My old band Mediocre At Best played their last show over 2 years ago, just before realizing that we had played just one show too many. Nevertheless, we had a great time and made a lot of temporary friends along the way. For me, the best part of the whole experience was talking to people who really appreciated or at least feigned interest into what we were doing.
Which is why I found this letter so charming. This is an e-mail sent to Celia about 2 weeks ago. Bear in mind again that we haven’t done anything with this band in years.
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 11:34:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: aditya renggadita
Subject: Mail from indonesia
I havent hear any song from your releases,cos i
couldnt find it in Indonesia due to economic condition
of Indonesia. That why i wrote this mail to
you….wondering…dyou guy have any cd sampler?or
whatever like free cd or anything? maybe i could make
a small promo about your band.
i couldnt always browsing your site cause i dont have
any internet acess. i use internet on cyber cafe so i
must pay it over and over again.
why dont you guy come and play in Indonesia?its a
jl. setia no.124/e sukarasa
The 4 of us are currently scrounging around, looking for things to send her, free of course. With this bit of good news, and my wedding on Saturday, I’m having a much better week than I deserve. Here’s to hoping that yours is the same.
The next time I talk to you, I’ll be a married man.