My brother Scott has got himself, Angela, and me tickets to see Matchbox 20 in Glasgow in September. Scott’s been a big Matchbox 20 fan for years. When he and Ange were in the US last month, they went to see them in Phoenix. They both thought they were great, and they’re looking forward to seeing them again in just a few weeks’ time. So am I!
Scott has lent me their three CDs, Yourself of Someone Like You, Mad Season, and More Than You Think You Are. There’s some fantastic stuff on there, especially on More than You Think You Are, their latest one. “Unwell”, a hauntingly beautiful song, has become the anthem for my working day:
All day staring at the ceiling
Making friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep
Because tomorrow might be good for something
Feeling like I’m headed for a breakdown
And I don’t know why
But I’m not crazy, I’m just a little unwell
I know right now you can’t tell
But stay awhile and maybe then you’ll see
A different side of me
I’m not crazy, I’m just a little impaired
I know right now you don’t care
But soon enough you’re gonna think of me
And how I used to be…me
And I only work 4 days a week part-time. Sometimes I don’t know how my full-time colleagues cope.
Anyway–I’m looking forward to the gig!