"Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity." ~ Gilda Radner

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

SO, I SAYS TO PETER FRAMPTON, I SAYS...

I am such a squirrel...

I went out on a Facebook limb a few days ago and --  since we have a mutual friend in Cincinnati - I sent a friend request to Peter Frampton...yes, THE Peter Frampton (he lives in Cinci)...

And in my message I  offered the 70s' rock legend an early "Welcome to Iowa" since he will be performing at the Iowa State Fair this summer...

Imagine  my complete and utter surprise when I checked my email tonight and Peter had actually confirmed me as a friend -- me and 28 other "friends", of course -- but it's a friend confirmation nonetheless...

So what if the guy has almost 2,000 friends on his friends' list...

"Ann Heise Kult is friends with Peter Frampton"... it says so right on my Facebook wall, plain as the nose on your face. Whodathunk?

Nevermind that I fell asleep at the Peter Frampton/Gary Wright concert at Ohio University back in...when was that anyway...'76? '77?  We're buds now, and that's all that matters....

LOL

"Oh, sure, now you won't be coming for Michelle's wedding this summer, you'll be coming to see Peter Frampton!" my friend, Linda (mother of the bride-to-be), said, feigning a sniff, when I called to tell her of my Facebook news.

Now, anyone who know me knows I am never one to let my brushes with the famous go to my head...

Ted Kennedy...Michael McDonald...Jessica Lange...the late John Ritter...Robert Kennedy, Jr. ...Bono...

I could go on, but I don't want to BORE you...oh, well, all right, what the heck...

"I remember you...you were that girl with the camera!" an exasperated Michael McDonald said to me after I managed to dodge secruity and make my way to the stage following  a Doobie Brothers concert at OU in the late 70s. (I had been backstage at a concert on the river in Davenport the summer before and had my picture taken with him a couple of  dozen times.)

"I take presents but I don't talk to people,'" Jessica Lange chortled (yes, I tell you, the woman chortled )  as she waltzed past me after I had waited for an hour outside her trailer on the Waterloo, IA set where they originally filmed "Country" in the early 80s...I was there on assignment and had hoped against hope for an interview...

I was sort of but not quite related to actor John Ritter, actually, seeing as he was married to actress Amy Yasbeck,my step-sister's ex sister-in-law...what a wonderfully warm, funny man he was.  I only met him once back in the early 90s...

Robert Kennedy, Jr., made my day at the National Hog Summit held in Clear Lake, IA back in 2001 when he personally thanked me for an investigative piece I'd done on some corporate hog confinement shenanigans that had taken place in Stuart, IA. He even referred to my article in his keynote address...

And I am sure Bono will never forget our meeting/interview at the Iowa Harvest Restaurant in Stuart during his quick stop on his way to Iowa City for an AIDS awareness concert in 2002...

But through it all, I've never forgotten the little people...

Did I mention I went to college with that Today Show hunk, Matt Lauer? And Peter King, of Sports Illustrated fame?

Well, ta-ta for now, my dahlings!  Please, I beg you...Don't hate me because rockstar Peter Frampton has confirmed me  as one of his 2,000 closest Facebook peeps... 

Hollywood Kult signing off.

Kisses.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good morning Hollywood,er, Annie, looking good as always. Just saying hello, take care. The Voice will rise again.

Anonymous said...

Ann Darling, I had no idea you had so many celeb encounters. I remember you telling me about Jessica Lange, it really turned me off to her. Now I would have loved to have been there for the Bono interview...of course I wouldn't have been able to utter a word! You know me! I would just stare and smile. Let Ann do all the talking, right? Have I told you lately how much I enjoy your blog? I have passed it along to many friends here in your hometown. Love and Miss,
Kim (aka Schleprock, Mik, Mordigan Schmordigan, & owner of the restaurant we made in my basement; we never did decide on a name, right?)

Annie said...

No, I don't think we did name that restaurant! but we sure played it a lot! Boy if your basement could talk!!! Yikes! LOL Love you and miss you and thanks for reading my blog...You're the best Mordigan Schmordigan....