The Matticus Kingdom # 200

It isn't a party without balloons.Please welcome to my kingdom: Enchanted Seashells, a tugboat captain’s wife.  She specializes in stories, and making feasts, and finding great videos, and sharing pictures, and… hmmm, can you specialize in everything?  I think perhaps she does.

Plus, she has a great earworm to share with you:

“It’s a small world”

That annoying tune that’s going to be stuck in your head for the next twenty-four hours (you’re welcome) speaks the truth.

It really is a small world; I’m shaking my head in wonder and amazement.

Somehow, I’m not sure if it was thematticuskingdom who found me first, or whether I discovered his blog first—but however it happened, it happened.

All shapes and sizes and colors inhabit this wild and wonderful blogosphere and sometimes life paths cross or parallel or crisscross or become two ships that pass in the night, or…I’m out of analogies, people.

But here’s a major coinky-dinky;  happenchance.  djmatticus and my son both went to the same university (UCSD), same college (Revelle), and graduated the same year!  His family and my family attended the graduation ceremonies in 2003, most probably sitting near each other.  He wore the obligatory Hawaiian lei; my son wore the obligatory Hawaiian lei.  Do I feel OLD, or what?

Why are we here?
I wrote my 200th post on February 10. It was dedicated to my daughter-in-law because she encouraged me to start a blog. thematticuskingdom sent his congrats which led to a convo about his upcoming 200th.  I thought it was an event deserving of a celebration and a virtual party and here it is!

This is it!

Congratulations from Enchanted Seashells, who’s apparently old enough to be your mother.Happy 200


How crazy is that, right?  It is a small world…. after all.

I’ve been meaning to post something like this for awhile, and decided that in honor of my two-hundreth post I would finally do it.

I wanted to just post the music, but apparently that’s more difficult than it would seem.  So, then I thought I’d upload the music to YouTube, and that also turned out nearly impossible.  So, I threw some pictures together with the tracks and created a video for the very first time.

(*pats self on back* Look at me go!)

I present for your enjoyment: Neuro.  This set is a little dated, but I still love all the songs.  And don’t judge the pictures – the most recent one is from 2006 (how has it been 7 years?!)  This is one of the demos I put together that got me a few gigs when I first started spinning.

Here are the tracks:
Watergate – Heart of Asia (DJ Quicksilver’s Q Mix Edit)
Mark Van Dale with Enrico – Water Wave (DJ Quicksilver Extended Mix)
DJ Quicksilver – Timerider (Extended Mix)
Scooter – Ramp (The Logical Songs) (Club Mix)
DJ Energy – Serenity (Club Mix)
TM – Fade To Grey (Steve L Remix)
DJ Tatana meets DJ Energy – Feel (Energy Anthem) (DJ Energy Retake)
Scooter – Jigga Jigga (Clubmix)
Sunbeam – High Adventure
DJ Energy – Step Into The Arena (Extended Version)
Watergate – Mull Of The Kintyre (DJ Quicksilver Remix)
Nu Romantix and DJ John Bora – Mad World (Pulsedriver Remix)
Sunbeam – Solar Surfing

This is what happens when you Google "confetti explosion."I completely understand if you don’t make it through the whole hour+ long set.  But, there are some good pictures in there, so… maybe just scroll through it?  It’s up to you.  I won’t judge.  But, you should definitely check out these great posts from our favorite tugboat captain’s wife:

I really need Photoshop because playing with Paint is just a pain in the you know what.

37 thoughts on “The Matticus Kingdom # 200

  1. I am determined to get through the whole set. It is all new to me so I like it. 🙂 Congrats on posting 200 thought provoking, witty, mind bending, interesting, fun filled, candy for the mind, posts that people like me can read, enjoy and learn from. Thanks Matt for all of your great contributions.

    • You’re very welcome! Hopefully the next 200 will keep up that tradition of thought provoking, witty, mind bending, interesting, fun filled, candy for the mind (and soul?) posts so we can all keep reading, learning, and enjoying! 😉

  2. I got through over an hour of the music. I was working and listening and I have to admit not bad. I did enjoy the photos, because as you probably know, if you don’t have a clear mental picture of what someone really looks like then you just guess. It is the same for me with voices. When I read a comment from a particular person it has a voice, or what you imagine they might sound like. Some great pictures in there. You were into the DJ scene. Interesting. I don’t think I can ever learn enough about people.

    • Great point about the pictures and the voices. Did you see that Rara recently posted something where she included a link to her reading the post. I thought that was a great idea and will have to do something like that too.

      • I am going to check that out because I have voices for everyone and am dying to know how close they really are. I used to teach so I honestly think the voice I have in my head for you is based on some of the kids I had in class that you remind me of. Of course they were good kids who were awesome. 🙂

      • Of course, of course. That makes sense, because I was also a good kid who was awesome. Dang, now the voice for you in my head has switched to a teacher figure…

      • Awww, I was hoping it was more of a hipster (I know who they are now) kind of voice. or maybe like James Earl Jones. Yes James Earl Jones is what I sound like. There is a video on my about page that I made a few months ago and you can see, just like James Earl Jones.

      • Awww, I love you & the wonderful Mrs. TugboatCaptain. 🙂 This is a great post. I love how small the world actually is! And I love that Jonathon’s voice has now been replaced with James Earl Jones in my mind, haha! Love, love, love– and happy 200th!

  3. You made it! You kept your promise! The 200th! I way behind you unfortunately. I’ll get there somehow. But right now I’m doing the Snoopy dance for you. Can you imagine it?

  4. Belated congratulations on your 200th post! Sorry that I can’t listen to the music, old junkbox doesn’t like videos, and I don’t want to crash it again. Also, Enchanted Seashells is ace by the way. 🙂

    • Thank you! She is definitely aces, that’s for sure. No worries about the video… I think I was happier with the random photos I found of me than I was with the music anyway, so maybe I’ll just find an excuse to post those.

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