First, I want to thank anyone who has downloaded my bands new song. We are really excited about how fast people have been snatching it up. If you havent, you can grab it HERE.
Technology and how its molded the way people interact is definitely the theme today and OF COURSE while doing this phonecall project, my iPhone decided to stop working fully, and only allow me to make calls on speaker phone. UGHHH.
1. Kristin Field
The Last Time We Spoke: Just a few days ago to finalize the lineup of a show she is booking for Those Mockingbirds in June… which is our return to the Meatlocker! Cant wait.
When I Called Today: Kristin answered the phone sounding… less than happy we will say. So i asked, “Are you at the IMAs? cos your sad voice gives me the impression you are” she laughed and said no. Just about everyone asks me why Im doing the blog, or what got me started doing it, and Kristin was no different. I explained that ultimately I’ve always been the kind of person who tries to stay in touch with people, and not let “time build up” between myself and my friends, and that this blog was really just the next step in that mindset. Kristin admitted to being the kind of person who lets the time build up far too often, and mentioned that she got a voicemail a few days ago from someone she went to college with who she misses, but hasn’t called back yet because she cant find the time. I told her to just call, even if just for a minute, to let the person know you want to talk to them, because it goes a much longer way than she would expect. I hope she takes my advice.
2. Allie DeCesare
The Last Time We Spoke: Saturday nite we ran into each other at a party, but we hadn’t spoken much in the last 3 years or so.
When I Called Today: Allie called me back on a break from work, after I left her a voicemail about two weeks ago. We talked for a little bit about something I said in yesterdays entry, about people “hiding behind the veil of technology”. Allie told me that she made her senior thesis about how texting and similar things are deteriorating the English language. We talked for quite awhile about this topic and then Allie mentioned that she currently doesn’t have a computer or a smartphone, and feels like she is “living in 1984”. While I of course understood what she meant, this led me to point out the obvious, and ironic double meaning… of the legendary book 1984. I told Allie that i exist very firmly in THAT 1984, and that it is awful. We then switched to reminiscing about some of the crazier times we’ve had in the past, and she jogged my memory about a few things I had enjoyed forgetting about. Allie and I wrapped up the call by agreeing to stay in much better touch.
The Verdict: Psyched… I missed Allie and I look forward to spending time together again soon.