What the hell is this?

I Can't Stand [Meeting] You is a collection of all the ridiculous things I've written to and about drummer and composer Stewart Copeland.

I actually did meet him for about five crazy seconds in 2007, again for a few exciting moments in August 2009, and my most recent (and most thrilling!) encounter took place in October 2009, where I proved myself capable of being, yet again, a total dork in the man's presence.

I can't believe what I get up to. And neither should you.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I wonder...

I wonder how Patrick would feel if instead of attaching my fantasies to Stewart Copeland, I had instead turned into the world's biggest George Hurley fan? He might like it better.

I saw him many times live during those important formative teenage years and in my very early 20s (including one amazing fIREHOSE performance at McCabe's, where I think George hit every cymbal within a five mile radius), probably could've met him more easily... in the late 80s, early 90s, the Police were so over it wasn't even funny, and at the time, they seemed to me like I'm sure the Doors seem to kids today (kids who like the Doors, I mean). This is a jacked up comparison, so:

Anyway, to be honest, I think that wild hair of his back then was the deciding factor. Anybody who refers to their own hairstyle by a name ("The Unit") is probably waaaaay out of my league, especially back then. I didn't mind long hair (still don't) but his was a little too out there for my itty bitty 17 year old mind; he seemed like a real man (and sweaty), and that too was off-putting (luckily), so whatever, things worked out the way they did, and that's fine.

Still. I wonder what ol' George is up to today?

Should we name our kid "Hurley"?

1 comment:

dufmanno said...

I was never a big fan of the Minutemen, but I can see why the hair needed it's own special moniker.
The Cope always did it for me like no other drummer could, still not sure why.