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Famous Footnotes

My friend, Ken, it seems has chastised me for not mentioning all of the famous people I’ve met. How could I forget. My most sincere apologies to all I have forgotten and Ken insists that I mention them, so here goes.

I worked on Eric Johnson’s web site at one time, and we’ve practiced at the same house of worship, although I never really got to meet him more than in brief passing (hey, I don’t like autographs in the first place. I’m surely not going to go up to some guy while he’s worshiping and ask for a sig.) I also met Jimmy Vaughn briefly (very briefly.)

I met the Indigo Girls, the Allman Brothers, and Merl Saunders at the first Earth Day celebration in Boston. I got to spend some quality time with Merl and ended up calling him “Uncle Merl” by the end of the evening, despite the fact that I did not know who he was when I was initally told, “we’ll get to meet Merl Saunders.”

There is actually a (somewhat) funny store behind this. I didn’t know who he was at first and somebody, my friend Tree (I believe,) said, “he does Bertha.” I responded by saying, “yeah, so. The Dead do Bertha, the Indigo Girls do Bertha. I do Bertha. Every damn bar band in the country does Bertha. It’s not like…..” I started to say, “it’s not like he wrote the damn song or anything” when Tree stopped me and said, “um, Carol. He wrote Bertha.” GASP! A man who wrote one of my favorite songs and I didn’t even know who he was. And I like to think I’m pretty up on things in the music department. So much for that.

I have also met some of the members of LA Guns and Slash from Guns and Roses.

I suppose, since I have met several famous people, I can add the following question to the list:

6. Which famous person surprised you the most?

Keith Richards for his work ethic (no kidding). Johnny Depp for his consideration and kindness. Bob Dylan for his moodiness and tempermental outbursts. They are, like the rest of us, all different, I suppose. Dylan was a really shocker though. And Keith does work very hard at what he does.

Until next time, this is Carol, the Carol in “Carol’s Little World” signing off and thanking her lucky stars she’s “unfamous” like the rest of you.


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