Saturday, March 7, 2009

6 Degrees from Me (#237)

Okay, maybe not #237, I just made that number up. I really don't have 236 more examples of everyone being 6 degrees or less removed from me. But I do have a good example here:

Ever since Scott McIntyre performed "Mandolin Rain" on American Idol this past week, I have had that song running thru my head. YES! I have a Bruce Hornsby story....

In 1987, I was living in Portsmouth, VA with my sister and dating a guy named Jeff Grey. He was a sound technician-cum-musician who did sound for a local band called the Smith-Wade Band. He also (according to him) did sound on Bruce Hornsby's original demo for his 1986 album, "The Way It Is," which ended up featuring "Mandolin Rain." In fact, he had Bruce Hornsby's baby grand piano in his living room.

Unfortunately, I didn't start journaling my life until 1988 so I don't have any first-hand accounts of that time, but after I went off to college, I did once get a drunken phone call from Jeff. I might have that written down somewhere!


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