The words I thought I brought, I left behind

All Over But the Shouting

In the past four weeks or so I’ve seen Andrew Bird and Neko Case live for the first time ever. I saw Paul Westerberg sing and talk about his music.

However, nothing has filled my stomach with electricity or made my hands shake with excitement like the arrival of Jim Walsh’s All Over But the Shouting. I am goony-eyed and grinning over the arrival of a book. And this is not just any ordinary book. No. This book combines two of the things I love most in the world Paul Westerberg and Jim Walsh (fucking AMEN!).

But the thing that really pumps my nads about this book is, well, this:
The shouting has only begun

Fucking A people. Do you have any idea how glorious this is? Do you? Because I can’t even put into words what it means to me to be included in this book. The words I thought I brought I left behind, literally. I am here and I got nothing. I think the only thing that will replace this feeling is when my name is on the front of the book and not the pages inside.

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10 Comments

  1. jags 19.Oct.07 at 12:55 pm

    That is so so so wonderful! And so apt that the first time you have a piece in print in a book, it is about the Replacements. May this be the first of many printed pages by Jodi Chromey.

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  2. Jodi 19.Oct.07 at 12:59 pm

    Thank you. I am hoping I can stop running around shouting and calm down enough to read it.

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  3. UH 19.Oct.07 at 1:57 pm

    All right, now the royalties will start rolling in by the truckload!

    Oh?

    Well. Hmph.

    Still pretty cool, though.

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  4. shokkou 19.Oct.07 at 2:33 pm

    Oh my GOD! That’s fucking AWEsome. Good show grrl! You totally rök.

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  5. Lori 19.Oct.07 at 5:26 pm

    Did you know about this or was it a total shock? And if you knew about this, you kept it a secret from us, your loyal readers? And if you didn’t know about it, how effing shocked were you!?! We need more details!!

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  6. FFJ 20.Oct.07 at 9:03 am

    Bravo bitch, bravo! Does this make you a published author? I totally think it does. And what a great gift idea for Hubbin. Congrats! You rock the cash bar.

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  7. phil 20.Oct.07 at 9:25 am

    wow! sometimes the world doesn’t suck.thats really cool.

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  8. Tam 21.Oct.07 at 11:23 am

    EEEEEEEEE!!!! I’m so proud of you. What a double whammy – being in print and a ‘Mats book!

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  9. Kristy 22.Oct.07 at 8:51 pm

    Will you sign my copy?

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  10. Chris 23.Oct.07 at 7:25 am

    I started reading the book just last night. I got to that part and I thought, “dammitt, that’s got to be Jodi from iwilldare”.

    Awesome! And congrats!

    Reply

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