Yowza! k.d. lang by a landslide! Or a LANGSLIDE! I'll have to get the Canadian opinon on the correct verbage. I'm not bi-lingual...
I've always thought k.d. lang was the love child of Patsy Cline and Bryan Ferry.
Let's do a victory dance for k.d. Who should provide the music? I've got an idea...here's another great song by k.d.lang:
Don't forget about my peeps! Their battles have been totalled and winners want their due. Go check them out then on to the Question of the Month.
The Question of the Month:
“Have you ever met an idol/influence/someone
you really admire? How did it go?”
Michael D'Agostino of A Life Examined (that sweet thunder from down under) started this blog hop with these words:
"Your readers would like to know a little more about you. Show them who you are by taking part in the Question of the Month bloghop. On the first Monday of each month, we answer the question that gets posted here. Sign up on the list (on Michael's site) to join the fun ;) With every question, remember that the important part is explaining your answer. And please, if you have any suggestions for new questions, share them in the comments section. I bet you've got some great ideas for us."
As a bona fide autograph hound in my youthful days (200 years ago), I had a knack for being in the right place at the right time and nabbing the autograph. Why is that such a thrill? Maybe it is the proof that you met your crush or got close to someone REALLY famous. Musicians were always my target and as a result, I've been able to meet many musicians that I loved and admired, at least till I met them.
In general, I've found that brief encounters with your idols usually makes you absolutely love them - or hate them. There is no middle ground. First and foremost, you don't really know them. You're whole meeting is based on the celebrity's own views about what he owes the public or how he treats people in general.
Famous, or nearly so, who went out of their way to be nice included Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Flo & Eddie (the Turtles), local favorite Erick Baker, Mark Lindsay, Weird Al Yankovic, Maxine Andrews (The Andrews Sisters), Ben Vereen, Lucy Arnaz, Robert Klein, Cybil Shepherd, and my all time favorite: Tommy Tune. Boy, I loved that guy! Not before I met him, but after. So kind and polite...and TALL.
In each of these cases, I never looked at the celebrity the same way after that. It only took a moment to be kind but it left a lasting impression on me, as a fan, and I can only surmise that came naturally. It seemed natural; who knows?
On the flipside (here we are!), a bad impression really lasts, too. Musicians, you have more than your share of folks with bad behavior and a persistent rude demeanor. I'm not naming names because it might boost your fame or hits on your webpage and your five minutes may be over. I don't want to start that clock again.
Did someone say "Meow, Cherdo?"