Thursday, March 21, 2013

i gave dave elkins my business card

Who is Dave Elkins?
The lead singer of Mae. Currently the creator, producer, captain, bounty hunter, etc. for Schematic.


What is Mae?
Only the favorite band of my senior year of high school. Rocked out to their concert in 2005 at the Marquee Theatre in Tempe. Blasted their album Destination: Beautiful all the day long in my little teenage car.

So what happened?
I met Dave. He was exceptionally nice. He said, "What do you do?" I said, "I'm a writer." Then he said, "Do you have any interest in writing about music?" And he said something about critiquing music and new bands. And then trumpets sounded and halos of light descended, and my eyes lit up and I said, "I do that all the time on my blog." And that is the story of how I gave Dave Elkins my business card and he said he'd email me about some freelancing. Except minus the parts about angels and halos of light, but I would argue that's still up for debate.

Needless to say, it was the coolest. Now excuse me while I take a trip down memory lane on a little Spotify date with Destination: Beautiful and probably The Everglow. Thank you and goodnight.


p.s. Dave informed me that Mae is going on tour this fall to celebrate the anniversary of Destination: Beautiful, and one of the tour stops includes Arizona. I slept soundly and peacefully last night, my friends.

20 comments:

karajean said...

That is seriously amazing! So cool.

P.S. I think I was at the same concert in '05?

Lisa said...

Wow thats pretty awesome!

katilda said...

Shoot, I hope so! I love making that connection with people! My coworker and I were both at Yellowcard in 04, and I recently read a blog from a girl who was also at the YC concert and talked about being afraid of the crowdsurfers (she was in a neckbrace so I don't blame her) and I was like "oops I was one of them." haha

katilda said...

Agreed!

Meg said...

That's so so great! I'm excited for you! :-) Xo

jacquiegirl said...

Ha. Yep, that was me... Girl in the neckbrace.

PS - This is seriously cool!

Emma Ashby said...

That is awesome!! Also, I'm pretty sure I was at the Yellowcard concert in 2004 too! Baha! Crazy stuff! {Oh, that was in reference to the comments above.}

Jenna said...

I. LOVE. MAE. I was, like one of 4 people in my whole senior class who even knew they existed, but I've since converted my little sisters and husband. I used to listen to Destination: Beautiful while I did homework/IM'ed people. Dave's got a gorgeous voice.

Kerry said...

Girllllll you better get to writing for them! What a great and random occurrence!! Isn't life just awesome sometimes? Now I want to listen to Mae... :) :)

Myke Lewis said...

This reminds me when I gave Rivers Cuomo my band's CD in 2001. Although my meeting him was far less intimate. It was during a large autograph signing session.

Michael Hunter said...

Dave Elkins is one of the few mancrushes I will admit to. Such a good sound.

Lydia said...

What?! That is most excellent! I love Mae and introduced my husband to them. Now we are a Mae loving family. Thanks for the heads up on their tour. We may/mae (ha!) need to plan to attend that concert.

katilda said...

Thanks girl!

katilda said...

I'm starting to feel like who WASN'T at that yellowcard concert?! haha

katilda said...

Love love love that you love Mae. I've renewed my feelings for that CD since meeting Dave last week!

katilda said...

Ahhh isn't it exciting! I know you definitely get the whole "lucky break" thing...being in the right place at the right time...the way one convo or chance meeting can hinge a whole turning point in your career. So much possibility!

katilda said...

You know what? I bet he listens to your album. I just like to think he does.

katilda said...

Aaaand who are your other mancrushes? Dave Matthews?

katilda said...

bahaha love the "Mae" pun!

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