Friday, September 25, 2009

Hoffman & Hoffman, back in biz and on the job at a Sunny Day Real Estate show. Makes me feel downright nostalgic, you know? Ah, for the days of zines and roses. And malt liquor. I never "got" SDRE, I guess, though I did hear a few songs on mixtapes during college and my set were big fans. (Don't ask me to hum 'em. You will be horribly let down.) All I really knew about 'em was that the frontman freaked out and became a Christian fanatic at one point and broke up the band, and that a couple members played with The Foo Fighters at one point or another. Oh, and they helped invent emo, which is a pretty big deal, I'm told.

Only got two SDRE-related memories:

- Dropping by one of Thom's first post-college pads with Matty Kory, and Matty having the How It Feels To Be Something On CD, which had just come out, and thinking that the artwork for that album was without doubt the most fucked up, nightmarish thing I'd ever encountered to that point. Seriously, drop acid and just stare at that thing for a while. Better yet, don't.

- Going to an SDRE show in, I guess, 2000 with Matty and someone we'll call The Cop-Out Kid from now on. Thing is, I recall, like, nothing about that show except that we attended it outside of Philly and that I ran into some dude who had been marching in a street protest I was covering for the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader a few weeks earlier. I'd interviewed him. I don't remember what he told me, but it was quotable, so I quoted him. Anyway, we said hi and exchanged some pleasantries, then we all went in to watch the show I can't remember.


mattymatty said...

You know what's weird, Ray, I don't remember much of that SDRE show either. It was in south Jersey somewhere and I'll be damned if I even recall where. I'm pretty sure it was a good show, though, again, I, like you, don't remember anything about it.

In a related story, I'm going to see them for the first time since that night in a few days.

Raymond Cummings said...

Dude, we're SO OLD.

mattymatty said...

Sadly, yes. We're o-l-d-e old.