Crazy Thoughts I Have Had Recently Related To How I Might Check "Talk To Evan Dando" Off My Life List

1. Maybe he has a Google alert set up on his name and he'll read my last blog post about him and leave a comment and then I'll leave a comment back and that'll count as talking.  

2. Maybe he has a Google alert set up on his name and he'll read this blog post about him and leave a comment, and I'll leave a comment back and that'll still count as talking. 

3. Maybe I could go to the show in Boulder two days before my birthday with a sign that says "it's my birthday!"

4. Maybe I could go to the show in Boulder two days before my birthday with a sign that says "it's my birthday!" and also wear a low cut top. 

5. Maybe I could go to the show in Boulder two days before my birthday with a sign that says "it's my birthday!" and also wear a low cut top and also carry a fake press pass from Rolling Stone that I made on the laminating machine at Kinko's. Plus a pizza in case he's hungry.

6. Maybe I should just move to Rhode Island and buy a house from his mother, who sells real estate in Rhode Island.

7. Maybe I could write him a fan letter like I did Sara Gilbert that one time, and ask him if I could interview him for my blog, even though my blog has nothing to do with music whatsoever and I have also just basically confessed that I'm the kind of creepy person who'd not only move to Rhode Island to buy a house from his mother who sells real estate in Rhode Island, but who also even knows that his mother is a real estate agent in the first place. (In Rhode Island. Did I mention Rhode Island? I feel like I have not said "Rhode Island" enough in this paragraph. Rhode Island.) 

8. Maybe I should start selling drugs. It would have to be kind of a last resort, though, seeing as I do have that debilitating fear of one day becoming mixed up with a drug kingpin who thinks I owe him money. 

9. Maybe I should start a band. I was once in a band for five minutes—it literally was five minutes; we had one practice, which ended when it was revealed that I did not actually know how to play the bass guitar and it was getting kind of unproductive to teach me on the fly—with my friends Noel and Tom and this guy who had a drum kit in his basement and a statue of the Virgin Mary in his bathroom. We were called Token Chick. I was the token chick. Maybe we should resurrect Token Chick. 

10. Maybe I know somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who knows somebody who's all "well gosh, why didn't you say? Evan Dando is my cousin!"

11. Maybe I could force my brother Luke to learn how to play a Lemonheads cover on his guitar and then upload it to YouTube against his will and then hope Evan Dando comments on it under his fake YouTube name, which I have seen him do with other people's covers of his songs on many an occasion, even though I have, on more than one of those occasions, found myself wanting to correct his punctuation.  

12.  Look, I mean, if I stood in front of his apartment, he'd have to talk to me, right? It could be "go away!" or "I'm calling the police!", that'd be fine. Honestly. I'm not fussy. 

Anna Louisa
Nov 04, 2011

hahaha...this was a PERFECT way to start a Friday. also, "Token Chick" may be one of the best band names I've ever hear.

Nov 04, 2011

I think resurrecting the band is your best bet! Or the pizza/low cut top/bday combo might do the trick too...

Nov 04, 2011

I vote for you coming to Boulder! It's such a fun spot, I lived there for four years and now live in nearby Denver.

Nov 04, 2011

I'm constantly coming up with fake band names, despite the fact that I have negative musical ability (latest one thought up yesterday: And Then There Were Badgers. It was a search term that brought someone to my blog.) But I must say, Token Chick is AWESOME. I vote for that option or Number 5 (same as Nolita up there).

Nov 04, 2011

Love the Token Chick band name! I'd go with that and/or number 5.

Nov 04, 2011

You are hilarious. That is all.

Nov 04, 2011

Oh man... hysterical!

I wish I had a friend who had a cousin who...!

Nov 04, 2011

Wait at stage door?! I have met (and emailed, and been tweeted back) my person (however Tim is awesome to his fans, so it's not like I am a lucky Tim fan, he's like that with all of us). In fact I've met him 5 times. It's awesome. It's the BEST feeling in the world and YOU HAVE TOO FIND A WAY TO DO IT!!!!! Do all of the above. NOW! x

Nov 04, 2011

I have fond memories of our evening indulging in some Evan Dando.

Saucepan Man
Nov 04, 2011

Just find his flight schedule and book on one of the cross country trips. Shouldn't be hard to get put next to him with your travel connections.

If your mother can get to sit next to Roger Daltry on one flight and Jack Bruce on another, don't see why you shouldn't get lucky...

Evan Dando
Nov 04, 2011

Please stop talking about me.

Evan Dando
Nov 04, 2011

You can still show up with your boobs hanging out and a pizza, if you want. I got the munchies baaaaaaaad.

Nothing But Bonfires
Nov 04, 2011

You guys are cracking me up. But Evan Dando would never have an AOL account.

Nov 04, 2011

Booooooooulder. Boobs and pizza. I'm stoked.

PS, that captcha is no joke on a phone.

Nov 05, 2011

Well now I just have to know what Evan Dando's fake YouTube name is. Please.

Nov 06, 2011

I have had Frank Mills stuck in my head since your blog post about the concert. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Lemonheads and Evan Dando. Makes me a bit nostalgic for my high school days. My most cherished memory is of me & my best friend going to see Evan Dando in an acoustic performance at McCabes in LA. It was a small space with folding chairs lined up in rows. I thought my high school self would DIE being that close to him. It's one of the most memorable performances I've ever seen.

Camels & Chocolate
Nov 06, 2011

You should be Evan Dando's PR manager, as I honestly had no clue who he was until your first post this week. (And I'm a child of the 80's, too! Go figure.)

Nov 06, 2011

Holly, I would like to know your thoughts on Evan's cameo appearance at the end of Reality Bites. For some reason I feel like you have have THOUGHTS on it.

Evan Dando
Jan 09, 2012

hey there . I just noticed that there is a person pretending to be me on this site . His comments were offensive-ish and far from anything I would say . If you are really gonna be in Boulder I would love to meet you . I really like your writing . EGD

Evan Dando
Jan 09, 2012

anyway please email me . you seem like a cool person .

Jan 10, 2012

Holy shit, the internet is AMAZING.

May 19, 2016

I might be beitnag a dead horse, but thank you for posting this!

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