The Matticus Kingdom
You asked why I chose this title for my blog and what it means to me and, being the benevolent ruler of the kingdom that I am, I shall entertain these questions from my royal subjects without complaint, and even deign to respond.
As some of you know, before I became ruler of the Matticus Kingdom I was just a lowly DJ – a jester of sorts, if you will – plying my trade here and there, but mostly in my own house, trying to make a name for myself. My DJ name, my persona when I transformed into that character, was Matticus.
That name is a combination of two other names. The first of which is my real first name: Matthew. The second part comes from none other than Sparticus. Matt(hew)(Spart)icus. Now before you go accusing me of coming up with such a pompous moniker for myself, I assure you had no part in picking this name. It was bestowed upon me by some friends in college due to my heroish ways: always coming to the rescue of people when they needed help.
If I was in college now maybe my nickname would have been something like Mattda or HeHohew. Matt(hew)(Hon)da. He(lpful)Ho(nda)(Matt)hew. So I can be very thankful those commercials came out later. Really dodged a bullet there, didn’t I?
After spinning for a few years and really deciding what type of music I liked to play, I sat down one day and recorded a three hour long set that encompassed all of the genres that I loved. It represented who I was as a DJ completely. I titled it: The Matticus Kingdom.
When I started this blog, and knew that it would encompass all of the things I love about writing, there was really only one name that I considered.