mtd music: The Smithereens
Afterwards, I met Pat and got all ga-ga. I shook his hand and told him Green Thoughts was a perfect album, not a bad track on it and easily one of my favorites of all-time. He apologized for not being able to play more songs from the album, as they had to cover all their stuff. I said, no, their set was great, a little from every album was definitely the way to go. During the show, they mentioned they were from New Jersey. I told him I was born in New Jersey. He asked where. I paused, and said Egg Harbor Township. He said, on the Ocean. I said, yeah, Ocean City. I told him his voice was great, distinct, and he was one of my favorite singers. I would have liked to chat more, but there were a lot of people, and I didn't want to monopolize his time. Besides that, I was running out of compliments. I told him to take care. He told me to "Do well." So, I have that going for me. I have to start doing well. Pat DiNizio said so. I was shaking when I walked away.
I think there's something transcendent, at least to me, about meeting famous people. I mean, I wouldn't care about meeting a lot of famous people. It's just the people who've inspired me. And the Smithereens music has definitely done that over the years. I know this post might sound silly or overly -I don't know- giddy, but that's what happens when you have a heart and you're not afraid to use it.
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