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jefhatfield
May 16, 2002, 12:28 AM
i went to school with thyme lewis of soap opera fame and only knew him as an acquaintance

and i went to school with daisy chain, the famous lesbian porn star and knew her a little better

and david packard got me into being self employed when he said everyone should work for themselves

but otherwise i didn't really know anybody famous that well

Wildcat
May 16, 2002, 01:49 AM
My grandmother always tells me that I am related to Lorenzo Lamez. ( he used to have that show Renegade) But I have never met him and thus all I have to go on is my grandmothers word. So i guess the answer is no i have never met anyone famous.

iGav
May 16, 2002, 03:43 AM
Hmmmm.....

Well I was standing next to Clint Mansell in a Gentlemans Convenience once..
Clint Mansell being former singer and guitarist with Pop Will Eat Itself, and now is like a huge soundtrack producer......

I used to work with Malcolm Garrett at his new media agency in London.... those of you that aren't designers...... Malcolm is like an ultra famous graphic designer..... and the nicest guy in the design industry!!

Have had a drink with Mike Mills of REM in Dingwalls in London last year, it was also the best gig I have ever been too!!

Anna Friel (famous UK actress) used to be mates with one of her mates, so used to spend time in pubs with her....

And when I used to go to Groucho in London's Soho, you frequently get to see some of the UK's most famous stars, getting completely pi*sed and getting off with each other.......!!

That's the total of my ligger life though........ :( :p

Rock N' Roll

alex_ant
May 16, 2002, 04:17 AM
iGAV, I am very jealous that you got to have a drink with Mike Mills. R.E.M. is one of my favorite bands.

I was an acquaintence of a guy who lived in my dorm last year who is a guitarist in one of the more popular up-and-coming local Minneapolis bands (the Vets). I believe his first name was Andy. Maybe. He actually read the columns I wrote in the dorm newsletter and complimented me on them. This was before I knew he was locally famous. I hope his band gets massive, because then there will be a 0.01% chance he will remember me and have me write his international fan club newsletter or something. :)

I knew a guy who saw Weird Al Yankovic in a mall in Canada. Do sightings count? If so...

I also saw Robin Williams in person a few weeks ago, getting out of a limo to do a stand-up show on campus. I didn't even know what was going on - I was just riding my bike back from the library and was wondering why are there was a crowd of people around the auditorium. Then, "holy ****, it's Robin Williams."

I'm half-German and one of my great grandfathers was a Nazi who faught and died for the Axis in World War II.

That's all I can think of.

Alex

iGav
May 16, 2002, 04:34 AM
hey alex... solid taste you have there........

REM are just so cool...... I think it was in November 2001, the gig was for Ken Stringfellow who was touring his solo album, also had scott mccaughey, robyn hitchcock etc etc..... Dingwalls is like a little jazz club, and everyone from the band was just kept going to the bar to get more drinks (hence how I got talking to Mike)..... the gig was just so cool though, completely improvised, with different people coming up and playing different instruments at different times..... Ken Stringfellow though is such an amazing singer, he sang I've Been High from REVEAL, (my fav song at the mo) and completely blew everyone away......

The gig though just got more and more funny, the more pi*sed they all got, Mills ended up singing a couple of REM songs.... DGBT Rockville and Perfect Circle.... so cool.... and there were some real hysterical cover versions....

It lasted about 3 hours and was one of those gigs that you know will never be matched, and when you leave the venue... you just feel ultra satisfied that you were one of about 150 people to witness it........ ;)

If you get chance though go and see Ken Stringfellow....... he's amazing.....

irmongoose
May 16, 2002, 04:35 AM
I do a part-time job as an actor here in Japan.. so I've met many famous JAPANESE people... I also got a pretty big part in one movie, so the director/main actor was a really famous guy, so I know him really well.

But they're not people you guys would know... too bad.

the job is pretty annoying... I get called up almost every other weekend, but hey, the pay is great... more than $300 just as an extra (the people you see in the background, you know, who don't do anything but walk by?) And im only 13! BAHAHAHA! :D :D :D

And as for that movie which I was talking about.. over $5000 dollars! $_$




irmongoose

iGav
May 16, 2002, 04:43 AM
Completely forgot......

