Chats With Random Men #2: Matteo

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This week’s random chat with a man — meet Matteo…

4:13 pm Matteo
W alina! is it u?

4:14 pm Me
It is me!

4:14 pm Matteo
god bless u!

4:14 pm Me
Wow — God bless you as well, Matteo!

4:14 pm Matteo
thank u for the friendship

4:14 pm Me
You’re very welcome!

4:15 pm Matteo
and thank u for “saw edge grass”

4:15 pm Me
You are most welcome! Thank you for thanking me.

4:16 pm Matteo
it’s a pleasure. I met u on 2007, with your songs.

4:16 pm Me
Oh, is that right? Where did we meet?

4:17 pm Matteo
i met one of your song on an italian compilation
never met in person

4:17 pm Me
Ah! I see. You met my song.

4:17 pm Matteo
then that compilation is still in my car and in my playlist

4:17 pm Me
It has been in your car since 2007?

4:18 pm Matteo
meeting a song is meeting the soul of the singer, sometime
yes, still there
everybody ask me who u r when “saw edge grass” starts to play

4:19 pm Me
Wow. Well, I am certainly honored. That is very nice to hear! Where do you live in Italy?

4:19 pm Matteo
i live near venice
in a small country village called cessalto

4:19 pm Me
That must be quite lovely.

4:20 pm Matteo
yes, boring sometimes
but calm place for sure

4:20 pm Me
Yes, well. That’s life, isn’t it? It tends to just go on and on wherever you happen to live…

4:21 pm Matteo
eheh yeah


Alina Simone is a Brooklyn-based singer. She is currently at work on a book of essays about Russia, family and the tragic-comic struggle to make it in indie rock for Farrar, Straus & Giroux. More from this author →