Magic Fridge

Up until four years ago, the Superbowl always coincided with my birthday. So before they moved it back a week, it was less about football and more about opening my presents, getting free drinks, and celebrating in general.

And although the past few Superbowls have been fun (especially the ones at Jen & Ron’s, because Jen & Ron parties always rule), they’ve mainly consisted of people being hypnotized by the TV and trading stats and Madden and who’s coach is better and zzzzzzzzzzz. This year was cool because I got to watch the Superbowl with musicians. So rather than being all about football, we mostly talked about The Clash and Zeppelin and Weezer and the superiority of McCartney’s Superbowl performance to The Stones.

I’ve been trying to finagle my way into the band (which has had various names and various members, but always includes Warren) for the past ten years… I’m kind of the Lucy to their Desi. They don’t seem too interested in employing my talents, but that’s not going to stop me from punctuating every sentence with (cough)harmonica(cough).

So even though I’m not in the band (YET), it was nice to relax and listen to great music and talk about great music and songwriting, as opposed to sitting around watching a bunch of neanderthals scream at the TV for four hours.

Speaking of neanderthals, how hilarious was that FedEx commercial? The Superbowl is a really fun time to work in advertising, because it’s pretty much the only time of the year that everyone else is genuinely excited about it, too.

Best quote: “I mean, my name backwards spells ‘Y-Not’.” – Tony

So yeah… great Superbowl, and it’s only 90% because of the awesome music and my even awesomer friends. It’s also because of the food fight, robots, little weenies galore, the Tony vs. Sarah wrestling smackdown, catching up with a dear old friend (and meeting his girlfriend, who was really nice), and hiding in the pantry, which gave me an excuse to sing Trapped in the Closet without being completely non sequitur.

Kevin – here’s hoping the crawling spider makes his way to Korea.

And to everyone else (at least the people in STL): come see The Takedown at the Hi-Pointe on Friday!! I guarantee you’ll dig it!


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4 responses to “Magic Fridge

  1. Hahaha, I know! We were like, “Damn, he can’t even remember his own lyrics… okay, now he’s just making shit up.”

    Paul is the perfect example of how to age and still rock out gracefully. Beep beep yeah!

  2. Karatechop

    When I watched Paul at the halftime show ast year I was in this total state of glee and it was really magically. When I watched the stones I was like, “Damn that fuckers getting old” and “Is he purposely dropping words from the song to save energy?”

  3. Jen

    Although unrelated to your blog entry, I just wanted to say that you are one of my favorite people in the world!!! And reading your blog at work when my boss is picking on me for no reason makes me feel happy. Yea Steffy.

  4. Aw!! Yay! You are one of my favorite people too!! I’ve missed getting Jen comments, and i miss you in general since I didn’t see you last weekend 😦

    Tell Special E. to eat it… or, just take it easy and try to have a good day anyway. And call me tonight!

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