The first ever Chris Merritt merchandise has arrived! The exceptionally talented Elsie from A Beautiful Mess has gone and outdone herself with these phenomenal works of cuteness. Beautiful and timeless! I am blown away to see my name on such kick-ass paraphernalia.
This impending impedimenta will soon be available for purchase in limited numbers on this very website. But first, it will make its debut at the Chris Merritt Provo show this Friday! If you need another reason to attend, here it is. Be the first to grab this sexy stuff and be the envy of your friends!
Pictured sporting the 2009 Chris Merritt collection is the Terrible Madame E herself, and a very special man named Jeremy Larsen. Jeremy makes some of the best damn songs I’ve ever heard – listen to this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foskqJ0KrFY. (Here’s another Jeremy clip with that silly BEZILLY drummer from Mutemath)
This Thursday, I will be flying to Utah, playing a show on Friday, hugging Dustin’s family, and then flying home again.
The show was Corey’s (owner and brainchild of Velour) idea, and it’s going to be this intimate, sit-down, storyteller-type show. I have a slew of new songs that I can’t wait to try on the hardcore fans. I’ll also be taking requests and interrupting my own songs with stories about them.
If you live in the state of Utah, don’t miss it. It might be the best Chris Merritt acoustic show ever. Get tickets NOW, or get there way early on Friday. It’s not a typical standing-room show, so 150 or so seats will pack the place. First come first serve, etc. We’ll be so close to each other that we’ll be able to feel each others breath on each others beards.
Played a little acoustic gig before driving home from Norfolk/VA Beach this weekend.
Someone posted a high-quality video (thanks Jerry!) of a new song called Rain King. The song starts at about a minute in.
Ha, so, the actual lyrics are “….and every girl I thought was pure and sweet was only acting cute to try and $&#* me”, which is like, this shock-value-funny kind of thing. BUT, there were these really sweet looking, happy older ladies right up front, and so I chickened out and replaced “$&#* me” with “fool me” at the last second!
Some of the Demos Of Nod packs in the store (which are going down, like, today or tomorrow by the way) include a personalized song, hastily written and recorded by myself, sent to your email inbox. I thought I would share one that I was fond of – for a young gentleman named Matt, posted here with kind permission.
I give myself a time limit of one hour on these kinds of things, from conception to finished mp3. I knew the following for certain about Matt: 1. He lived in or near Philadelphia and 2. He was a fan of Rent, the musical. Mix in a healthy dose of listening to too much They Might Be Giants.
Matt in Philly (or somewhere around Philly), thanks for your purchase and email; it was so nice to get a well-written email. It was so rare to get a well-composed email. It was so nice to get a well-composed email.
When I was, like, sixteen, I drove a bunch of girls to see Rent and we went the wrong way and missed half of it.
Now I feel guilty every time someone mentions it, yeah, but I know it’s notaverygoodreasonnottolikeRent. I know it’s notagoodreason, but still I hate Rent. I know it’s notagoodreason, but still I hate Rent.
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