Sooo, let’s talk about how sad I am that I can’t enter the giveaway for the signed W&W poster? I hope y’all have entered it, and also…HAPPY BIRTHDAY DBN!! Even though I’m not eligible, I figure I’ll regale you with my favorite Ben moment. In the spirit of sharing and all. I’m a giver, what can I say?
Well, let’s see. I’ve told y’all about the phone call and really, that was probably just a great life moment in general, let’s be honest. I told you about how endearing (read: nerdy) Ben is with his love of Reign of Fire…man. It’s hard to pick just one. But, I must. So here it is.
I sort of already told this story, but I’m old and I repeat myself a lot. The whiskey ain’t so good for the memory, ya know?
My favorite Ben Nichols moment is the first time I spoke to Ben. I was so terrified. I mean, this man knew all my secrets and heartbreak. He wrote songs about them. And here he is just chatting me up like a normal fucking dude. And that’s when it hit me. My favorite thing about Ben Nichols is he is just a normal fucking dude. He’s a guy who works his ass off doing what he loves. You gotta respect that, man. That night meant so much to me that he took the time to talk to me, more that just a hi, how are you, nice to meet you sort of thing. And then when I got that high five? THAT. THAT exact second was my favorite moment. Thanks for that, dude.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I bought That Much Further West on vinyl at the show a few weeks ago, and it’s calling my name. So is my laundry. My life is so glamorous.