…but I have a friend who really wanted his autograph and that was the only thing I was intent on accomplishing. They’d told us there would only be a few minutes so I channeled by inner asshole and went for it. And got the autograph.
Then I literally said “Now down to business” and got his autograph for my friend.
“Now down to business” Good line.
Hey, you were on a mission for a friend! You get things done.
Sorry Glacenoire, I neglected to gauge his height in comparison to me (though I did have to reach up so he’s taller than 5’2”)
He’s taller than I am, but I have to factor in my predilection for towering heels. OK, note to self, lose the heels.
and I also did not notice how he smelled.
I do not recall asking this, but I wouldn’t put it past me. In my imagination it is a combination of Brylcreem, shirt starch, and green fields.
Rob got them to sign the inner sleeve from my original copy of KMH so I got an autograph too.
OK, the most important thing I’ve learned is to take someone else with you to be the cognizant person. Preferably someone who is not a Sparks fan, to act as a sort of designated driver.
This way, when you can’t look Ron Mael in the face because it is like looking into the sun*, there is someone there to keep the ball rolling down the practical pathway of autographs and photos.
* this is not my own line.
Sparks - Heaven and Earth (by dcee73)
I want to travel in space listening to Sparks
I too want to travel in space listening to Sparks!
And I didn’t even do anything.
I can only imagine how Ron and Russell Mael and all the fans who actually went to the shows must feel!
Someone reblogged my year-old post and reminded me of the idea…I still want to see and hear this!
I was getting worried that smutty innuendo and partial nudity were reserved for the European market.
Blake, you transcend mere matter, and indeed even time and space.
That has already been proven with statistical analysis.
You are also the reason I joined Tumblr. You blogged both Sparks and Norma Shearer, and that was it for me!
I had just had to participate.
I had found my people.