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Monday, March 12, 2007

Tangziners Unite!

|current sounds| Rosie Thomas- These Friends of Mine

A momentous meeting occured over the weekend. I have known Matt Ralph for approximately 7 or 8 years, probably 10 years by name, and we met for the first time in person late Friday night. I joined Tangzine sometime in late high school as a contributing music reviewer and he was its editor-in-chief. A year or so later, I was made music editor and for a large part of my time at Tangzine, we were the only two running the show: writing reviews, collecting folks for features, editing each other's material and hand-encoding HTML (which took hours). I took a sabbatical away from criticism to focus on school and WUOG in 2003 (2004?) while Matt still posted an article or CD review once in a blue moon. We still kept in touch over e-mail and instant messenger and had many failed attempts to hang out. So thank his brother and 8th graders for their D.C. field trip for Matt to come visit from New Jersey.

And I don't have a lovely picture to accompany it, but my old roommate Christa was in town two weekends ago for an Amnesty International shindig. We dined at Etete, an unbelievably good Ethiopian restaurant off U Street. She told me recently unearthed family secrets. Juicy stuff! The kind of material worthy of a short story or, hell, a trashy romance novel. I expect to see My Great-Aunt, the Homewrecker at Wal-Mart soon.

(I just realized how disgustingly appropo my "current sounds" are right now. *Sigh*)


At 7:36 PM, Blogger christa t said...

something like from home ec to homewreck sounds even better, since she was a home ec

At 8:17 PM, Blogger Lars said...

yes! it must happen!


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