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Jamie and Rob, Sadly, Not Together

I can’t really say this is a confession since some of you already know, so I shall call it a declaration to all of LJ Land. I love Matchbox Twenty. There, I said it. Rob Thomas in particular makes me very, very happy. Not Jamie Bamber happy, but he’s up near the top of the list. The look, the voice, the moves, the intensity – all of that makes quite the nice package, er, you know what I mean. So I became joyful when I discovered that the band has an album coming out October 2nd, Exile on Mainstream. My excitement turned to disappointment though when I learned the album was a greatest hits package, not that I still wouldn’t buy it. Then disappointment once more turned to excitement when I found it was to be a dual CD – twelve past hits plus six new songs. Woo! And I love the first single, ‘How Far We’ve Come’. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve watched the video…which you can see here!



Their website in case the embedded link isn't working.

And, maybe it’s just me and my need to have my interests collide, but I think this song would make an awesome BSG vid. I’ve already matched up characters and moments with lyrics. Unfortunately, I don’t vid. :(

So, yes, some of you can now go ahead and laugh, shake your head, or role your eyes at me. danceswithwords would probably defriend me accept she needs a drinking buddy someone to watch the SGA premiere with next Friday.

Speaking of SciFi, I caught a promo for Tuesday’s Eureka featuring a sweaty Michael Shanks. ::must remember to DVR later showing::

A very, very, VERY Happy Birthday! to the_royal_anna. Not that there wasn’t a lot to love about her before, but she is now a BSG/Jamie Bamber fan so, yes, I love her even more. :)

In a couple of my DC posts (and more to come!), I mentioned I had done a drawing for Jamie to autograph. A tiny bit of history on this endeavor. I had started another drawing about two weeks before the convention, which, given my glacial pace at projects, was pretty insane. The Sunday before the con, I spent all day on the drawing. On Monday, I decided I hated it. I was rusty and there were some series technical problems with it. I gave up and decided I’d just bring something for him to sign. Then, on Tuesday, I decided to test just how fast I could work. I chose a new photo to work from and opted to downsize the drawing surface. (With the other drawing I was working with two photos, overambitious idiot that I was.) I spent more time then I intended to on the drawing, but once it got to the ‘this doesn’t suck stage’ I had to keep working in it. It still isn’t completely finished. I even told Jamie that. I want to add a bit more detail and punch up the dark areas. I may post an updated version later. One better lit too. But here’s what he signed – with my name taken out. It’s a public post and I’m paranoid about my real name getting out.


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OMG I love Rob Thomas and OMG THE VIDEO DOESN'T WORK.

That's an amazing drawing. ::stares at it forever::
YAY! I'm not alone. =) But the vid doesn't work? I just tested it and it played fine. Um, just got to YouTube and do a search on Matchbox Twenty and it's the first thing that pops up. It's even legal! Atlantic Records posted it.

And thank you. :)
Thank you. :) I haven't drawn anything in ages. I'm hoping this has motivated me to do more.
Wow! You love Rob too! Is it something in the air? Thanx for vid.
I can't see how you can improve upon this picture, it is wonderful!
danceswithwords would probably defriend me accept she needs a drinking buddy someone to watch the SGA premiere with next Friday.

How do you know me so well?!?

I'm so glad you posted your drawing. It's so well done.
Oh, Asta, that drawing is wonderful! Is that simply pencil on paper? Or did you use charcoal? Either way, beautiful, quite aside from the subject.

And, maybe it’s just me and my need to have my interests collide, but I think this song would make an awesome BSG vid. I’ve already matched up characters and moments with lyrics. Unfortunately, I don’t vid. :(

Heh. That^^ is exactly the sort of thing is for. You bid on a vidder, you win the auction, the money goes to help (in this case) rape, abuse, and incest victims, and you get a beautiful BSG vid to your specifications. ;)
I kind of blew Sweet Charity this year. This cold really sidelined me. I was even going to donate something. I hope another charity auction will come up before the end of the year.

The drawing is pencil on acid free mat board. I have trouble working with the texture of most papers. Either they are two textured or too smooth. And thanks. :)
That is just lovely! You are talented. How awesome too that you got it signed - such a personal memento. Maybe do another one and send it to Kerry, bet she would love it! :0)


And I secretly enjoy Rob Thomas too. RT more than MT, though I like them too. But I keep my RT attraction on the down-low, as Mr. Indi turns his nose up at him. Hmph.
Maybe do another one and send it to Kerry, bet she would love it! :0)

It's funny you said that because when I got home and showed my mom the drawing one of the first things she said is that I should do another one and send it to Jamie. It's something to think about.

But I keep my RT attraction on the down-low, as Mr. Indi turns his nose up at him.

Hee. But he's accepting of the JB attraction? ;)
oh my gods, that drawing is perfect! i love the shading and the expression and you just captured him perfectly! you need to draw more! :)
Thanks! It means a lot coming from you. And, yes, I know, I need to draw more. I know I could accomplish quite a bit if I put more effort into. Maybe Jamie has inspired me.;)
Wow. And again, wow! I don't have a discriminating eye, but I really can't see how you can improve it. You're very good, Asta. Really good.
Believe there are little things I can improve on, but the compliments are very much appreciated. :)
I loooove Matchbox Twenty. I was so excited when I found out the new CD had new songs on it. I've been listening to that single for a week now.
Woo! When I heard the song on the radio and then heard "greatest hits" I figured they were just tacking on one new song, so I was thrilled to find out they recorded six. I actually listened/watched their VH1 Box Set at work (more listened to for obvious reasons) and apparently they recorded a lot of material and then whittled it down to six songs. The record company pitched the idea of a greatest hits package, which they were fine with, but they thought they could take the opportunity to close one chapter of their career and create a bridge to the next, hence the mini-album of new material. Rob also explained this was their most collaborative effort. On every other album, he wrote the songs, brought them to the studio, and then they all worked on tweaking them together. The new songs were written together from scratch. It made me happy to hear Rob still consider himself a member of a band, I had wondered if he'd ditch them with his solo success.

I also found out that the don't like the song, 'Mad Season', which, typical, is one of my favorites.

So do you think BSG when you hear the song? Birthday, February, just saying. ;)
I got to this entry through my friendsfriends page, and I had to stop and comment on that drawing. It's GORGEOUS. I'd kill to have that kind of talent. And how neat that Jamie signed it for you!

Also, I adore Rob Thomas. I can still remember the first time I saw "Push" on MTV and fell completely in love with that man's voice.
Well, thank you for the kind words and taking the time to comment.

And, Yay!, to more Rob Thomas fans revealing themselves. :) I've been a fan since 'Push' as well and also fell for the voice. I've grown to appreciate his looks more in recent years. I think he's one of those guys (like Jamie) who gets better looking with age. Also, Rob had some weird hair things going on in the early years of MT.
Here via nyuszi's post. Just had to comment to say this is frakking awesome! You are SO talented!
I'm being pimped?! O_o

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice compliment.

And your icon now has me wondering if he is the final Cylon! ;)
Asta! My extra-special little lamp! I had no idea you were such a brilliant artist! I mean I knew you were wicked smart, but OMG SOOO talented! You drew that? With your own paw??? I'm proud to know you, Amazing Girl.

As Always,

ElectricExperiment
Thanks. :) As I commented to someone else, I just figured I'd be known for my fangirling and porn on LJ. ;)