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“Watch the vertical, Camera 3!”

Saturday afternoon found us driving to T’s gig at Anchorage Square on Fisherman’s Wharf when his cell phone rang (what else is new?). He starts chatting away with Marshall – the MAN – Lamm (you’ll know why in the next sentence why he’s THE MAN!). Marshall books for the Sonoma Wine and Jazz Concert, where T was scheduled to play the next afternoon. But, Marshall needed someone to represent the concert series at the KPIX Channel 5 news station for the Sunday morning news — and who did he call? Terrence Brewer!

So, on Sunday morning we drove to SF and Terrence was interviewed by Lisa Chan and Joe Vazquez and had a chance to play live on air on KPIX morning news from 7:30 – 8:30am. Then, the same news crew hosts the UPN Channel 44 morning news from 8:30 – 9:30am and they asked him to stay for that; so, he was interviewed again and played some more.

It was very cool, especially since some people up in Sonoma said they came up just to see Terrence because they saw him on the news. It looks as if I may have to compete with either 6 year olds or 60-something women for Terrence’s affection;).

Needless to say, that experience was crazy enough, but the Monday prior (5/22/06), T had his 1-hour radio interview on www.kcsm.org with Chris Cortez, then a feature article on Thursday (5/25/06) in the Contra Costa Times.

And, if all that wasn’t enough, T filmed a segment for Back in the Day with Satin Dawl for public access TV today (5/30/06) and all I kept hearing was, “Watch the vertical, Camera 3!”

Yeah, someone – the director – actually said that to me! I can now add camera operator to my resume. When we showed up at the studio (right here in good ‘ol Alameda) they were short one camera operator and somehow, I was recruited for the job — my name is actually going to roll in the credits – how funny is that! Camera 3 is in charge of all the close-up’s of the host — watch for my fancy work:).

More musical mishaps to follow…

Musical Excitement

Have you ever just felt like YELLING FROM THE ROOFTOPS with joy!

I did for the better part of today.

Yesterday was Terrence’s official CD release date. At lunch today, he called a few press contacts to see if they received their press kit including CD’s. He just so happened to speak to Chuy Varella from 91.1 KCSM, who said HE LOVED TERRENCE’S CD’S AND THAT THE STATION HAD PUT THEM INTO ROTATION ON TUESDAY — THEY PLAYED THREE SONGS!!!

You can’t imagine my elation when T called to share this with me — I can’t get a grasp on it myself! All I know was that I couldn’t contain my tears of joy! And then he said that CHUY INVITED HIM ON FOR A LIVE RADIO INTERVIEW ON MONDAY, MAY 22nd AT 1pm!!!

OMG!!!

Of course the interview happens to fall on the day of my final at the college (it’s gonna have to be a quick one folks!) but I’ll race back home and we’ll head off to the City together! I’m not even the one who is going to be interviewed but I AM SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!!
I even told Joe that I had to take the day off to go with him… I think he understood:) – Thanks, Joe!

There, so how’s that for an exciting entry?