posted on Nov, 19 2004 @ 07:27 AM
I met Steve Martin in Seattle, by accident. I literally walked right into him because I was busy staring at some chick across the street. I turned to
him to apologize, realized who it was, said "Oh crap! Are you...um..." He gave me an irritated nod. I said "Okay, I'd just like to shake your
hand." He shook my hand, I thanked him, then I continued on my way. He never even spoke.
Let's see... who else... oh!
I got to have dinner with They Might Be Giants' John Linnel and John Flansburgh. They were having a concert in Austin at Liberty Lunch, and afterward
they said they were going to go to Magnolia Cafe (a place I was quite familiar with) after the show, and whomever wanted to join them, could. I got
there first, reserved a big table for them, which turned out to be a good idea cause the place was packed before they got there. So they sat at "my"
table, and invited me to dine with them. That was probably the most buddy-buddy I've ever gotten with a famous person that I knew, at the time, was
If anyone here is familiar with Information Society, I used to hang out with Kurt Harland a lot back in high school. He was the best friend of one of
my friends, and apparently he had already produced some hits, and my friend always seemed in awe of this guy. However, all I knew about him was he was
"in some band". Since just about everyone I knew was "in a band", this carried no water. All I knew was that he was into the same scene as I was
at the time, and a friend of my friend is okay in my book.
Oh, and George Zimmerman, the president of Men's Warehouse... he was a client of my Dad's company way back about 15-20 years ago, and I met him. I
was still a wee lad at the time, but can remember not liking him. Neither did my dad. Can't remember why though...
Anyway, those are the people I've met who have any national fame attached to them.