THROWBACK THURSDAY!! 1st time meeting SLAPSTICK. I had only corresponded w/guitarist Matt Stamps and when I got to the Metro, there was a young teenage kid named Matt Skiba who was in the opening band. When I was introduced to him, I thought he was Matt from Slapstick. That was 19 years ago. After reading back, this story doesn’t sound as exciting as I thought it was going to be.