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 Post subject: Re: Your Dubious Claim to Not-Quite-Fame
PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:57 pm 
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LisaPunk, I am very impressed that you know people from Throwing Muses!

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Tanya Donelly!!! I loved Belly. I drew a portrait of her for art class one time.

I'm also impressed about Kristin Hersh. 50 Foot Wave!

You are like super famous to me now, LisaPunk.


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yay im famous now!

ill have to post my photo proof later when i get home!

i so famous!

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dont make me bust out my list of indie rock stars im "friends" (cough cough read as friendly acquaintances) with!!!

do it!


Ok these are my not very famous acquaintances! (I mean best friends!!!)

Ill give a dollah to anyone who knows who they are ;-)


i know who all of these people are! everyone i know would be impressed by these. are they not massively iconic outside of the greater boston/new england area? if not, it's a crying shame.

ooooh, this reminds me that i once got to x-ray juliana hatfield's yellow lab when i was working at angell. her name was betty, and she was enormous and awesome and i totally wanted to run away with her, but i didn't, because juliana. and because i can't think of juliana without thinking of evan dando, once at one of his shows evan stopped playing and started a conversation with me because i got all excited when he started playing a frogs song, and no one else recognized it. that was when he told me he and his wife had separated, and i got really sad and really hopeful all at once, but i think i managed to maintain a neutral-enough facial expression.

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 Post subject: Re: Your Dubious Claim to Not-Quite-Fame
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My dad's old band opened for 10,000 maniacs.

My former drum teacher was in The Decemberists at the time she taught me, and has done a bunch of other important music things.

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To round out the weird “I know a lot of rock star’s web site managers” category I am also friendly with Juliana Hatfield’s website person. This is starting to sound strange as I type it like I stalk people through their website creators but it’s more a lot of people who like the same music seem to “hang out” in the same circles. I met Juliana once and she pretty much ran away from me. hahaha.

I love Juliana Hatfield! Jealous :)

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Ok these are my not very famous acquaintances! (I mean best friends!!!)

Ill give a dollah to anyone who knows who they are ;-)


i know who all of these people are! everyone i know would be impressed by these. are they not massively iconic outside of the greater boston/new england area? if not, it's a crying shame.

ooooh, this reminds me that i once got to x-ray juliana hatfield's yellow lab when i was working at angell. her name was betty, and she was enormous and awesome and i totally wanted to run away with her, but i didn't, because juliana. and because i can't think of juliana without thinking of evan dando, once at one of his shows evan stopped playing and started a conversation with me because i got all excited when he started playing a frogs song, and no one else recognized it. that was when he told me he and his wife had separated, and i got really sad and really hopeful all at once, but i think i managed to maintain a neutral-enough facial expression.



Betty! <3 i think sadly Betty passed a few years ago. Juliana seems to be heavily involved in the Save a Sato thing. she did a kickstarter type album a couple years ago and donated a percentage to that and ive seen her post pics on twitter and fb of pups she has rescued.

i never met Betty herself but i do remember seeing pics of her and how much Juliana adored her. her brother Jason had an album called "Songs for Betty" or something.

i think Juliana is borderline vegan but im not 100% sure.

as far as how massively iconic these people are outside of Boston i honestly dont know. i know Throwing Muses has a huge following in the UK and also New Zealand and obviously fans scattered throughout the country here but since i am in New England im not sure how much people know of them outside Boston. i think it depends on the type of music you listen to. if you listen to top 40 you have no clue who they are. if you like indie bands or college rock or whatever you've probably at least heard of them!

all of the ones ive actually met (Im not counting Juliana cause it was weird) are like insanely nice people.

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I once held the affection of one of the dudes from Death from Above 1979 before he was in that band. I sent him a message a few years ago at the height of their fame to say congratulations and he suggested a booty call.

Oh my god! I'm 99.9% sure Fred would have encouraged me to take him up on that if you were me.

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My dad's old band opened for 10,000 maniacs.


What was your dad's old band?

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I guess my biggest claim to fame is that I went to college with both Seamus Dever from Castle and Janet Varney, who has been in a ton of stuff (but who I know best as Judy's mom in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer because my son is obsessed with that movie) and who was also one of the co-founders of this big comedy festival in San Francisco and has a podcast on Nerdist called The JV Club. I wasn't friends with either of them, but Seamus and I were both in a production of Romeo and Juliet and once did a scene from Ordinary People together for one of our acting classes. Janet was the girl that I really wanted to hate because she was beautiful and funny and super talented and got the lead in every show and all of the boys were in love with her, but I couldn't because she was just so damn NICE, too.

Also, in my eight years working at Starbucks, I served coffee to Lisa Ling, Art Alexakis, Anthony Rapp, most of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Molly Ringwald, Thomas Lauderdale from Pink Martini, Bill Moyers and some of the members of Def Leppard (whom I came THIS CLOSE to asking if they wanted me to pour some sugar in their coffee...)


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ooh, that's really cool. I love Castle and I love the JV Club! Janet Varney is also the voice of Korra from Legend of Korra on Nickelodeon. Janet Varney is super gorgeous and also seems really really down to earth and cool.

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My mother once curtsied before the Queen Mother and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York once looked at me!

Oh! The Queen Mother totally (according to my mum) was all over me once when I was a baby. I still don't really believe that one, but my mum did kind of stalk Buckingham Palace when we lived in England.


WHY ARE YOU IGNORING MY COMMENTS ABOUT MEETING ACTUAL ROYALTY AS AN ACTUAL ADULT?

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My mother once curtsied before the Queen Mother and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York once looked at me!

Oh! The Queen Mother totally (according to my mum) was all over me once when I was a baby. I still don't really believe that one, but my mum did kind of stalk Buckingham Palace when we lived in England.

HAHA. the Queen visited my mum's workplace one time. She chose to purposely skip that shiitake and went to give blood instead.

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Oh! I spent time in a bathroom with Amanda Palmer and Regina Spektor that time I've told y'all about already. It's beaten hands down by MBM's Carrie Brownstein moment tho...

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My mother once curtsied before the Queen Mother and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York once looked at me!

Oh! The Queen Mother totally (according to my mum) was all over me once when I was a baby. I still don't really believe that one, but my mum did kind of stalk Buckingham Palace when we lived in England.


WHY ARE YOU IGNORING MY COMMENTS ABOUT MEETING ACTUAL ROYALTY AS AN ACTUAL ADULT?

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My husband used to work on Chantal Kreviazuk's (sp?) car. He said it stank because she always drove around barefoot.

Oh! Pat Mastriani is one of his regular customers! This is only exciting to people who watched the original Degrassi, but Pat Mastriani is JOEY JEREMIAH. Yeah. A few years ago I knew Mr Moon worked on Pat/Joey's car but I had never met him. I was sitting in the front office where I couldn't see the entry way but heard someone come in and start talking to Mr Moon's boss. Then he got around the corner, looked at me, said hey, and continued his conversation. I was frozen in place for a moment and then I squealed and said "I love you! I might vomit."

That's all I've got to say about that.


I am so jealous. I love Degrassi, in all the various incarnations.

My only claim to fame is that I went to college with Gene Roddenberry's son (though I think he actually graduated, I didn't). So I was practically on Star Trek.


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