For those who don't know, the latest meme is being "tagged" by someone. When you get tagged, you have to share five things about yourself that most people don't know about you.
I like it because it adds a sense of play to the "oh, so serious" things we spend all day doing.
So here's my five:
1. I'm a Beatles collector...big time. Prized possessions: Ringo Starr's autograph and Pete Best's autograph (the original drummer) on an extremely rare LP. Since I was a kid when The Beatles landed in America in 1964, I just hung on to all the 45 picture sleeves, colored vinyl LP's from different countries and various posters, etc.
2. I opened a concert for singer-songwriter Tom Chapin (Harry Chapin's brother) while at Loyola University in New Orleans, LA in 1979.
3. I almost became a monk. Meditation, Eastern Wisdom and more recently quantum physics have been deep interests throughout most of my life, right along with filmmaking. My filmmaking style over the years has actually "morphed" to incorporate these holistic concepts into the films I produce.
4. In the summer of 1975, my rock 'n' roll band was booked to open a concert for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young at The Yale Bowl in New Haven, Connecticut. A few weeks before the concert, we got word the concert was cancelled. Life certainly would have been different had it not been cancelled!
5. I was the only guitar student Jeff Pevar ever taught. Who's Jeff Pevar? The "guitarist to the stars." Why was it a big deal? He doesn't teach...anyone...period. I've played guitar since the 1st grade, but I still wanted to improve my playing. So, one night in 1980 when I saw Jeff's band play, I begged him at every band break to teach me guitar...he finally caved in! After a few years, my lessons quickly came to a halt when Jeff was asked to go on tour with Rickie Lee Jones. Jeff currently plays guitar with David Crosby and his band CPR. Jeff also played for Graham Nash, Ray Charles, James Taylor, Carly Simon, Joe Cocker....and on and on!
Well, that's it for me...now I get to "tag" five people!