It was the summer of 1999 and my band The Esquenot was playing at a bar in Northern New Jersey. Between songs I did what I could to keep the crowd entertained. I said “Hey it’s 1999! I was pretty sure we’d all have flying skateboards by now!”
“Flying Skateboards! Anyone? Heyyooo!”
A hush fell over the crowd. Actually, to be honest, the crowd was pretty hushy to begin with. My flying skateboard routine was going over about as well as our set. Our bass player Wade, perhaps sensing my panic, grabbed a fistful of handmade stickers and flung them in to the crowd.
With his face twisted into an odd mix of fear and glee, Wade called out “Stickers!” and we all watched as they fell, slowly, like autumn leaves, to the beer soaked floor of that beer soaked North Jersey bar. I turned to Wade and said the only thing I could think to say in a moment like that..
“Thats just littering.”
The crowd erupted in laughter. Actually, it wasn’t the crowd. It was our drummer Zach. Zach thought it was hilarious. In fact, he still talks about it.
The internet is a stank bar floor in North Jersey. This blog is a handmade sticker for a crummy college rock band from Western Massachusetts that never recorded an album.
I’ve tried. Lord knows I’ve tried. I just can’t be trusted with a blog. This isn’t a blog. This is mostly just videos of old SNL sketches from the 80s and every now and again a picture of some shoes, or maybe something I thought was funny. But this isn’t a blog! I’m no good with the blogs.
This is just littering.