Thursday, June 28, 2007

What doesn't kill us now just makes us better whores

Imagine if your favorite rockstar invited you to a pool party at the beautiful Las Vegas home that he was staying'd get a live performance and a preview of his forthcoming album... sound too good to be true? Well, for about 20 lucky Matthew Good fans who were chosen to attend a special evening that he is hosting tomorrow night, it's a reality.

Needing some time away from the busy city before his upcoming press and acoustic tours begin, Matt is staying out in the Las Vegas suburbs chilling out and relaxing. He has decided to treat a few friends and fans to a little acoustic show as the sun sets over the desert on his 36th birthday.

Matt’s also going to play Hospital Music so that everyone can have a listen to the new record, which will be released on July 31st. If you can't wait for the release, Matt will be streaming the album in its' entirety on his website starting tomorrow until the end of the month. The first single Born Losers is available on itunes now.

Matt's willingness to host such an intimate evening certainly says something of his character (and this is not the first time). This is clearly why his fans are so loyal and adoring of the man. Having spent some time hanging out with my friend Mr. Good, I will say that he is one of the most intelligent, kind, thoughtful, compassionate, witty, hilarious, and down to earth artists that the world has ever seen. I have had the opportunity to hear the new album and I can say unequivocally that I think it is his most powerful record to date. It is also his most personal. The first time I heard it, I told him that I thought that of all his albums, it sounds the most "him"- it is brilliant and honest. And that's exactly why we love him.



Tricia said...

jenny does that mean you get to go too???

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Sadly, I wasn't able to make the trip down.