Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Turning up the faders

Who would’ve known that this guy I grew up with in North Carolina is a total rock star now?

All it took was a few shy e-mails; clicking on some innocuous links made me realise that I’ve missed out on so much these past couple of years.

I still remember jumping into piles of dry, scratchy leaves in the fall – our reward for having raked the entire yard.
Finding a nest full of baby sparrows, being careful not to touch because Mother Bird would then abandon her young.
Making home videos; taking turns at being actor and director; being the only corpse in the history of cinema that squeezed her eyes tight and giggled when the camera was focusing on her.
Good times.

And now he’s a singer-songwriter with a band.
His music is phenomenal and his lyrics are explosive.

Nathan, I wish you all the luck in the world.