Does the name Garry W. Tallent mean anything to you? He's Springsteen's bass player. He lives here in Music City and does album production for various people around town. He co-hosted a house concert (private party, by invite only) with some people who are shirttail relations of DMJ's, and we went to a party at those folks' house tonight. I didn't meet him, thus ending my streak for the week.
I was tired and left halfway through the house concert. I was very un-Southernly. It was hot in that gorgeous Forest Hills house, and that came on the heels of 70 excruciating minutes not meeting anyone on the deck prior to the show. (I can talk to a post, but I had not an ounce of energy to make the least effort. Apparently no other invitees did, either.) I should have taken a nap before going.
The Tallents and these people are such good friends that DMJ's friends have gone along on E Street Band tours to the U.K. and Australia. I was about 10 feet away from Garry W. at one point, but I had nothing to say, no energy, nada. Quite sad, really. At least from the co-host I did learn more about Garry W., which is all good and I will not divulge here. I also learned that the W. is for "Wayne."
Most of all I learned that I am old and my mojo is gone on the third night out.