So I have two jobs, one of them is at a Helicopter Company, which can be quite exciting, but I work behind a computer all day. The other job is at a coffee shop where I get to see people! I love people, I love talking to people and meeting new and wonderful people. I even love meeting new terrible people, just for something to talk about later! I often think in the accent of King Julian from Madagascar, “I LOVE the people!”
I lived in England for two years, one of those years I worked as a resource worker on the streets helping adults with substance abuse and housing issues. Those were some of the most entertaining, sincere, and passionate people. I saw one man in particular most often. He was a 60 something Scotsman named, unsurprisingly, Jock. Jock had a piece of wisdom he would say time and time again; “Music is the soul of life”. I would nod and say I liked music too, but I didn’t get it and I knew it. I still turning it over in my head, almost daily, and it’s been almost 7 years since I’ve seen Jock.
At my job being a super awesome barista one of my regulars that comes into the coffee shop is a young guy who’s absolutely passionate about music. I have never heard such a beautiful description of Megadeath in my life. Matt’s a guitar player. I’ve only been working at the shop since last September, but I had heard this guy for about two years without even knowing it. Matt plays his guitar down at the beach, right in front of my house. I remember a hundred times having a smoke on my porch and watching my cat run across the road to go visit the faceless guitar guy who provided the soundtrack for my life.
|An actual and beautiful sunset; when the sun does come out here, it makes a grand appearance.|
Matt has a youtube channel here If I had a CD of his I’d do a giveaway, he’s amazing. I talk to this guy about once a week and I had never really paid attention to his music. Then one night after a bottle of wine, by myself at home, I was surfing facebook. I stumbled onto some of Matt’s video’s and I’ve been hooked ever since. I couldn’t really put my finger on why I dream about it, because I do, it haunts me; and I came to a realization yesterday. His music makes me be still. I have to take a moment when I listen to it, and not just because I have to wait for the video to load 🙂 it makes me pay attention. Take five and check out this song.
Matt won’t be coming to see me and get a large medium anymore as he’s moving to the mainland to break into the current new wave of Canadian artists. I say ‘break into’ when it’s pretty obvious he’s already riding high on top of that new wave. He’s good, he’s really good, and for the first time I understand what Jock was saying. This music is alive, it is the soul of life. Check this guy out.