s the quirkyness. Yes.

In other news I am almost beside myself, as my favorite band since i was a teenager has been Jane’s Addiction. I didnt get to see them in 1989 because my mother wouldnt let me go to the old 930 Club (then just called the 930 club) at my age. I even had a ticket. So regardless, I never got to see them when they were the complete band. Now they are Jane’s Addiction sans Eric Avery. To me that is not Jane’s Addiction. But regardless (redundant mat) my boss hooked me up with a photo pass cos he knows how much I love them. It’s so odd. One never would have imagined this to happen 12 months ago. Things are cool. Yes, things are cool. Well, for the most part. One my cough goes away, things will be better.

The College Years Gallery? I am contemplating doing a portfolio section of Mat’s College Years. The shots I have are just too funny to sit in a photo album. Primarily the ones from my first year in school in CT. Time will tell.

IM of the day:
thebobgreene: i vote for interactive boobies.
mat: dude!
thebobgreene: you can do it.
mat: i can!
thebobgreene: make it so we want to lick the screen.
mat: i lick the screen regardless
thebobgreene: freak.
mat: pussy.
thebobgreene: well, you can do that after the boobies…
thebobgreene: one vision at a time.
mat: bling bling