Monday, May 26, 2008

fool on the hill

And that fool is me. I missed the Herb Alpert/Lani Hall show at Yoshi's in San Francisco last night. GOTTdammit. A coupla weeks ago i red in New Yorker that they were playing a nyc show and i kept meaning to check their itinerary to see if they were making a Bay Area appearance...but did i follow thru or did i just keep 4getting about it? GOTTdammit. So last night, probably right about the time they were onstage, i came across this
then i checked their itin, but of course by then it was 2late. I'm hatin' myself. 4 real.
Lani's always been one of my favorite singers,and i had a HUGE crush on Herb, back in his tuxedo-wearing glam days. I even tacked up a poster of him on the ceiling above my bed.
Anyway, u can imagine how thrilled i was to meet both of them during the making of White Courtesy Phone. They came to the Plant in Sausalito so Herb could do his magic on Lazy...Lani had carried his mute in her handbag. I dont know why i thought that was so cute, but i did. When she reached in, pulled it out and handed it to him, i imagined it wasnt the first time she had done so. I dunno, it was just a cute quiet moment and i felt lucky to have witnessed it. And when i told Lani that I had always loved her singing, Herb said in his soft shy voice, "me too."
No tour or shows or anything...2busy thinking about the old days.
And how YOU doin'?

1 comment:

sasha said...

i wish i could turn back time for you. at least so that you could go to the show. all i can say is you're no fool on my hill! i love you! happy anni.