I was going to write about my upset regarding Roisin Murphy’s performing accident
(the glam one — pictured above having her cup of morning coffee — got a bit carried away while banging her head about and smashed it into a chair which had been serving as some sort of prop on her stage — and broke the bone above her eye socket! …It’s all on YouTube — it really hurts to even watch it! …I’m just glad she didn’t lose her eye!) …and she was sounding great! Some people would like to give the world a Coke, but I’d just like to give Ms. Murphy a hug! What she will not do for disco!

Anyway, Cool Old Cheeser tag’d me. I’m supposed to list seven interesting things about myself that you would not know, then link/tag seven other bloggers. I seem to have lost the ability to link in a post and don’t want to tag anyone but please share seven things if you’d like!

7 “Interesting” Useless And A Few Idiotic Things About Me

1. When I was about 16 I met Harry Dean Stanton and film director Wim Wenders on the set of PARIS TEXAS in this little town in Texas. Nordiem? …or maybe it was in Houston. They were filming at this club/bar place. Not sure. Anyway, my father had sold a crew member a gun and arranged to get us on to the set.
Sadly, I was unimpressed and had only been interested in meeting Nastassja Kinski. She was not there. At this time, I did not know who Wim Wenders was and only knew that Stanton had been in THE ROSE. Color me an idiot.

2. I used to have a very high-paying job for an international firm with plenty of disposable income. I felt lonely one night and ordered a $3K+ robotic dog from Japan. It looked cool for about ten minutes, but would sometimes blurp, eyes turning bright red and stand up and lay back down.
This freaked me out and I gave it to my ex. I think I was supposed to have “trained” it. Color me a new shade of idiot.

3. I have all 65 compact discs of Barbra Streisand albums that have been put to CD! Yes, this includes the rare soundtrack to NUTS! (I own it!)
…I sure wish that they would put the soundtracks to THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT and EYES OF LAURA MARS to CD!?!?
Obsessive much?!?!?

4. One fuzzy, drunken/stone’d night in the summer of 1984 me and the head counter girl at the Dairy Queen drove my 1967 Buick Special Delux into a six foot deep ditch. This happened at about 2am on a Sunday morning and she spilled Jack Daniels all over the front seat and the entire car was filled with branches. Perhaps most interestingly, she convinced me to stumble with her to her family’s home (about a mile away) and her father used his tow truck to pull my car out of the ditch. He wasn’t mad at me (or her) for having been behind the wheel of a car under the influence — but he was pissed off that we woke him up.
As I drove off he told me I was a good kid but needed a hair cut. Ever after my car was off-alignment and tilted to the left. When my father asked me why I shrug’d and said, “I dunno. Leave me alone!” …This tactic worked. My mother never noticed. Still — color me a shade of idiot teenager”

5. I worry I look like Don Knotts.
Seriously. It worries me.

6. Several years ago, I dated a professional male escort for close to 2 months. He worked out daily and his neck was the same width as his head. Most of his clients just wanted to “talk” — or, so he told me. He was smart and stupid all at once.

7. When I was 24 and barely had enough money to eat a meal a day I turned down $500 from a very well known film critic who wanted to video tape me in his hotel suite at the Four Seasons — doing something rather “private”
…I declined. I walked home in the snow starving. It was so cold and I was so very hungry. Color me a fourth shade of “idiot”

…It would be interesting to see what Dessie, Pakipoptart, Walter and Hot Lunch would come up with in a list of 7 things. …but no tag. I’m just sayin’…


October 29, 2007. Uncategorized.


  1. ing replied:

    You don’t look anything like Don Knotts. No resemblance whatsoever. From certain angles, when you’re not smiling, you look a teensy bit like John Lennon, if John Lennon had very short hair. But that’s a stretch.

    Roisin Murphy shattered her own skull? Ew!

  2. pakipoptart replied:

    Very nice job. Some very interesting things here. To being on the set of Paris, Texas, to the robot dog and finally the four seasons story was kinda sad. Especially since you went home cold and hungry. Anyway, I will try a stab at it and post the results soon.

  3. matty03 replied:

    Ing! Oh, thank you! I don’t think I look like John Lennon, but I like the idea of looking like him! I still worry I look like Mr. Knotts, tho.

    …I don’t know if it is her skull, but the news said it was her “superciliary bone” — which I think makes up the eye socket. The clip really hurts to watch. I shudder’d. The poor thing just ran off the stage — I think I would have fallen down and not gotten up. I do that now and I’ve not thrashed my forehead into a chair! I think she was performing in Moscow. I wonder if that ends the tour. I’d most definitely remove the chair from the stage.

  4. matty03 replied:

    Pakipoptart! Thanks! I don’t know, tho. To me, the saddest thing is that I had a chance to chat with one of the greatest film directors of all time and I essentially rolled my eyes because I gave up my whole day and didn’t get to meet the cool girl from CAT PEOPLE. Ugh! But, yeah, tho, it all might have turned out more sad had I taken the offer from the big critic. …or I coulda been a STAR! lol! sigh.

    Can’t wait to read your post! I think you’ve lived a very exciting life. I don’t think you have much fear in life — or, if you do, you simply face it down. That always makes for interesting experiences!!!

  5. Old Cheeser replied:

    Well done Matty! A pretty diverse range of facts there – all to the good!

    I too would have been disappointed at not meeting Natassja K – I guess film directors might be “big names” but actors have more allure. And Ms K is probably better looking! I liked her in another movie “One from the heart” – have you seen that one?

    The robot dog is strange, but then again I’ve got a toy K9 from Dr Who, so who am I to talk? K9 is cuter though!

    It doesn’t surprise me in the least that you own 65 Babs albums. Actually, megastar though she is, I AM surprised that she’s released so many! And she looks somewhat slutty on the cover of that album! For shame!

