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Could It Get Any Better Than This???

I’m not sure…

Let’s see, my article was published online today at Bay Area BusinessWomen News and will be in print and circulation by Friday! I’m so excited, as it’s my first legitimate piece to be published besides a play review and my monthly articles for the OBR, which don’t count, because they’re for work.

Next, I ‘bleu-pered’ my mom on Star 101.3 FM with well-known air personality, Don Bleu. It was great fun! My mom was totally surprised and hasn’t stopped laughing about it more than a week later…. It aired on Wednesday 8/2 and Thursday 8/3, which happens to be Terrence’s birthday and the perfect segway into my next rant…

Terrence was on ABC’s/KGO’s Channel 7’s View from the Bay today!!! It was fantastic! He received 9 minutes and 45 seconds of FABULOUS air time! He was interviewed by Spencer Christian (weather for Good Morning America for years) and Janelle Wang — she is a total sweetheart!

We had the best time and were treated like royalty: we were in the green room hanging out;

Walter, Cindy, and Daria kept checking on us to make sure we were okay; they surprised Terrence with a birthday cake on air (I had a head’s up to it, but kept mum about it to him:); he had a great interview and played Cat Nap! It really was a surreal moment in time but it’s captured on our TiVo!!! You’ll be able to see it soon on T’s website.

Well, that’s it for now… going to my last faculty training workshop for University of Phoenix on Friday and can’t wait to start teaching there and at DVC in the fall — in just a few weeks!

Off to brush and floss…

Muh Muh Muh My Sharona…

Or how about ‘Oh, Donna, oh, Donna?’

The Knack, Ritchie Valens… Terrence Brewer!

Even though there are no words to it, KCSM played my song on the radio at 7:44:57pm – Cat Nap (For Cathy).

So, I’m at home, sittin’ in my comfy chair with my Turbo Boot off, listening on my iBook to a live stream of the Bay Area’s most popular jazz station – no not KBLX (no offense, but that’s not real jazz – that’s smooth jazz — and fyi: Kenny G is not allowed in our house!) but 91.1fm KCSM all the while thinking of the homework I should be doing instead of the 50 things I was doing. When all of a sudden, I heard a familiar melody coming from a familiar sounding guitar – and – OH MY GOD! THAT’S TERRENCE PLAYING CAT NAP!!! MY SONG!!

Before I actually knew what I was doing, I jumped up from my chair and ran to the door, actually jogged or hopped or possibly even flew out to the car to hear it on the car radio! There is was loud and clear, my husband on the radio! I knew the station had been playing songs from his CD’s since Tuesday, but it was the first time I actually heard him on the radio and playing my song (okay, enough of ‘my song’, I know, I know – I’m just so excited!).

So, as I’m listening I call T (who didn’t answer because he’s playing a gig at Butterfly), then my mom, then Janet, then Angela and as my neighbor pulled up, I yelled, “Hey do you hear this?” and he said, “Yeah“, and I said, “That’s my husband on the radio!“. I wanted to start the engine and drive through the streets yelling “THIS IS MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND THEY’RE PLAYING ON THE RADIO!!!” at the top of my lungs – but, I did show some self-restraint:)

Sidebar: I’m so excited at this point I feel like I’m going to throw up.

So, when it finishes, the DJ, Greg Bridges says, “That’s new music from guitarist Terrence Brewer off The Calling: Volume One. Terrence brings special sounds to the night with Cat Nap, for Cathy“. So, you know when I hear my name being said I did let out a squeal of delight that I’m sure the whole neighborhood, well at least two neighbors down on either side of us, heard.

After some minutes pass talking to my mom, recounting the entire episode, I decided to call the station and thank the DJ for playing it.

So, here’s how the conversation goes…

Me: “Hi, if my husband knew I was calling, he’d probably kill me, but I just wanted to say thank you for playing the song by Terrence Brewer – Cat Nap

Him: “Oh, you know the song?

Me: “Yeah, it was written for me!

Him: [with surprise] “Oh, your husband doesn’t know that?

Me: [getting tongue-tied] “No, he does, he is my huband

Him: “What?

Me: “Terrence – Terrence Brewer is my husband!

Him: [laughing] “Oh. Sure. No problem, I really like the albums.

Me: “Oh, thank you, that means so much coming from station guys like you

Him: “Where do you live?

Me: “We live in Alameda.

Him: “Oh, you’re local?

Me: “Yeah

Him: “Well, I DJ at a station in Berkeley, KPFA, and I’d love it if Terrence came in and brought his guitar and played something and we could talk.

Me: [grinning from ear to ear] “Well, you’re talking to the right person. I do marketing and promotions for him. Do you have an email address where he can contact you?

Him: “Yes, it’s…” [you didn’t think I was going to give it away did you?

Me: “Oh, he’ll definitely be in touch with you; this is great. I’m so glad I called.

Him: “I’m glad you called too. Gotta run – we’ll be in touch”

Me: “Bye

Him: “Bye Cat

EXHALE NOW……

See, you just never know what a phone call can do for a person… or expressing your gratitude in the present, for that matter!

So, another live radio interview soon… details to follow…

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