I met another of my writing heroes today, and it reminded me of when I met Dave Marsh a few years ago. I’m very grateful to have had these opportunities to talk with people I admire. Enjoy.
Sometimes we don’t want to meet our heroes for fear that we will be disappointed, or maybe because we think we’ll make fools of ourselves in front of them. I have met a few people I loved for a long time, most notably Eric Idle from Monty Python who could not have been more gracious and friendly as I grabbed his hand and told him how much I loved him. I often wonder if I would even be able to speak to Dave Grohl if I had the chance, but he’s so cool and down to earth that I’m sure he’d put me at ease quickly. But I would probably still cry from excitement.
A few days ago I had the opportunity to meet a man who wrote the first book about rock and roll I ever read. When I was 8 years old, The Book of Rock Lists was…
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