It blows my mind sometimes that I have friends, good friends who confide in me, share the same twisted sense of humor with me, love a lot of the same music as I do, love football as much as I do, that I’ve never even met in real life.
One of those people is my friend Fran. We met a few years ago, through my good friend Lizzie, who I met through my very dear high school friend Rhonda. See how that craziness works?
Fran and I would banter in Lizzie’s Facebook posts and after a while he finally sent me a friend request. He denies this but I know he did because I rarely friend request anyone. I just feel weird about it. Don’t judge me, it’s just another hangup of mine.
Anyway, not long after becoming friends with Fran, he and his boys did something very special for my son, who has Asperger Syndrome. He swore me to secrecy and I believe he threatened to “Ike Turner” me (my words, not his but that was the gist of it) if I ever revealed what a truly nice guy he is. I’m technically not breaking that promise because I’m not revealing what he did but that action definitely sealed his Lifelong Friend rating in my book, even though to this day he still replies to all my messages with “Who the fuck are you?” and “Stop sending me messages!”.
I must not be too bad, though, because Fran asked me to come on board and write for his music blog My Music, My Concerts, My Life. I’m thrilled that my first contribution went live today.
Please go check it out and also read some of the other posts there. I’m pleased as punch that I’ve been included in a group of people as funny as hell, intelligent, music savvy, and just all around bad ass as they all are.
I can’t believe I just used “pleased as punch” and “bad ass” in the same sentence but there it is.
I know I’ve been MIA here for a while. I’ve been in a slump but it’s getting better. I will post concert reviews here as I’ve always done, but more specific music rambling, obsessing, music geek stuff, and “High Fidelity” type Top 5 Lists will be over at My Music, My Concerts, My Life. Subscribe to the email list for that blog if you want to join other music freaks or even just pretend to be one. Fran won’t spam you, I promise, but he does send out free porn every Tuesday. I’m kidding. It’s every Friday.
Have a great weekend, y’all!