We Can Be Heroes, Just for One Day

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.

What I Like Is Sounds

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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