Friday, March 16, 2007

More Power to our Well-Polished Elbows

So there we were at our gig at the Irish Embassy last night; the first few party guests were arriving, and we were playing a few tunes, just warming up, and up walks Ted Kennedy, and he says, "Hi, I'm Ted Kennedy," and I'm pretty sure I actually said "Dude!"


I'm not sure who the guy on the left is.

Later Tina ambushed Bertie Ahern, the Taoiseach (i.e. the Irish Prime Minister), and we all leaped up for a picture, me not quite fast enough -- you can just make out my right eye between the tuning pegs of my guitar on the right.

6 comments:

An Briosca Mor said...

Unless Teddy's wife was with him (and maybe even if she was) I've gotta figure that the guy on the left is his fluffer. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluffer) I mean, the guy's probably on the lookout for some tail everywhere he goes, and the Irish Embassy would have to be prime hunting grounds for the likes of him. At his age, he's bound to need some help, and Viagra would be so, so pedestrian for a distinguished senator like him. (Although I guess it was okay for Bob Dole, wasn't it?) I bet he was actually getting ready to hit on Tina, until the camera came out...

Mike said...

Hey!

I once met Ben Bradlee, who was JFK's neighbor, so that puts you and me within four degrees of separation!

T said...

Dude, indeed! Perfect response.

And in the picture with the Taoiseach, Philippe looks truly...um...well, I don't have a word for that! (Good man yourself, Philippe, if you're reading this.)

Rob said...

Well John, actually TK came up to me first, so make of that what you will. Maybe he was looking for an introduction. What struck me more was the ease with which he said, "hi, I'm Ted, let's all get a picture." What must it be like to just assume that people you meet will want to be photographed with you?

Mike, meeting Ben Bradlee is MUCH cooler.

And T, I think Philippe's expression speaks for all of us.

An Briosca Mor said...

Well, maybe Teddy's gearing up for another presidential run. He's only a couple of years older than McCain, and less adulterous than Guiliani and Gingrich. True, a lot of people do think of him as the devil incarnate, but they all hate Hillary even more. So if they all can garner serious consideration, why not him?

me the great said...

supercool! you look so happy! and i can just hear you and bet he was just as psyched to get a pick with the band (bands are way cooler than politicians (and get more...well).

as far as tk goes, i heard him without knowing it was him on air the other month and he was all psyched and bushytailed about getting a bill through a committee; I thought he was a new rep on the block, he sounded so ingenuelike. It's neat to be able to keep that all your life.