Also stood about 2 inches away from Gary Numan.... of 'Cars' fame.....

And have met Midge Ure of 'Ultravox' loads of times, actually just 2 weeks ago.... such a top guy!!

Oh alex forgot..... not sure whether you'll have seen this, but on the REM site they have posted some remixes of REVEAL songs, I only discovered it by accident last night...... (it's probably been up for months though :( :p )

http://www.remhq.com/html/remix/remix.html

alex_ant
May 16, 2002, 05:19 AM
Ken Stringfellow actually came here two weeks ago, to a venue less than a mile away nonetheless, and I missed it. :(

I have one of his Posies albums (Frosting on the Beater), which I discovered through R.E.M., and I think it's very good.

My favorite R.E.M. material is the earlier and very early stuff (everything before Pageant), and Monster & Hi-Fi. They have some duds just like any other band, but their greatness/dud ratio is quite a bit higher than most. They seem to fluctuate between the truly original & ground-breaking and the somewhat original but uninspired. It seems like they've been fellating Brian Wilson way too much lately, at least on their last two albums, which were (IMO) mostly dull with a few exceptions. Did you see their MTV Unplugged from last summer? Was it on in the UK? Quite lifeless... I really don't want to see them turning into another geriatric greatest hits band, which is what Unplugged looked like, because they've got so much more potential than that. To tie that into your post, that's why it's so nice to hear about them getting drunk and having a rollicking good time on stage, because nobody needs another box-set-anthology-band like the Eagles who perform dead, soulless music to tired yuppies for $150 a ticket. I'd like to see R.E.M. pull a David Bowie, ditch dumbass Warners, release on their own label, and stick it to the man! OK, is this rant long enough yet? :)

As a side note, this is all coming from someone who loves Oasis, so take that for what it's worth. :)

I think Macrumors desperately needs a music section. :)

Alex

iGav
May 16, 2002, 05:49 AM
Total bummer about missing Ken..... if you get another chance.... go see.....

I saw the Posies in 93 supporting the Juliana Hatfield 3 and Teenage fanclub.... they were really cool.... and very loud live!!

I really like Reveal, I just love I've Been High a truely gorgeous song...... actually I really like UP aswell..... but I totally agree with you about the Brian Wilson thing... I've been listening to Pet Sounds alot, and the influence is definitely there.......

New adventures is my fav album...... I just love it's eclecticism, it's such a sonic album...... I think if they left Warners it'd do them some good....... change does you good!!!

Not much of an Oasis fan, I saw them in 1994, just when things were taking off for them, with Supersonic etc, there were about 20 people there!!) and we realised they were going to be huge....... 'I will believe' is one of my favourite songs ever.... but after 94, I never really kept in touch with their music, I shifted over to more abrasive music...... like PWEI.

I think Macrumors could do with a music section too!!..... it's one of my biggest passions!!! (playing and listening)

groovebuster
May 16, 2002, 06:17 AM
Hey folks... what is all this "I met famous people" stuff about? Does it make anybody a hero or what? Are we on a teenage chat server?

There is nothing special about meeting "famous" people, almost everybody does once in while. And "to meet" is very relative. Very often people who say that they had a drink with a star just sat by accident a few meters away in the same bar... the rest of the story is almost always wishful thinking!

I met a lot of those people in my life (job and "luck"), but I don't feel any need to brag about it in public... especially since they are just normal people who by accident became "famous".

So relax... there isn't anything special about those people and even more not about people who have to tell everybody that they "met" a "star".

groovebuster

Beej
May 16, 2002, 06:20 AM
I saw Jon Bon Jovi once. But that was at a concert, so I guess that doesn't count :) But can I get extra credit cuz I was in the front row? Heh :)

iGav
May 16, 2002, 06:20 AM
but I don't feel any need to brag about it in public... especially since they are just normal people who by accident became "famous".


