Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Perfectly Legal Fun With Seventeen-Year-Old Boys

Paraphrased conversation had with Gawky Indie Teen at Beachfest:

Us: Blah blah blah blah...
GIT (turns around): Hey - are you guys talkings about Matthew Barber?
Friend (with an entirely straight face): Who's Matthew Barber?
GIT: That guy that just played.
Us: Oh yeah?
GIT: Yeah. He used to be cool.
Us: Oh yeah?
GIT: Yeah. He was all friends with Broken Social Scene and Joel Plaskett and those guys but then he went in another direction or something.
Me (also entirely straight-faced): Who's Joel Plaskett?
GIT: Thrush Hermit?
Me: OhhhHHHhhh.

Anyone who knows me & my friend knows why this was hilarious.

I think the gods were angry at our secret indie superiority. I got zapped with a rather nasty-looking sunburn on my shoulders and was also on the receiving end of a mild case of sunstroke. Yeow! Karmically punished!

Goodbye, summer.

My word. Where have the days gone?

("Where Do The Days Go?", The Flashing Lights)

13 Comments:

Blogger Albino Squirrel said...

Awww. Gawky indie teen was totally trying to hit on you guys.

11:12 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

that was hilarious. oh, five shirts and our lankiest love... our live would not be the same without them. sorry to hear about the burn! i got a bit of one on my nose but it has already turned to freckles (sweet).

9:33 AM  
Blogger lindsay said...

er... our lives would not be the same without them. forgot the "s" though if i gotta share a life with someone, i'd like it to be you. summertime is such a climb!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Sofi said...

IF WE COMBINED LIVES, WE WOULD BE A CANADIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH.

(Plus, we'd have a really solid collection of lipgloss.)

8:47 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

I just read an article (and by read I mean looked at and tried to pick out those international words like 'email' and 'Nintendo') about Martha Wainwright in a Swedish weekly. Which was weird.

People over here have heard of Joni Mitchell, but still no sign of the Barenaked Ladies (thank christ).

Get your crunchy shoulders some aloe and call it even.

5:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan! I adore you. Just saying...

I will try to find my cool friend Carey in Helsinki and hook you two up. She's loads of fun, and has some very neat sweaters.

Smooch,
Daphna

9:29 AM  
Blogger Susan said...

Daphna,you rock my world!

I would love to get your friend's digits if you can track them down.

Helsinki is a wonderful land of neat sweaters and people who really know how to work a scarf.

p.s. how's the house?

6:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Susan,

The house is a giant black hole sucking time and money into space. However, eventually I will be able to live there, so that's a bonus (my plans for the weekend: filling two very large holes left from pouring concrete posts for the front porch, and stripping old siding off the house. Woot.) Actually, I am very excited about how nice it will be when it's eventually done. Guest beds for everyone! Come visit!

Daph

8:58 AM  
Blogger Sofi said...

Dear Susan and Daphna:

Uhhh - do you guys want each other's email addresses?

I kid! I kid because I LOVE!

You can keep conversing via my blog comments. I think it's absolutely precious.

5:30 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

sofi, tonight's rock show was nice but was not the same without you. i danced a little bit extra to "the future hangs" in your honour. we will have our cuff the duke date the next time they are in town. just wanted you to know that life is more grand when you are around! that is all & goodnight.

1:59 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Oh, how I love elitist indie snobs. Thereā€™d be no order in this world without us.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I scoff at YOUR lack of musical knowledge. SCOFF! Listening to Suede for the first time this year. Shameful.

10:43 PM  
Blogger Sofi said...

No fairrrrr!!!

I knew Trash and Insatiable One. I...uhh...just didn't own any of their records, for whatever reason.

Lucky I have you around.

(I take comfort in the fact that I still kick your ass on '90s Haligonian indie knowledge.)

10:55 PM  

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