a letter to the grates.
i have admired you for a long time from afar. while you and i are from the same city, our paths did not cross, due mostly to the cruelness of fate, and partly because my capacity for live music is not infinite.
the fates, however, are not without compassion and by chance i saw you at incredible festival in the states. and in a twist of fortune, i was granted a personal interview and a cd signing. i have never been more grateful, then when i got to see friendly australian faces halfway around the world, and more importantly the faces of people i've been meaning to see for years. not least because i am convinced that if i was ever to be a rockstar, i would be almost exactly like patience. in that i live vicariously through you, so that i can secretly be a rockstar when i watch you.
thank you for making my trip both complete and completely bizarre.
yours in respect,