1. Sunday, June 29, 2008

    happy birthday matt good! 

    one of the saddest bits of tragedy this year was not being able to go to any matt good shows.

    when he was in LA i was in Austin. when he was on his way to Austin and i was ready to see him, he got real sick and had to cancel. as he toured through canada with a full band i was unfortunately saving the world here in hollywood.

    if we’re lucky maybe he will swing through the states again sometime soon so we can all hear hospital music with the full rock orchestration.

    matt is a complicated and truly gifted artist. very few high profile types keep it as real as he does on the daily via avenues like his blog. he’s revealed intimate details about his health, his political views, and his personal frustrations. just recently he wrote about how shaking hands with adoring fans is sweet but might be dangerous to his well-being.

    he seems to prefer his tour bus to hotel suites his dogs to his guitars and thinking about world events as opposed to his day of birth. not really the things youd expect from a veteran rock star, and thats one reason im sure we all love him.

    among other things on the vid you will see the likes of celebrities like patrick j pitt speaking a foreign language, miss 604 and her hubby, raymi and fil cooking up some pot spagetti, duane in his plush digs in the pacific northwest, and dale avec toothbrush electrique.

    for my part i was going to go to the ocean and say a few things while panning the camera around, but what do you say that hasnt been said already. plus neither of us wear dresses. often. why not, instead, speak to a musician with music. its not intune, but theres a tune in there somewhere. its not a gibson sg, but it looks like one. its not really the best thing you’ll hear all day, but as the little drummer boy said, pah rum pum pum pum.

    hats off to mr duane storey for producing the vid.