Monday, June 25, 2007

The Sound of Music

I finally did it. I thought I could hold out for longer, but last night I caved in to my desires: I went to a bar... alone! I needed to get out of the hostel. After some internet searching, a beacon of light beckoned me to cradle within its warm embrace. That light was karaoke night. It needed me. I wanted it. And it was good.

So, I went to a local Irish pub here and just walked inside, letting the music guide my steps. After grabbing a beer I scanned the room for a friendly looking group of people. To my surprise, right there in front of me, at the foot of the stage, was a group of five who were singing along to this dude's rendition "Beautiful" (the one with the chords from "Wonderwall"). He wasn't so good. They, however, were pretty cool. I started chatting up with one of the girls, let her pick the song I would sing ("Take me Out" which was received rather nicely) and soon we all hit it off! We are actually meeting up tonight for quiz night at another bar. New friends!

Oh, how the power of music brings us together! The thing is, I have had such urges to sing while here in Munich (in fact, I do sing to myself on the streets of Munich. I guess nobody ever walks along with me for too far, so by the time somebody wonders "was he just singing?" they have already passed and no longer asking questions. Recently, I've been on another U2 kick [this happens fairly frequently]). The Accidentals was such a fantastic outlet for that. I am so one of those guys who will talk about the Dentals to anybody at any given opportunity. Nothing will ever top the time I spent with those 16 guys. The only thing that comes close is karaoke night. This will certainly become a Sunday tradition. Even better, I had to give a tour this morning with my hoarse voice. Eh, who cares. You push through and keep going.

Off to nap for a bit. Until next time.


Aunt Kathy said...


I have laughed so hard reading all of your posts. What an incredible experience you are having.(You ought to write a book!)What fun that we all get to follow you and share in your adventures.

Have you tried Beer Soup yet? When Uncle Royce and I were in Germany we had Beer Soup and it was incredible. I had 3 buzz from it but the flavor was wonderful!
Have an awesome week my favorite nephew! I love you and I am so proud of the man you have become. I wont embarrass you too much in front of your friends with all of my mushy stuff, I'll save that for when I see you online with our computer cameras!
I love you, be safe, God bless,
Aunt Kathy

mom said...

That sounds like so much fun. I wish I could have been there to hear and see you. I'm so jealous. I don't have half the nerve you do to get up and sing (or for that matter, I don't have half your voice!) It just sounded like a great night. I'm so glad for you. Talk to you soon.

April said...

Hi Matt

Finally getting around to catching up on your posts. I am glad that you decided to stick around in Munich and that you are having fun. Don't forget that I/we are just a couple of hours away. Have you found an apartment yet? How about a cell phone? Do you already have one, or have you decided against it? Carsten should be in the area soon on business and I will let you know as soon as I know more. In the meantime, if you need anything just call :-)

We love you and hope to see you soon!
April (+ Carsten + Vivien)