    Driving the car whilst under the influence, tsk tsk!

    There is something about that guy’s facial expression (Don Knotts – never heard of him) that reminds me of you – the wide eyes and open mouth. But thankfully you are a much nicer-looking fella.

    So was the escort HOT? (never mind the brain)

    And that’s very revealing that you almost made a rude movie! Who knows Matty, you could have been the next Jeff Stryker….good for you for holding on to your morals though.

    Funny that you’ve tagged Pakipoptart, as I’ve done the same!

    Good list of facts!!

    OC xxx

  6. johnmichael replied:

    Aren’t you a somewhat relieved that you didn’t let anyone film you doing something private?

  7. matty03 replied:

    Cool Old Cheeser! Yeah, I guess I understand why I was more interested in Ms. K, but now I just kick myself! Of course, I didn’t know who Wenders was at that time in my life. The robot dog was a silly waste of money and quite creepy! It would just spring up from time to time! LOL! Yep, that could have been me! Jeff Stryker II — (don’t think so!) Regarding your question — yes, I guess he was good looking in that way that the media makes us think men should look, but he was a sad guy. I wonder what happened to him.

  8. matty03 replied:

    johnmichael! LOL! It was so very long ago — and it would have paid my rent and bought me at least 3 good meals. But, yeah, it was a smart move on my part at the time I suppose. …I suppose! lol!

  9. André McFarlane replied:

    You could have been a porn star, hen!

  10. matty03 replied:

    Andre – I don’t think it would have panned out like that. More like some sad tape in some sad NY writer/critic’s “personal” collection of boys. He felt bad — he later sent me a box of all the books he had written. He did have some interesting stories about Joan Crawford.

    …but I laugh whenever I see his name.

    I wrote it into a story. Not sure what I did with it, tho.

  11. pakipoptart replied:

    Thanks for the compliment Matty. I do have my own fears and insecurities, but I don’t fear things that most other people do. I think i’m more crazy than brave. ( :

    Hope you are well!

  12. Dessie replied:

    7 things? I don’t have 1 thing lol. But I did have a totally weird dream about you and Ing visiting London the other night….. completely bizarre.

  13. The Sagittarian replied:

    You know that reminds me of a party I went to yonks ago, back when Adam was a cowboy, and one of the posters on the wall was of NK with a snake wrapped around her. Personally I have only ever been comfortable with snakes as bags, shoes or belts.

  14. André McFarlane replied:

    Joan Crawford insider knowledge – even better than a career in porn.

  15. matty03 replied:

    pakipoptart! …you don’t strike me as crazy. you do, however, strike me as brave. Look at all you bit off this year!

    dessie! you must have at least 50 cool/interesting things to list about yourself! I think Ing and I are both quite curious about this dream!

  16. matty03 replied:

    The Sagittarian! I do believe I know who you are! …did this party involve cheese and a detailed art piece involving bullets and Liz Taylor?!?!! Hmmmmmm….

    That was an awesome picture of Ms. N!

    I am both repulsed and attracted to snakes all at once.

    Andre – True. Quite true. One of the things he told me that I found amusing is that she liked to have the trees closest to her home wax’d — like her floors. She was never mad at you. …just at the imperfect bark. Oh, and loads of Bette Davis hatred.

  17. pakipoptart replied:

    Hey I heard about the earthquake and thought about you. Hope you are well.

  18. matty03 replied:

    pakipoptart! awwww, thanks! it was little and only lasted a few seconds. it is a bit disorienting to be on the toilet when one strikes, tho.

  19. Dessie replied:


  20. matty03 replied:

    Dessie — Oh, dear! No! I NEVER meant to imply that I was actually “using” the toilet! …I don’t do that! I was just sitting there. pants on. lid closed. just sitting pretty on our pristine toilet when the earthquake hit.

  21. The saggitarian replied:

    Matty, that might have been the same aprty…providing you were in Wellington NZ. Were you the one in purple lycra dancing away to the Jane Fonda exercise tape??

  22. hot lunch replied:

    so don’t look like Don Knotts!! thanks for the pseudo-tag, i can’t wait to do this!!

  23. matty03 replied:

    The Saggitarian – No, I would NEVER wear purple lycra. I only wear hot pink lycra. …I thought you were someone from my past! lol! …just as well. Let’s not talk about your party and we won’t talk about a cheese party.

    Hot Lunch! Thank you!!!! I do worry about that — and you’re welcome! I can’t wait to read it!


  24. Dessie replied:

    That dream though… I think I took you both to the London Dungeons because we had been talking about some sort of revolution that had happened in London (god knows which) and you wanted to see a kind of historical reenactment of it. Totally and utterly weird.

  25. matty03 replied:

    Dessie? Did Ing torture us? You can tell me. …and everyone who reads my blog.

  26. Dessie replied:

    lol no she was very well behaved, as were you, I think you had underestimated how scary the dungeons can be… maybe it was a foretelling of the future… lol!

  27. matty03 replied:

    Dessie — Oh! Well, no — I don’t wish to be tortured. But I am most curious about these historical dream dungeons of the corners of your mind! I’m much relieved to hear that Ing was on good behavior while visiting.

  28. Dessie replied:

    See it for yourself: http://www.thedungeons.com


  29. karyn replied:

    In what kind of fucked up world do you need to be told that you do not – DO NOT – resemble Don Knotts? Seriously!

  30. matty03 replied:

    Dessie — this is just the sort of torture one would expect!

    Karyn – awwwww, God bless. I guess I need to be told in this world. I was just near a mirror and I sure look like Don Knotts to me. That, or Woody Allen circa 1975 after an all night binder.

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