My spies reported that last night Tim Wheeler was eating pizza with some friends at the Magician–which is right next to La Caverna, the spot of last night’s Interpol after party. I know a while back I wrote that I had a story about Tim Wheeler from Dublin, but I never wrote about it. (Nor did I do my run-down of my super-fun vacation.) Long story short, when I was in Dublin airport, I was waiting
on line to go through security and this dude 2 people in front of me
wearing a brown leather jacket and a Diesel hoodie caught my eye. I
only saw the side of his head, but I was like “Oh my god! I think
that’s Tim Wheeler!!”, the lead singer of Ash. But I wasn’t sure, so I
waited until he passed me on the line. I thought maybe it was him, but
still again not sure. Then I was able to see the name on the airline
ticket he was holding, and it said WHEELER on an Aer Lingus ticket to JFK–my flight.
I lost him somewhere in the security check, so I didn’t get to say anything to him. When I went to the waiting area for my flight, I didn’t see him so I thought
maybe he was in first class or something, but 10 minutes until the
flight was going to board I saw him roll up with his little suitcase. I contemplated going up and talking to him, but contrary to popular belief, I’m quite shy–and I rarely approach musicians, especially if I am a fan of their work. I was also feeling a bit woozy, due to some mysterious cold/sickness I hadn’t managed to shake off.
I did eventually go up to him and talked for a moment. The conversation ended on a weird note though, after he asked me if I had been to Ash’s Bowery Ballroom shows. I said, “No,” but then continued with, “Do you like The Bravery?” He looked at me and very nicely said, “Ah yeah, they’re our drinking buddies!” I made a perplexed face, and considered telling him how a lot of people in New York felt about the Bravery but decided against it. I ended up abruptly saying, “Er…well thanks! I’m really a big fan!” and walking away. Hahah….
In Sondre Lerche news, on July 25th the Norwegian pop star is releasing a UK EP for “Two Way Monologue” which features the videos
for “Two Way Monologue” and “Days That Are Over”, and three new songs:
“Johnny Johnny Ooh Ooh,” “Hoisting The Flag” and “Don’t Fool Around.” You can also get it from iTunes. Delightful!