When I was in high school I was in a fake band for a couple days called “The Pomegranates”. Matt could play guitar and Karyn could sing, so really I was the only fake one. I played the tambourine because that’s what you do when you want to be in a fake band with your friends and have no talent.
I don’t know what happened to Karyn (but I wish I did because she was such a good friend and I’d love to still be friends with her), but here is Matt–now known as M.Ward.[video:youtube:beNNgvWHyZg]
That’s right, one of my best friends from high school is on the T.V. Now, I haven’t seen Matt since 2000 or 2001 when he and his band stayed in my apartment when they were playing in Eugene, but I still think we are friends.
Another friend said she saw him play in San Fransisco and thought he was too famous to approach. He has been on NPR, but next time he plays Livingston, I’ll definitely be rushing the stage.
Here is another video from the latest album (“She and He”) which Zooey Deschanel sings (she plays the crazy ex-girlfriend on Weeds and is pretty darn cute).[video:youtube:A2v-oEjPI2k&feature=related]
As a sidenote, Henry brought me “She and He” without even knowing that I knew Matt. That’s how good he is.