Seal has spit on me, I’ve been asked about my laundry habits over the phone by Patrick Dempsey and I’ve eaten the greasiest burger I’ve ever had while sitting next to Monica Potter. I’ve even gotten drunk with Jim Gaffigan.
But you guys? Tonight takes the cake when it comes to meeting celebrities and incredible nights.
I have a new love and I haven’t shared him with you. I’m not sure why, except I think it’s because I have issues with sharing and I’m pretty sure I wanted to keep him for myself. And I realize that it’s not fair to you or him, but what can I say? I’m selfish and he’s hot and talented, so therefore, I never shared with you.
Last year, when the family and I drove to New Jersey, Brian and I decided to download all of the songs from Grey’s Anatomy, they seem to have such great music and we have been in a music rut, we were pretty excited about it. So, we turned on my iTouch and hit shuffle and listened and listened and listened. Some songs were pretty good and some songs were just not and then this one song came on and I basically yelled at Brian “WHO IS THIS SINGING?!?!” (I was driving, so I couldn’t look for myself.)
Joshua Radin, he replied. The song? The Fear You Won’t Fall. (side note: go download the song RIGHT NOW.)
We instantly pulled out our Blackberries and typed his name and the song to keep for our records. (yes, we are total geeks.) We listened to the song again and fell in love with it and him even more.
An hour later, another great song came on, “WHO IS THIS SINGING?!?!” I asked Brian.
Joshua Radin. The rest is history. That song? Closer. (side note: go download the song RIGHT NOW.)
Since then, we have purchased almost everything he owns and we love everything he does. His words and his smooth voice are perfection, his songs affect me in such a big way emotionally. He has a song on his new album that if Brian and I were to get married tomorrow, it would be our song. We haven’t had a song like that for ten years. And every couple needs a song like that.
For my birthday, Brian bought me tickets to see him in concert. The concert is tonight.
And thanks to a twist in fate and a wonderful, wonderful woman, WE GET TO MEET HIM BEFORE THE CONCERT. WE GET TO ATTEND THE SOUND CHECK, WE GET TO HAVE ONE AND ONE TIME WITH HIM. AND YES, I KNOW ALL CAPS IS SO ANNOYING, BUT PICTURE ME SCREAMING THIS TO YOU, BECAUSE I AM.
I’m screaming and I’m sweating and I’m all red. And when I meet him, I’ll probably die because that’s what I do when I meet/talk to famous people, I stroke out, I stop breathing, I probably pee a little bit, it’s not pretty, but it will be worth it.
Did I mention he’s best friends with Zac Braff? Zach produced Joshua’s video. (I feel all squishy inside using just their first names. Sorry Mr. Braff and Mr. Radin.)
I’m going to be back here on Thursday to report to you about the dreaminess that this night holds for us, with pictures and interesting stories that hopefully will not involve me tripping, stuttering or sweating. Also? I’ll be giving away his new album, Simple Times to three very, very, very lucky readers.
In the meantime, do not wait a second and go see the awesomeness that is Joshua Radin. Also, you can vote for his video right here, (I’d Rather Be with You), just click and drag his name into the number one spot and hit submit. so easy. (if you are psychotic like me, you can vote everyday. Just sayin’.)
I better go. I have a giant pimple on my chin that I have to tend to and I need to have a few heart attacks before I leave at two this afternoon. Wish me luck.
(oooooh, I just found out that Joshua Radin’s album Simple Times will be the deal of the day on Amazon tomorrow, Wednesday, for $1.99!)