So, we’re off the road and I’m catching up with things. Decided to look at my website stats, see if there’s been much action on the site lately. The thing needs a major overhaul and I have to figure out what exactly the point of a website is anymore, what with all my other accounts, sites, etc.
It’s interesting to see what brings people to the site, it’s often words that turn up in lyrics and can be pretty amusing: “Housewife Have Sex” is one, or “Knapsack Girl”.
But yesterday I was a little taken aback by a string of search words entered by some unknown person out there: “Amy Rigby Dead”.
Now, I know I haven’t been playing in the US as much lately (and the stats told me that’s where the searcher was based). And I know I had a kind of meltdown onstage at the Lakeside Lounge in New York back in July (memo to self: avoid appointments with doctors, lawyers or accountants on the day of shows in the old hometown) that might make people wonder how long I was going to stick it out here on earth, but I swear that’s all behind me now.
Then I started worrying – maybe it wasn’t whether I was dead the person was trying to figure out, but how to kill me. They just didn’t put in the words “I Want” and “How To Make This Happen”.
Would it be an accomplishment to piss someone off so much that they’d want to off you? I haven’t even read any Pat Highsmith lately, but my mind is racing at the possible suspects.
I’m not famous enough to be the victim of one of those Twitter hoaxes – the majority of people wouldn’t be interested enough to even click on the trend.
Maybe there’s a little old lady named Amy out in Idaho (there’s a whole town called Rigby in that state) who just passed away.
I know one thing. In future, I’m staying off the website stats page.