What you doing in this thread then???? :confused: :rolleyes:

Chill out as well........ :)

iGav
May 16, 2002, 06:23 AM
Originally posted by Beej
I saw Jon Bon Jovi once. But that was at a concert, so I guess that doesn't count :) But can I get extra credit cuz I was in the front row? Heh :)

I'll deduct extra credits for admitting you actually went to see Bon Jovi...... :p

(I'm pulling your leg.........)

You didn't throw your underwear onstage though like Tom Jones gets did you though?? :D ;) :p

mac15
May 16, 2002, 06:29 AM
I meet dave mirra
the bike rider.....worlds best
he's pretty famous.......I think:)

Beej
May 16, 2002, 06:42 AM
Originally posted by iGAV


I'll deduct extra credits for admitting you actually went to see Bon Jovi...... :p

(I'm pulling your leg.........)

You didn't throw your underwear onstage though like Tom Jones gets did you though?? :D ;) :p No. I didn't. Not that I'll admit to you guys, anyway! ;):p

Bon Jovi is the best band ever. Sorry if you don't agree, but that's what I think. Love em. Can't get enough. Yeah.

resm
May 16, 2002, 07:19 AM
"I (almost) meet Beej "

well ....sort of....kind of....I was in Melbourne last April......and..and...I was there 2 weeks and walking everywhere.....and eating pizza where he may have been eating pizza too...and..and I wen't to the Apple Store at Flinders Street ...where he may have set his feet on the sacred ground....and.....

and he is a famous "Demi-God" in macroumors !!!!

doe's this make me famous too ????? :)

Mr. Anderson
May 16, 2002, 07:23 AM
I grew up in Connecticut, and my first celebrity sighting was when I was 18 working at a Supermarket. I was bagging groceries, and at the checkout was David Letterman. This was back in the 80's, summer of 83 actually, and every one was getting all excited. But I have to say, Dave was a bit of an ass, which shouldn't be all that surprising. But I did get to bag David Letterman's groceries, I just wish I remember what he got that day.

But my last girlfriend before I met my wife worked free lance for the Washington Times as a Society Reporter. So I got to tag along to some of the events once in a while, which was great. Had to go out and buy a tux becuase most events were Black Tie. I've met Clinton and a host of people in office during his administration, along with numerous other celebs. I even bought a camera and have some pix of some of the events. I'll have to did those out and scan one in.

jefhatfield
May 16, 2002, 07:29 AM
Originally posted by groovebuster
Hey folks... what is all this "I met famous people" stuff about? Does it make anybody a hero or what? Are we on a teenage chat server?


there are three regular members here over 35, maybe a dozen daily posters over twenty five, but the vast majority in college, high school, and middle school

...so yes, from what i have seen here for nearly two years, the teenage influence is the biggest influence on macrumors, bar none

think about it for a second...7th grade, 8th grade, freshman in high school, sophomore, junior, senior, freshman in college, sophomore, and many juniors

and if you count those teens and people under 21, which brings in college seniors and beginning graduate students, and well as many working people with some married and some with children themselves, then we are easily talking three quarters of the regular posters here...and they can't legally drink in california with the exception of the 21 year olds

and among the ten best posters i have seen in the last two years here are teens:

oldmac - he can flame with the best of them, mac user - excellent devil's advocate, newtonman - first rate mac historian, mac15 -prolific poster and great contributer, and ensign paris -tech extraordinnaire

Beej
May 16, 2002, 07:52 AM
Hey hat-man... do you not know how old I am or do think I suck? :p

jefhatfield
May 16, 2002, 08:02 AM
Originally posted by Beej



Hey hat-man... do you not know how old I am or do think I suck? :p

you were born in 1902 and will be one hundred this year according to your bio

i find that hard to believe but then again, this is anonymous and i could be twelve and not allowed on this site

Beej
May 16, 2002, 08:57 AM
Originally posted by jefhatfield
you were born in 1902 and will be one hundred this year according to your bioHeh. Yeah, that was funny at the time. :)

Backtothemac
May 16, 2002, 09:41 AM
I went to High School with Emmitt Smith. I worked at a hotel in Birmingham, and New Orleans. Below are a list of people that I have met through those hotels. No, I am not friends with any of them.

