I became friends with Stephen Mejias a long time after
he became friends with my close friends.
A few years back he joined my old school chums Pete,
Dan and 2-Dick in their new (and current) band, The
Multi-Purpose Solution. For whatever reason, it took
me to move from NJ to California then to Ohio for me
and Stephen to become good friends. Maybe we were
scared of each other. Maybe we were freaked out by the
fact that in a bizzarro world we could be brothers, I
don't know. But now we're tight as two peaz in a pod.
At any rate, I'm happy to announce Stephen as the
newest contributor to donewaiting.com with his column,
Bridges + Tunnels. As Stephen puts it: "Fueled by
oatmeal, hope, expectations, and disillusionment,
these are Stephen's musings while he commutes from
Newark, NJ, to New York City and back, an honest
attempt to bring together the worlds of living and
loving music to the worlds of culture and ideas."
You can get the brand new Bridges + Tunnels here:
Check it out, and then head on over to the
donewaiting.com message board (there's a new B+T
folder) and say hello to Stephen. He goes by the name
Brother Stephen, but trust me -- it's the same guy.
Stephen's a great writer (a lot better than me, trust
me), a great musician, and a great guy. I'm excited to
read about music from a musician's point of view, and
not just a hyperfan like me. On top of that, while we
love a lot of the same bands (Yo La Tengo! Wilco), we
also have very sharp disagreements about others (The
Strokes), so it'll be good to have another person on the site
who isn't a carbon copy of myself.
And who would want that?