Close Encounter of the Best Kind

March 5th, 2013 at 10:50 pm

So I’m hanging out in the WAMU radio studio the other day waiting to go on the Diane Rehm show, I go to hang up my coat, and who do I run into?  No less than the supremely awesome Carole King.  I was totally star struck.  I gave her a big hug and thanked her profusely for bringing so much musical joy into the lives of me and everyone else in my cohort.  Then, just to show my cred, I sang a couple of bars to one of her first hits, from the Brill Building days (she politely smiled, averting her eyes and ears).

She was here in DC promoting the reintroduction of the Equal Rights Amendment and environmental causes with which she’s been long associated.   Check out her great show with Diane.

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4 comments in reply to "Close Encounter of the Best Kind"

  1. John says:

    Yeah, I tuned into Diane Rehm, but was too late to hear you and caught Carole King instead… was a pleasant surprise.

  2. save_the_rustbelt says:

    So way cool.

    Best kind indeed (except for singing, fawning praise would have worked better).

  3. PeonInChief says:

    Thank you for the Carole King video. She is still amazing! God, I hope you have a better voice than I do…