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Old 05-05-2009, 02:04 AM   #26
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Hey joveski
You heard right...lol. I was with quite a few other people outside the tour bus and he got pretty cranky with some of them. One lady wanted him to sign something for her and he nearly threw it back in her face and said that he didn't do that anymore.

He was a bit off putting at the concert. He lectured everyone about the land near and around Walden's Pond being developed.
His whole attitude seemed to be that he was the only person there intelligent and sensitive enough to mind about it...talked about how complacent and apathetic we all were.
Gee, I had no idea that he knew so much about me and what I do and don't do.

He wasn't actually mean to me, just rude. I told him how much I loved his music and that he really had a wonderful concert that night...he just kind of stared at me with this disgusted look on his face. He wouldn't say a word. Who knows, maybe it was just a bad night...it happens.

I think he was actually arrogant enough to believe that I meant it when I told him thank you for being so gracious and kind to a long time fan...it didn't seem to register that I was being sarcastic...lol.

Needless to say, I still like his music but I have never gone to see him in concert again.
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:30 AM   #27
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I'm so turned off on Don Henley right now. I wouldn't go to another concert either, Nightingale. It's funny, but that's how I'd expect him to be - arrogant. I enjoy his music too, but that's as far as it will go for me! Gord's polar opposite...
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:35 AM   #28
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i heard a story about Don where he whacked a lady over the head with a marracca (sp?) when she took a photo of him, and he got sued for it.

on a side note, i'm surprised how friendly John Fogerty is!
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:29 PM   #29
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Haven't gotten to meet Fogerty (I'd LOVE to do that!) but I saw him before he finally got over the whole Credence songs thing and then a couple of times afterward. You would not know it was the same guy. When he was out promoting Eye of the Zombie (easily the worst thing he has ever produced) he was pretty surly, the sound was largely muddled and other than hearing the songs off of Centerfield is was pretty bad.

He came back to the same venue after Blue Moon Swamp. (The next album and a real keeper.) He did tons of Credence and loads of things from his whole catalog. He was jumpy, up, clear - it was fabulous. I had read that such a thing was happening or I'd have never given him a second chance. We owe his wife big time. She's the one who got him back to doing what makes him happy.
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Old 05-06-2009, 12:45 AM   #30
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Hi FlormerlyLavender
Yes, thank goodness that Gordon isn't like that.
I think it's a shame when someone treats their fans in an unkind way. If they are that tired, then they should just get out of town without seeing anyone. If I were as cranky as he seemed to be that night I would have gotten on the bus and kept going...lol.

joveski, I can see him doing that. He really seemed angry when he threw whatever it was, back at the lady that wanted an autograph...really nasty and rude. I felt bad for her.
You know, he may do that to the wrong person one day and someone will let him have it.
I don't care who you are, you can't go around whacking people over the head with a maraca!!! :-)
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Old 05-06-2009, 08:26 AM   #31
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i LOVE Don's solo albums, but from i've heard, listen to the music and dont approach him
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:39 AM   #32
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MMMM, met vs sightings...(and as far as I can remember off the top of my head)...

Met:
Tom Rush
Preston Reed (was his opening act)
Pepino D'Augustino (was his opening act)
Tish Hinojosa (was her opening act)
Russ Barenburg (interviewed for documentary)
Ian Tyson (interviewed for documentary)
Norman Blake (interviewed for documentary)
Ray Wylie Hubbard (met through Mossman guitar builders)
Tony Lane (nashville songwriter I knew back in his Dallas days)
Lewis Grizzard (camera operator on documentary...did day-long ride along on a book tour)
Roland White (Clarence's brother, but I was to stupid to know at the time)
Bob Hope (not so much met, as hung around when he worked with my grad school class on a show at SMU)
Ray Charles (the other Ray Charles -- the one who sang "Three's Company" TV theme song!)
Dabney Coleman
a variety of behind the scenes Hollywood writers when in grad school
A classmate of mine went on to write for TV show "Friends", does that count?
Band Deep Blue Something (90s song Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Martin Jurow (Movie producer "Breakfaast at Tiffany's", "Terms of Endearment" was one of my grad school profs)
Bob Banner (Hollywood director/producer was one of my profs)
John Fahey (forerunner of Leo Kottke) before his Poor David's Pub gig in Dallas
Lots of regional music acts
probably forgetting someone...

