I really wish I had the ability, whether it be financial or otherwise, to convince the Flecktones to reunite with Jeff Coffin for a tour, or vice versa. I have been a fan for nearly 2 decades now and their music has meant so much to me. Whether it be laying in bed smoking a J in college while listening to Live Art, or playing their songs for my friends to show them how talented they are, or even playing their songs at my upcoming wedding this Friday, they have played a huge role in my musical soul.
I remember vividly the first time I ever saw them. I was applying for internships in NYC at various online startups. When I saw what was on the docket of events for the company CenterSeat, I put all of my efforts into getting the internship solely for the opportunity to video the Flecktones launch party for the release of Outbound. Where? At a Borders book store in New Jersey.
After the show I got to meet and speak with all of the band members. They were all so humble and endearing. They all signed my CD jackets. I can't think of one important thing that I said to any of them as a 19 year old who just loved their music, but just being around arguably the best musicians in the world was a real thrill.
CenterSeat subsequently went under 6 months later, but I have absolutely no regrets. Rarely in life do you have the opportunity to be a part of something so cool. I have seen the flecktones a few handfuls of times since, and have been impressed every time.
I only write this story because I just hope that someday the reunite. Was a joy it was listening to musical perfection.