Friday, November 21, 2008

Meeting my hero

Current mood: jolly
Category: Goals, Plans, Hopes
With all this blog controversy, -- and here I thought I was just posting a funny story about a break-up and my redhead temper being squelched by good-deed-doing -- I realized I haven't written about any adventures lately.

So in the category of Crossing-Off-Lifetime-Goals: I met John Prine on Friday!

I've known his band members for a couple of years now, just through various Nashville escapades and mutual friends. But I had never met the man himself. Most people know that one of my main goals as a musician is to someday play music with John Prine. I don't want to open for him (although, upon thinking about it, I think I DO want to open for him), but really I just want to play accordion or saw or sing with him on his music.

I love playing in other people's bands. And John Prine and Elvis Costello are my two favorite songwriters. It was a lifetime goal to play with them.

In May, I got to play with Elvis at the Palace.

On Friday, I didn't get to play with John Prine. But after the show, I met him backstage and introduced myself. He knew about me (how could he not -- i've told everyone near him that I want to play accordion with him), and he said that the next time he came through Louisville, he'd give me a shot. Whoo hoo!

He also was incredibly kind and seemed like the wise man I figured he must be. He graciously signed autographs for the folks in line, and he signed a ticket stub for my mom just before he left the theatre. My current profile picture is a lovely photo of me with John Prine as well as the amazing Tim Krekel and his amazing sweetie, as well as Dave Jacques, John Prine's bass player.


And more ... I haven't been able to announce this yet, and it's been killing me.

But now I can.

On January 17, you'll be able to hear me perform live on: A Prairie Home Companion, a radio show I've wanted to be on for years.

Even better, we're taping this particular program at the Palace Theatre, the same stage where I got to play with Elvis.

Good things are a'happenin'. Stay positive, be a good person, and ask for what you want.


The Monkey Wrench
It's going to be a really fun show. Shannon's in town for the holidays, so come request your favorite Galoots song. Bring your incoming family. Get a babysitter. It's going to be a great night.

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1 comment:

    Rainbow Mud

    Stay Positive, be a good person, and ask for what you want...

    Brigid, this is the best advice I've ever heard!

    You practice it well, and you're reaping the rewards!

    You deserve every good thing that comes your way-- I applaud you, your outlook, and your accomplishments!

    And what's best about you is that you're also into goofing off and drinking bourbon, and not just being motivational all the time.


    Posted by Rainbow Mud on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 6:33 PM
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    CT Robinson

    Thanks for sharing this. I'm happy for you. It really sounds like you're on your way.

    All The Best,

    Posted by CT Robinson on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 6:54 PM
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    Marty (Louisville)

    Great things, indeed! Congrats on getting to do the PHC show, that should be fun! Very cool.

    Posted by Marty (Louisville) on Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 9:26 PM
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    The Bard in Blue

    See? Having your "redhead temper being squelched by good-deed-doing" was a good thing! ;)

    Posted by The Bard in Blue on Friday, November 21, 2008 - 11:09 AM
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