sightings:
Kris Kristofferson passed me in Dallas Airport hallway
Bill Medley (Righteous Bros) sat near me at Beatles LOVE Cirq du Soleil show
Wierd Al in DFW airport
Elton John's guitar player...at restaurant in Vegas
James Bruton (Elvis guitar player) at a guitar show
Ray __? of Asleep at the Wheel
probably forgetting someone!
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:41 AM   #33
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AH -- Jim Ed Brown (country singer) met

Ed Bruce (songwriter/singer/actor) hung out near him at pinball machines in Nashville airport.

Waylon Jennings - sat at table next to us years ago at one of his dinner/show gigs.

Ed "Too Tall" Jones - met
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:01 PM   #34
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Old story for some here but what the heck, eh ? Back in the party 70s I ended up at a very lame party thrown by someone whose Mom was out of town. They made the mistake of telling us that Johnny Carson lived in the building just a few floors up.

We snuck out of the apartment and used the fire stairs to get to his floor. We had visions of being invited in and maybe meeting Dyan Cannon (sp?) or one of his current gal pals and getting some autographs.

We knocked (can't remember if he had a doorbell) and waited and knocked again. After awhile an agitated man wrapped in a towel with wet hair and dripping opened the door. All I could stutter was "yu yu yu you'e Johnny Carson" and he replied "who the %&#@ did you think I'd be ?" and slammed the door and called security. We ran down the fire stairs but could not get back onto the party floor so we went all the way (30 or more floors to the lobby with security in hot pursuit). We were held for a moment, the party apartment was called and the innocent friends of ours and us were thrown out into the cold. Instructed never to return again or face arrest and prosecution.

We watched his show for weeks to see some mention of us in his monologue but he never said a word. Didn't want us to have the satisfaction I'm sure. Shortly after he moved the show to the West Coast but I don't think we caused that.

After that I've steered clear of celebrities. LOL

Strange but true,

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Old 05-06-2009, 05:04 PM   #35
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Bill, Bill, BIll...you rascal you...
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #36
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Bill, your story reminds me a little of that commercial, ... ring, ring, this is publisher's clearinghouse, will you answer the door in a towel?
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:50 AM   #37
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OK - Here are my fotos for Celebrity Countdown

I was 8 yrs old - fresh from Tulsa, via Denver . . .
to KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles

Live from the sound booth . . . watching Puppetteers
dressed in their Saturday Worst, each doing two or
three characters . . . Stan Freeburg, Dawes Butler,
Bob Clampett - ya' know, Grown-ups

On the Black & White monitors - Thar she sailed:

The Leakin' Lena w/ Beany Boy and Cap'n Huff n' Puff
on board with Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent takin'
point of the Port Bow . . .





I'm Comin' . . . Beany Boy . . . !

