I've often complained about the lack of specificity in the average Missed Connections post on Craiglist: Exactly how do these people expect to ever find love, sex or at least a handie if they don't drop a few identifiable deets on a motha? Turns out being in a band helps. This latest post comes from a dreamy-eyed local rock fan whose object of affection is a member of And the Relatives, who played The Basement last night at a show that was "full" and "good" according to someone I asked. And not just any member! It was the lead singer, you guys. That almost never happens! To wit:
And The Relatives - w4m - 23 (The Basement)
Dear lead singer of And The Relatives, you are truly a babe! Does he have a girlfriend? wowza!
First off, we'll overlook the fact that the post goes from addressing the singer to then addressing the implied audience with a parenthetical aside with no parenthesis. But second, hey, liking the lead singer of the band is unimaginative, and I speak from experience. You're overlooking all the weird intimacy/stunted emotional issues you can find in the drummer, or the lack of commitment to living on the grid you'll often find in bass players. True, a keyboard player is most likely to be suitable to take home to the folks, but they're often so eccentric as to be undatable. At least, that's what I heard. I say stick with the lead guitarist who doesn't ever write lyrics, and I mean they don't even sorta want to, and especially they don't ever ever try. I'll just quote the fictional band Big Fun and say this to the lovelorn lass: Don't do it! But seriously, I hope this one works out. I heard Mr. Wowza is single, ladies! (Giggle, twirl.)
And from the Department of Double Fantasy: Brassell is also the lead singer in another band! Yesterday, YK Records released the debut album by his "side-project" (read: vanity dalliance), Slowmotions. You can get it physically, with a fancy sleeve and everything, or just go download the wowza outta that shit over at Bandcamp.