1. Kate Callahan
    February 21, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I was lucky enough to have some of my bullies realize they were wrong and apologize, but it’s still a struggle each day. Just know that your work is awesome enough that I use your music as an example for my students, because of the awesome ideas and messages. And this particular song is one of my favorites.

    • Matthew Ebel
      February 21, 2013 @ 2:03 pm

      I’ve actually had people admit they were dicks to me in high school (not that I wasn’t a petulant asshole myself), but I’ve found that it does little to undo the damage they did. They still get to go back to their lives built on higher self-worth and popularity while the rest of us are still peeling off the scarred layers one day at a time.

      I really need to make a second, smaller post about how a lot of the bullies really don’t ever change… Talk show hosts, asshole bosses, Mitt Romney… some people have built their entire lives and careers on the principle that anything they can legally get away with is fair game.

  2. Space Marine Rowyn
    February 21, 2013 @ 8:22 pm

    I have been meaning to say — this will sound corny, I’m sorry — how glad I am that you decided to make a career of being a musician, and not take some safe easy job where you could collect a steady paycheck. I am one of those people who has a hard time picking favorites of anything — movies or books or whatever — but I have had a favorite musician ever since I decided to see if that guy who did “West Corner of the Park” had any music for sale, and found Beer & Coffee.

    So thank you, for all those hours of wonderful of music.

    • Matthew Ebel
      February 22, 2013 @ 10:26 am

      Well thank YOU, ma’am. Oddly enough the WCotP was where I used to escape to since I could BE anything or anyone I wanted there. It was a lot easier to fabricate an image than accept who I was in reality. I still love the escape, but I can’t live there quite the way I did when I was in college. 😉


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