All I Want Is A Normal Life

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Johnny Hickman Is So Fucking Awesome

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Johnny Hickman and I pose for our Christmas Cards

Originally uploaded by Monstrously Normal

I wasn’t going to post anything about the concert tonight after my earlier post, but then I saw this photo in the flickrstream on my blog and darn it all if I couldn’t resist at least saying a little something about the weekend and this photo in particular.

Fawning over celebrities isn’t really my thing. For the most part, I don’t think I could even recognize celebrities (Britney Spears yelled to me on the freeway and it took me a while to put together that it was even her), but I have a pretty wide line between celebrities and heroes. I would have recognized Hunter S. Thompson anywhere (see our photo) and here I am with Johnny Hickman, which I put at about the same level as Hunter, except that Hickman isn’t completely blotto drunk and waving a cigarette, and was completely a nice guy.

And Bob, an old friend of his who is working on a film about Cracker, introduced me and brought up the “Dave Water Story,” which I wish I could tell right now, but is so fucking funny and requires more photos and more “telling” than I really have time, attention, or creativity for. So I told Hickman the Dave Water Story and he was, um, kind of taken aback by it. Most people are taken aback when confronted with the level of absurdity that Arlette and I try to exercise on a daily basis.

Judy said we’re lucky he doesn’t file a restraining order, but if Lucas Mann didn’t file a restraining order, Johnny Hickman sure doesn’t have cause to. Pff.

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Written by normalslife

September 16, 2008 at 4:49 am

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  1. did anyone get photos of built to spill???

    -m

    Matthew

    September 16, 2008 at 4:54 am

  2. I’m sure someone did, but it wasn’t me. I know this is heresy to several, but I’m not a Built to Spill fan and I’m still kind of lukewarm to Camper Van Beethoven. My friend Arlette says everyone picks a side at some point, and my side is with Cracker.

    But yeah, no Built to Spill… and, in fact, I don’t have much good video of Cracker on Saturday, since, as if by miracle *every* electronic item I had either ran out of batteries or disk space. Camera, camcorder, phone… everything. So I have some crappy phone videos with rotten sound.

    Oh, but on a Built to Spill note –and I don’t know if this is just a cruel thing to say–, they put on a very good show. In fact, everyone, all weekend, was really at the top of their games.

    normalslife

    September 16, 2008 at 1:51 pm


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