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04/16/2004 Entry: "Friday 5"

Another week with no Friday Five. So, I pulled last year's up from about this same week. What did I come up with? More lameness...

1. Who is your favorite celebrity? Beats me. Favorite for what? Looks? Elizabeth Shue. Acting? Harrison Ford's pretty good, as is Clint Eastwood. Comedian? Will Ferral's a riot. And Ringo seems like a good chap, as does Charlie Watts.

2. Who is your least favorite? Again, don't really have one. Barbra Striesand would probably be high on the list, though.

3. Have you ever met or seen any celebrities in real life? I've been in the opening band for Marshall Tucker and Leon Russel. I've played drums with a lot of "famous" blues musicians like Eddie Shaw (who still remembers the time I played with him when I was like 15) and Kenny Neal.

4. Would you want to be famous? Why or why not? Makes no difference, really. If I became famous, I wouldn't let it go to my head. I'd want to be a regular guy who just happened to be famous. I'd always sign autographs. (I remember this one blues guitarist whose work I admired. He played the blues festival. He put on an amazing show, and had a large crowd despite the pouring rain. Normally, the musicians came off stage, went into a tent stage left, and sold and autographed CDs for their fans. When this guy was done, he got off stage, and there was a huge line of people wainting in the rain to buy his CDs. He said (and I was under the tent, so I heard him say it) "I'm too busy for this. Where's (the bass player)? Have him do it." He would not sign autographs for the people. The rest of his band would, but not him. He was "too busy." How could he be too busy? The rest of his band was there signing autographs--where was he going to go?

5. If you had to trade places with a celebrity for a day, who would you choose and why? I haven't a foggy,and wouldn't have a clue who I'd pick.

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