you all want to know about the show at the crocodile on friday, september 24. i'm sorry for not writing about it here sooner, but after writing about it in my own journal, i somehow felt like i didn't need to write about it here. i'm sorry.
i am shy and intimidated by matthew because i love him so much. therefore, i did not talk to him, though i had several opportunities to do so. i stood next to him during john vanderslice's last song and that made me happy. i sat in the bar in a booth next to his and watched him lounge on the seat in his precious striped sweater. his set itself was short but lovely. it started when he joined john roderick and sean nelson on stage for "the only living boy in new york." it was gorgeous, and i'd do any number of things for a copy of the recording. after this, j-rod stayed on stage, and sang backup vocals on two or three of "totally new songs" that matthew sang. lovely of course. then there was "blizzard of '77" (joy) and "happy kid" and "always love" and "imaginary friends." there may have been another new but performed before song. he ended with "meow meow lullaby," a song nada surf recorded for a cd for children with degenerative diseases. it's really pointless to try to explain the song here, so i'll post an mp3 of it as soon as i relocate it. however, i will tell you that the song is precious. i took some pics, and i'll scan them and post them as soon as i get them back, which should be within the next 10 days.