Danny Glover, Derick Thomas, Hank Williams Jr., Dixie Carter, Janet Jackson, Kate Jackson, Jaclyn Smith, Tony Little, Joe Namath, Ken Stabler, Bart Starr, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Jill Goodacre (SP?), and Harry Connick Jr.

Oh, and a mutual friend of mine and Eye's was on Who wants to be a millionare.

cleo
May 16, 2002, 09:57 AM
I met Tom Brokaw a few weeks ago at a fundraiser. He wears funny shoes.

Hulk Hogan lives in the area and I've seen him at Target half a dozen times. His wife owns a French restaurant up the street that's got some pretty good pastries.

Saw John Travolta walking down the street in Clearwater once, but I didn't realize it until a few seconds later because he was surrounded by people in the uniform (Scientologists - their "Spiritual World Headquarters" is in Clearwater) and I try to not look them in the eye. They give me the creeps.

Oh! And I discussed funnel cakes with Ed Robertson of BNL at a show in Clearwater a few years ago. I was there with friends and didn't know who he was (wasn't a fan at the time). I thought he was just some weird guy who liked funnel cakes.

Kenny Rogers used to eat at the Morrison's Cafeteria in Athens all the time. I'd see him there when I went with my grandparents (this is like 10 years ago).

Patch Adams came to our school my freshman year, but I didn't meet him personally or anything. He had blue hair.

groovebuster
May 16, 2002, 11:12 AM
Originally posted by iGAV


What you doing in this thread then???? :confused: :rolleyes:

Chill out as well........ :)

Nice try! ;)

I just felt like telling those people how childish it is. It's a mix of the two games "mine is longer than yours" and "I am cool, coz I met ..."

And I just came in, because the subject of the thread was kinda strange for a macforum...

Anyway, stay tuned.

groovebuster

eyelikeart
May 16, 2002, 12:24 PM
Originally posted by Beej

Ahem. I'm not famous.

But I am a Demi-God. I guess that means... well, OK. I guess I'm kind of famous. No, alright, really famous. I'm the man! Whos the man? I'm the man! I AM FAMOUS!

Got a bit carried away there. :D resm, I'm glad you think so much of me. ;)


jef once told me he's heard about me in other geek circles around the internet or in a magazine...so would that make me famous virtually?! ;)

as for myself...I do not know anyone famous really....I've seen a few people around town but nothing I really worry about...

New Orleans does host Anne Rice & Trent Reznor however...I know where they live...he he he :D

jelloshotsrule
May 16, 2002, 12:26 PM
hmm...

my brother is kinda friends with glen phillips (ex singer of toad the wet sprocket) and i've met him several times and even sold shirts for him at one show.

but he's not the standard "famous". he's just a normal guy. and not super big time from the get go...

i see spike lee sometimes at school. that's about it.

cleo
May 16, 2002, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by groovebuster


Nice try! ;)

I just felt like telling those people how childish it is. It's a mix of the two games "mine is longer than yours" and "I am cool, coz I met ..."

And I just came in, because the subject of the thread was kinda strange for a macforum...

Anyway, stay tuned.

groovebuster

Yeah, whatever. You're just jealous because you haven't ever met a famous person. :D

Mr. Anderson
May 16, 2002, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by groovebuster

And I just came in, because the subject of the thread was kinda strange for a macforum...


This is far from strange for MacRumors:D

If you really don't have anything constructive to say, its always better just to keep quite. If you don't agree with something, that fine, you're allowed, but to come in a drop inflamatory posts is not acceptable.

D

Backtothemac
May 16, 2002, 12:46 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
hmm...

my brother is kinda friends with glen phillips (ex singer of toad the wet sprocket) and i've met him several times and even sold shirts for him at one show.

but he's not the standard "famous". he's just a normal guy. and not super big time from the get go...

i see spike lee sometimes at school. that's about it.

