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Oct 07

Brushes with Greatness

(Via Mimi Smartypants via Wulad)

    My Brushes with Greatness:

  • the obvious Mike Mills one
  • I met Oscar from The Bionic Man when I was 8 or 9 (I don’t even remember where… I just remember going)
  • I met Cletus from the Dukes of Hazzard (at a car show. My little brother was big into car shows). At the time I had a broken ankle (skateboarding incident), and he signed my cast. I regret that I no longer have said cast.
  • I met David Hasselhoff. And K.I.T.T. (but I’m not sure he was the real K.I.T.T. I am pretty sure it was the real David Hasselhoff.) This was another auto show thing. There was, at one point, even a picture of an incredibly geeky 14-year-old me with said Hasselhoff. No, I don’t know where the picture is now. I think I gave it to an ex-BF who appreciated the pop-culture humor that Hasselhoff embodies.
  • I just saw Andre Agassi in Vegas last week (he was sitting 30 ft. away waiting for a media op WRT his charity concert)
  • I’ve met Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) … yes I was wearing my R2D2 costume at the time
  • Peter Buck (also of R.E.M.) signed a Guitar Pick for me
  • Penn & Teller. I have an MP3 of one of them (probably the one that does talk, eh?) talking to me
  • .

    More music folks that I’ve spoken with:

  • Iris DeMent
  • Tift Merritt
  • Lloyd Cole
  • Livingston Taylor

Oh golly, I know there are tons more than this, if for no other reason than I’m a completely brazen hussy when it comes to talking to people.

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1 comment

  1. thebroomecloset

    Penn & Teller. I have an MP3 of one of them (probably the one that does talk, eh?) talking to me

    Ah, yes, I remember that. I was with you when you met them. We went to the show at Memorial Auditorium together. (How many years ago? 3? 4?) IIRC, you surreptitiously recorded Teller — the one who allegedly doesn’t talk — on your HP Journada.

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