Blessings,

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PS: Ever notice how much Taylor Swift looks like Beany . . . ?
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:57 PM   #38
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Once I met someone that was in a famous band, but I didn't know he was famous until much later. He came over and sat by me and we started talking. I was with some of my friends, he was with some of his. We told each other our names and I didn't recognize his name until I happened to read it on the back of one of my albums. (I wonder if he remembers mine). Anyway, he was a very nice person, and when they gave me a ride home, he got out of the car and we lingered outside a little while for a hug. If I wouldn't have been so high, my poor little heart might have been broken. I should have grabbed a hold of the back bumper screaming, "don't leave" as they were heading away... I just wandered into the house in a state of bliss.
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:53 AM   #39
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I don't know if it would have been a distraction for him or for me. Anyway, there weren't any distractions. ... not that I was aware of ... unless he was wishing I'd ask him for his autograph or something.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #40
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Hi, Rez.
I remember Beanie and Cecil, but in their later incarnation as "a whole half-hour Bob Clampett cartoon", as it was billed. Clampett had left Warner Bros. after many years as a cartoonist there, and taken on this project. The animation was not very high-quality, and it all looked very low-budget (like a puppet show converted to animation, strangely enough) but I liked "Cecil the Sea-Sick Sea Serpent" mostly for the same reason I liked Rocky and Bullwinkle--for the wordplay and the silly puns. I remember one of the adventures was on "No Bikini Atoll"--pretty racy for a kid's show at that time, and also an oblique reference to the atomic testing that was done on Bikini Atoll. Hope all is well.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:27 PM   #41
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I loved Beanie and Cecil cartoons particularly for the puns and such. Fun stuff.

Before Rocky and Bullwinkle the good puns were on Crusader Rabbit.
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Old 05-14-2009, 03:43 AM   #42
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That's kind of funny Pam. Too bad you didn't get a part in that movie though. You might have if you had gone with them.

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Old 05-15-2009, 12:18 AM   #43
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MET IN PERSON:
Actor Jack Palance, in Tehachapi, California, late 1980's.Quick-draw contest.
Singer/songwriter Al Stewart, in Reno & Carson City, Nevada in mid-2000's.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS:
Singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, in Reno & Sparks,Nevada, in early 2000's.
I had front row seats both times, with elbow on the stage.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:37 AM   #44
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Finally back to my own topic. I am seriously envious of all the people you folks have met.

Makes my list look pretty puny. LOL! Pretty cool though.
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:27 PM   #45
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My son Joe met Keiko the Whale in Oregon in 1997.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:09 PM   #46
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Samuel l.jackson.
sat beside him at a montreal-toronto hockey game in montreal right behind the habs bench.
nice man.
i offered to get him a beer so he wouldn't have to be accosted by fans wanting autographs and pics at the beer concession and miss the game. he was fine with the beer he had but thanked me anyway. folks had been coming down to our row and asking for autographs but an usher stopped them after a short time. that's why i offered up a beer.
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Old 05-27-2009, 01:19 AM   #47
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I bet he appreciated your offer, Char. That would be such a pain to be famous and not be able to get a beer without people bugging you.
I always like his movies
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Old 06-03-2009, 03:50 PM   #48
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Hey RM,I just bought 3 Marty Robbins albums the other day at a Vinyl Record Show.

Have all of his hits now. Did you wait on Mr. Robbins here in AZ or elsewhere?

He's origianlly from the smaller town (area) of Glendale here in Phoenix.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:24 PM   #49
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Did you wait on Mr. Robbins here in AZ or elsewhere?

He's origianlly from the smaller town (area) of Glendale here in Phoenix.
It was in Flagstaff, AZ......I was waiting tables at a Holiday Inn while attending NAU.

I'd forgotten that he was from Glendale.
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Hi, on Saturday before Gord's Town Hall performance, MandoAnn and I were walking down 43rd Street for the 12th time trying to scope out where Town Hall was exactly (this seemed to baffle THREE taxi drivers, but to their credit, lots of streets had been blocked off due to a protest - we don't about what because the protesters were sitting in the street on lawn chairs watching the Jumbotron. Anyway, I saw about ten feet in front of me Samuel J. Jackson (he was wearing his traditional Kanga hat); he laughed appreciatively when I said I enjoyed his movies - remembered hearing earlier that New Yorkers don't like to acknowledge celebrities so they pretend not to know them and ask for directions or something - any New Yorkers out there want to protest that? Sorry! It WAS ON TV so it MUST BE TRUE! SherylKat
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