Hey, my x wife was on the back cover of one of their CD's. It is the one that had the big hit on it. Don't remember the name. She knew someone in the band, or something. Small world.

eyelikeart
May 16, 2002, 01:22 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac


Hey, my x wife was on the back cover of one of their CD's. It is the one that had the big hit on it. Don't remember the name. She knew someone in the band, or something. Small world.

u just seem to know all sorts of music people!!! ;)

Mr. Anderson
May 16, 2002, 01:36 PM
Originally posted by eyelikeart


u just seem to know all sorts of music people!!! ;)

Ooh, that just jogged a memory. My wife works for XM Satellite Radio, www.xmradio.com , and practically every week she comes home and says 'Guess who was in at work today'. I've lost count of all the people, but anytime an artist comes to play in DC they pretty much go to the studios. She works around the corner from the President, so everyone goes by her area, kind of cool.

iGav
May 16, 2002, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by cleo


Yeah, whatever. You're just jealous because you haven't ever met a famous person. :D

heh heh.... LOVFL...... :p :p :p

Where's Beej?? that deserves another "That's Damn Funny" Award!!!

:p :p :p

mymemory
May 16, 2002, 01:49 PM
I meet Sarah Michelle Gellar back in march 1997. I had a moth in the US and I didn't knew who she was until 3 months later. She is cutter in person.

I meet the gusy of Erath Wind and Fire too but here in Venezuela, they are not cute looking at all.

Aaahhh, and I meet Matt Groening (the producer of The Simpsons) in a E3 convention back in 1998.

I meet too every single venezuelan miss universe and miss world, this is a small city. My brother was studing law with one of them a few years ago.

eyelikeart
May 16, 2002, 01:58 PM
Originally posted by mymemory
I meet Sarah Michelle Gellar back in march 1997. I had a moth in the US and I didn't knew who she was until 3 months later. She is cutter in person.


now that I know this...I envy u...he he he :D

jelloshotsrule
May 16, 2002, 02:02 PM
Originally posted by Backtothemac

Hey, my x wife was on the back cover of one of their CD's. It is the one that had the big hit on it. Don't remember the name. She knew someone in the band, or something. Small world.

well they had a few hits... so i'm not sure which. i'll check out my cd collection and maybe scan it in for fun....

jefhatfield
May 16, 2002, 02:02 PM
wow. me too

smg...too cool

3rdpath
May 16, 2002, 02:09 PM
fame is a weird thing--whats the fascination? i don't know.... but it is part of our human nature. my wife and i both work in the entertainment business so we meet, dine or work with "famous" people from time to time and i've found them to be just people doing a certain job that makes them a little more publically well-known. they have the same hopes, fears and insecurities we all do--but they have to deal with them publically---what a drag. i wouldn't mind the perqs( 1st class everything paid by the studios, bonuses such as a twin turbo porsche-"for doing a good job", etc..) but to be in the fishbowl seems so uncomfortable.....

the people i am happy i've met are from another musical era. through a strange twist of fate i had backstage access to most of the concerts that came thru dallas/ft worth in the mid to late 70's( i was just a meer pup)--so i met and hung out with --the who(wild), led zepplin(wilder), deep purple(sedated), yes( incredibly nice), queen( freddy was, well, a diva...), the king- elvis(isolated), and a multitude of one hit wonders such as head east, nazareth, j geils, foghat etc. it was a simpler more relaxed time( security was almost nonexistent) that is spot-on portrayed in the film" almost famous". :)

now if i could only meet angelina jolie...... :D

jelloshotsrule
May 16, 2002, 03:41 PM
the cool thing about the type of music i like (punk/hardcore) is that the bands are just normal guys/gals. you often see them in the audience checking out the other bands before they go on. or at other bands' shows.

you can talk to them at shows. email them (usually). some of them even talk on their fan web pages' forums... makes for a more personal experience....... til they blow up, get big, and "sell out". ha

Beej
May 16, 2002, 06:45 PM
Originally posted by iGAV


heh heh.... LOVFL...... :p :p :p

Where's Beej?? that deserves another "That's Damn Funny" Award!!!

