Saturday, January 16, 2010

NEWSFLASH: Facebook Causes Tear In Space-Time Continuum


OK, here's one for the WTFF file (as in, not just the name of my blog, it's an honest-to-God WTF moment I had today). You'll have to forgive me for being a little coy about this next story I'm about to relate to you; a little discretion might be better. But I digress; this is about how Facebook changes one dude's life in a small but important way. Notably, mine. Let me clarify.

As some of you know, I'm a fan of a whole lot of under-appreciated musicians. I don't deliberately do this; I just have some off-the-beaten-track music tastes, I guess. So I'm something of a superfan of one of these aforementioned under-appreciated musical geniuses. When I first got onto Facebook, I started up a fan group of this musician. I didn't automatically "friend" this guy, as I respect his privacy, and he probably doesn't remember me from Adam. So after a month or two of no discovery of my little one-man fan club to this guy, I get a second member. Now, this group is 19 members strong, including what look to be family members of this musician. Not a whole lot of traffic in said group, but the little bit of comments seem to validate that this guy has some pretty fervent fans other than myself.

Today, I check my email. The musician himself sends me a friend request. Not the other way around; he sends ME a friend request.

Pardon me while I freak.

This guy is responsible (well, mostly responsible) for one of my top-5-favorite-albums-of-all-time, and he's asking ME to be one of his Facebook friends. Now I know it's ultimately just Facebook, and this request plus a coupla bucks will buy me a grande at Starbucks, but the point remains: in this case, the rockstar asked the superfan to be friends. HOW COOL IS THAT??? Our world just keeps getting stranger and stranger. My wife is like, "play it cool". I'm doing my best; I really am.




Cat image snarked without permission (but with gratitude) from thecount.com. Melting record image snarked again without permission but with gratitude from an artist known as Romibello.

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