sometimes it's all hip to say "the" in front of something that doesn't need it, sometimes it just sounds uneducated, but i think every Hatch Show Print alum will agree with me that the people who refer to HSP as "the Hatch Show" are THE WORST! okay, okay, so some people just don't really know the name. it's not that big an offense. but it got on EVERYONE's nerves. that is, until i started watching LOST. and suddenly, people who asked me how things were going down at "The Hatch" were HILARIOUS. perhaps only Nieves shared in this joy. but it made for good entertainment.
so now i'm past my HSP days (weep, sniffle), and i was printing away today with the paltry handful of tools i've collected at home and actually had a good solid couple of hours of quality production. Red Beard was nearby on the computer, keeping the tunes playing while he surfed the interwebs. when he put Charlie Rich on, it occurred to me that maybe THAT's why my printing hasn't been as successful... i've neglected to line up the proper Printing Soundtrack. noting the vast improvement in my output, smile, and booty shakin, Red Beard asked, "is this what it's like at Hatch? just print all day and dance around listening to good music? just set up your psychic link to Nieves and you can have a mini Hatch right here..."
i was momentarily depressed at my lack of actual psychic link to Nieves, or Delaney, or Brad, not to mention all the other things my apartment is deficient in compared to a 128-year-old letterpress shop, but i got to thinking... when i have a real house, with a real studio, could i call it The Hatch? because no smart person would confuse Hatch with THE Hatch, and i wouldn't call it that publicly, it would just be like, "honey, i'm going out to The Hatch to make stuff" and then it would be a funny joke (okay only between Nieves, Jeremy, Red Beard and me, probably) about LOST and also a shout out to my printing days of yore.
okay, or my studio could just look like a big cake.