i admit it. i was, hands down, completely, childishly obsessed with Mike Herrera and MxPx in high school.
but i thought i had gotten over that.
and not just because i had gotten older and started feeling lamer about liking pop-punk bands like MxPx. the real downfall was when they all got married. yuri’s marriage wasn’t so disconcerting but once tom got hitched, we all knew mike would be a close third. and after that, after the everpassing moment, their songs just went down hill. without a broken heart, mike’s lyrics lost their gusto. it all seemed a bit too formulaic and cheesy.
but things changed yesterday when i came across mike herrera’s new solo, country myspace page. i mean, hello, is that not the most amazing thing you’ve ever heard?
for me, it is. i’m always looking for sense in my musical tastes (really in my tastes in general), which in our pop culture defined, identity-politicing society, always seemed so dichotomous.
the thing is – i love country. kasey chambers. johnny cash. hank williams. dixie chicks. it just does it for me. and i think it’s awesome that mike is putting out a country record. and even more insanely awesome that he lists kasy chambers and neko case as influences.
the other upside of this was that i found mike’s wife’s myspace page. (it wasn’t that hard considering she was his number 1 friend … and, i’m pretty sure the song “sunny in dallas” is about her.) i also found out the kat von d is not longer married to oliver pecker … since mike and his wife holli are friends with him and, not only is kat no longer his number 1 friend, but his relationship status is now single.
i am simultaneously in love and creeped out by myspace (and facebook and all the rest for that matter). i mean, do these bands know how easy it is find shit out about them? i once came upon brett and jay (from bad religion’s) pages in which they exchange a series of comments that include each others email addresses. which, for a harmless stalker fan like me, is a freakin’ gold mine … but not everyone is as harmless as me …
so if you ever need an interent stalking done you now know where to turn. 🙂