They say never to meet your idols … you may not like what you find.
But I’ve met mine — and they’ve been amazingly cool people.
Nowadays, when a new Star Wars movie is released, it’s fun. But back during the original Trilogy, it was a HUGE event. …
It’s 1997. The White House, Washington, D.C.
And no one is more surprised than I am, on being escorted by a Secret Service officer into the West Wing, for an unexpected personal tour.
“And you may ask yourself … ‘How did I get here?’” 🎶
First, a bit of backstory…
Back in the day, WBCN-FM — “The Rock of Boston” — was arguably one of the most influential radio stations in the country.
Today, it’s the stuff of legend.
Going through some old papers, I found an interesting letter to friends back East … in the form of a journal entry for Tuesday, April 4, 1995.
At the time, I was an up-and-coming Avid (video) editor doing the freelance circuit in Los Angeles, living the dream of working in…
It may be coincidence, but two of the more memorable experiences of my life both happened in our nation’s capital.
One was getting a private tour of the West Wing of the White House.
And years earlier, at age 19, I very nearly lost my virginity during a protest at…