:p :p :p I was asleep - just like I always am when the good stuff happens around here.

I don't think the comment quite deserves my prestigious award. Not damn funny, but pretty funny.

3rdpath
May 16, 2002, 07:23 PM
Originally posted by jelloshotsrule
til they blow up, get big, and "sell out". ha

i'm all for 'em blowing up and getting big. and selling out if thats what people call reaching a larger audience( ya just can't win).....and besides, they'll need that money to remove the skull tattoos from their foreheads once the turn 45...nothing sadder than an old punk. :(

jelloshotsrule
May 16, 2002, 07:36 PM
Originally posted by 3rdpath
i'm all for 'em blowing up and getting big. and selling out if thats what people call reaching a larger audience( ya just can't win).....and besides, they'll need that money to remove the skull tattoos from their foreheads once the turn 45...nothing sadder than an old punk. :(

yeah, i'm for it too. i mean, if i like a band, it makes sense that i'd want to see them succeed and thus be able to make more of the music i like.

i would just call it selling out if they change their sound just to cater to record labels and/or their audiences... even better than a skull tat is a straightedge tat on some old drunkard.... ha. luckily i haven't seen many of em, at least not with my own eyes.

rainman::|:|
May 16, 2002, 08:02 PM
okay, i can't really say i know anyone famous... no movie stars or rock stars or anything... rj's met quite a few in his time, mostly out drinking and at clubs. i think he almost got his ass kicked by rob zombie once.

but i do know one person that's well known... Matthew Shepard's mom, Judy... i had breakfast with her a couple of years back, and i'm having dinner with her in a couple of weeks. She's no celebrity or anything, but still well known. She's the nicest woman you could hope to meet... i'm on the Matthew Shepard scholarship, which is how i know her...
my scholarship benefactor is a local celebrity kinda... he knows all sorts of famous people, political and otherwise all over the US... and he comes over here for dinner every sunday... so that kinda makes me special by association, right?

hehe
:)
pnw

3rdpath
May 16, 2002, 08:22 PM
Originally posted by paulwhannel


but i do know one person that's well known... Matthew Shepard's mom, Judy...

:)
pnw

hey paul,
have you heard the song "wyoming" on the new elton john record? its about matthew and it is an amazing-though sad-song.

and good for you on the matthew shepard scholarship. it doesn't make you famous, but it does make you special.

resm
May 17, 2002, 05:02 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by paulwhannel
[B]
.....but i do know one person that's well known... Matthew Shepard's mom, Judy... i had breakfast with her a couple of years back, and i'm having dinner with her in a couple of weeks.



and when you meet her next time give her a HUG....no Mother should EVER (and hopefully never again) loose a Son the way she did !

rainman::|:|
May 17, 2002, 04:53 PM
3rdpath and resm, thank you... no i haven't heard Wyoming yet, tho i've been meaning to pick it up.. and i will certainly give her a hug :)

i'm just a little famous... when the scholarship was announced, my name got in USAToday and the NY Times, i believe... it was a big deal once upon a time ;)

oh, this is a wonderful change of tone... but i also know the porn star Jordan Stone, we smoked up at a party and hung out for a while... lots of mutual friends. he's a nice guy, but not one i'd want to see in action!

:)
pnw

alex_ant
May 17, 2002, 05:21 PM
iGAV - I love I've Been High as well. One thing I've noticed about Reveal is that there are several songs on it which don't sound all that great to me as they are on the album, but that sound GREAT live. R.E.M. played the Lifting and She Just Wants to Be at Rock in Rio, and they just blew away the album versions. On the album, Stipe's voice is right there in the forefront, and everything else is relegated to the background... the exact opposite of how R.E.M. used to sound. I'm having a hard time getting used to that.

And New Adventures is the bollocks! I'm delighted to know that someone else in the world has taste as good as mine. :) It's unfortunate that the departure of their drummer seemed to leave them so lost and confused, and unable to make another album in the same spirit of Hi-Fi. They should have taken a lesson from Spinal Tap, who lost about 5 drummers to various deaths and weren't even fazed. :)

Alex