[I can't believe I forgot to post this.]
Last Wednesday I put up the "be right back" sign on the yoga studio door and literally ran to the Post Office to send a package - with two minutes to spare before closing time!
This beautiful man with dreadlocks standing behind the counter, waved me over to him ::sigh:: I had to fill out some paperwork for the package so we got to talking. He said something about being an EXTRA (ha!) in Charlie's Angels Full Throttle because they were looking for a "Rasta-type who played bongos!" ::perk:: I didn't waste any time (the P.O. was closing afterall) "You play percussion?" He listed all the great instruments he plays that happen to be on my list of wanna-haves on my CD. I was feeling lucky, "Do you have samples? I'm recording and would love..." He cut me off with even more excitement.
Long story short: He's going to send me samples and he's interested in possibly playing on my CD. The enthusiasm was contagious. I wanted to shake his musical hands but we settled for touching fingers under the 1/4-inch opening in the protective plexiglas.
Yeah, pretty exciting - at the Post Office nonetheless. But that's just the beginning. He then asked, "Have you heard of Jason Mraz?" ::THUD:: <~~the sound of FreeePeace fainting on the P.O. floor! I knew what he was going to say, "I played with him a lot before he was signed." They still hang out together when Jason's in town. OK, I'm not one to be starstruck [truly] but there's something about Jason Mraz. I just think he's a lyrical genius with a genuine spirit.
But wait! There's more! Keith [the percussionist] gave me his information and the name of a website that is somehow connected to him - and to Jason Mraz. [not sure of the connection, I was a bit smitten] But, I do remember realizing I know this guy's didgeridoo player! [small world!]
We talked till well-after closing time. I got locked in so he had to come out from behind the protective walls to unlock the front doors for me. It gave us both an opportunity to actually shake hands.
I practically skipped back to the studio. I love how life is sometimes.