Before this relationship goes any further, I think you all should know some things about me. If you feel different about me after you read this list, I’ll understand. Really. Underpinning the entire post tonight is a girlish squeal and the clapping of abnormally small hands. I’m sure that’s off-putting.
The truth isn’t pretty, folks. It might not even be tolerably neutral looking. But, here goes:
I am a fangirl.
If some of you are still reading, thank you for giving us a chance. For the rest of you, my mom says I’m better off anyway (She also said you were no good, will miss me and will wind up alone. Hope that’s true.).
So, here are my top five fangirl moments. Be prepared.
The Amanda Palmer Bonding Incident
I was listening to Amanda Palmer’s “Do You Swear To Tell The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth So Help Your Black Ass,” and she agreed that the video was quite good. And she Retweeted me. There was a good amount of squee. That’s a scientific term encapsulating how I responded to the following:
The Honus Honus Hocus Pocus
Give me a lot of credit for that alliteration. It made me giggle. This just happened a couple of days ago. Honus Honus (aka Ryan Kattner), the lead singer of Man Man, read the blog post about Man Man and Tweeted me about it. It meant a lot. And it left me speechless for half an hour. Ask the people calling me at work. I didn’t say a word.
Are Your Antennas Up?
Literally could not think of a better hook for this entry. I’ve already told you about how Kyle knew my name at the AU concert a few months ago (and, for the record, I still totally consider that one of the best examples of my fangirlhood), so I think it’s fair to tell you how AU responded to the blog post. They Tweeted me:
And Jonny Universe (Jon Ulasien, guitars/keys/vocals for AU) shared the blog post on Facebook:
Gareth Campesinos! Is The Exclamation Point
I have not kept it a secret that I’m addicted to Los Campesinos! right now. I mean, I’m so into them. For a couple of weeks, they were all I listened to. And I’m constantly discovering new things I love about their music. The lyrics are infinitely clever, the music is varied, deep and adorable at the same time, and they are such cool people.
So I Tweeted Gareth. He’s the lyricist and one of the lead singers of the band. I decided to tell him that I was in love with him because of his lyrics and the obscenities he Tweets (for real, he has a dirty Twitter Account). He responded:
I mean, I don’t want to say that means we’re going to have a happily-ever-after or anything, but I think it’s unarguably the start to a beautiful Twitter relationship. Oh, and he’s since Tweeted me no less than three other times. I squeal a little bit louder each time.
So. If you’ve stuck with me through all of that, I’m impressed. And hopeful that this means you still want to give us a chance. I promise I won’t let you down. I’m a great person, really. Just a desperately uncool one at times.
We still pals?
PS: Ludo concert tomorrow night. ”A Very Ludo Christmas” promises to be AWESOME. If you’re not going, you’re almost as uncool as me. OH BURN.
PPS: Lest you think these are my only fangirl moments…they’re not. There are so many others. But these are my favorite/most blush inducing. My humiliation is your entertainment.
PPPS: I’m sure some of you missed the playlists last night. That’s fine. I’m not hurt or whatever. But there are a few songs I think you should definitely make time to listen to. “When Water Comes To Life” by Cloud Cult, “Your Ex-Lover Is Dead” by Stars, “Little Lover’s So Polite” by Silversun Pickups, and “Dance Yrself Clean” by LCD Soundsystem. Ideally, of course, you should listen to all of the songs. They were picked for their infinite awesome.
PPPPS: I don’t think I’m supposed to use this many “p’s” in a postscript. Just thought I should point that out for you.