Julie Loyd

Saw Julie Loyd at a house concert tonight. Unlike a house party, a house concert is one where there is an artist who plays for a small group of people. Very intimate and probably the best way to hear someone play. Just imagine having someone sitting in your living room playing guitar and singing. No microphones, no amplifiers, just raw, uninterrupted sound.

I bought a CD from Julie. The Waiting Room. It is signed, “For Kelly, My high school kindered spirit! -Julie Loyd.” There is a song–Insomnia Song–where she sings, “I am counting the first boy who kissed me on a stage in front of both of our families–Those high school plays where the playwright would tell you exactly what to do and exactly what to say.” I had never thought I’d find someone who shared the same first kiss experience that I did. Just imagine. I was a nerdy freshman, he was a popular senior. In an English classroom after school. He leans over and kisses me for what feels like an eternity, but is barely a second. The Director says, “I didn’t like it. It didn’t look realistic enough. Try it again.” And you all wonder why I’m so strange. Julie said that the boy she kissed wouldn’t even practice it, and so the first time they did was on the stage in front of everyone.

I had a great time sitting and chatting with Julie after the show. She is quite amazing. We talked about what it is like to live with your sister for a while. She enjoyed it as much as I did. Her father used to be a minister, but realized he’d never really believed in it and went into the tech industry. Her music is very personal and is far beyond her twenty-four years.

Hans Eberbach went from being my first kiss to producing a self-titled album, Sweetvine–one of the best albums that I own. If you don’t have a copy, I highly suggest buying one. Hans, if you are out there somewhere, thanks for doing your best to make an awkward, teenage situation bearable!

I think the more ironic thing is that my brother had to kiss Hans’s sister in a play years before that. =)

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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Calandria on October 26, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Oh, how funny. The memories. That Hans Eberbach!

    Didn’t Kevin and I kiss in a play when I was in 8th and he was in 7th? You know, Sally and the Villian? I think I was Sally and Kev was the villian.

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  2. Posted by hans on July 9, 2007 at 4:59 pm

    Hey!I don’t know if you’ll get this, but this is Hans Eberbach. I was looking for pics off the net for my website I’m building (www.hansrocks.com). The site is in its infancy, but I ran across this in the process. hit me up at hans@lookingstar.com if you ever get this.cheers!

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