Today’s walk to work delivered this gem…
Sometime back in Aught 3 (or maybe 2) I was traveling up to Manhattan, KS with my friend Matt – and he said, “Wait, you’ve got to hear to this.” (For those taking notes, that is one of my favorite ways to start a conversation ever.)
And then he proceeded to introduce me to Spoon. And tried hard to convince me they were from Austin, Texas (they are, but I was convinced they sounded British). The first song he wanted me to listen to was The Fitted Shirt – and it’s my favorite to this day. Though I’ve faithfully followed their career since, I will always prefer the album Girls Can Tell as it reminds me of my friend Matt and the goodtimes we had.
I remember sitting one night with him and attempting to count out the drum rhythm for Believing is Art. It should be noted that despite our immense individual talents – neither of us are drummers. But we are best friends with one, and the first time I ever saw Ryan play – he played Believing is Art. Sold. He hasn’t been able to get rid of me since.