Between a rock and a hard place

Starting ’09 with a bang
January 5, 2009, 6:43 pm
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A friend of mine passed away last night. From a sudden heart attack. He was in his mid fifties. His name was Ed, and he was the most influential person in my career thus far, taught me a lot of what I know of the ‘business of the business’. 


Oh and I never met him in person. 


He called me back in 2005 on December 30th, when someone bailed on him for the New Years Eve in Times Square event, and asked me how long it would take me to get to New York City, and from then on out we were friends. We worked on the same gig, three times, and yet never once met each other face to face. 


How odd I know. 


Having him as a reference got me hired 4 times, and 2 of those jobs have led me to where I find myself today. How funny that a friendship, should grow across a 30 year age gap and the internet that would be so great. Ed believed that as the ‘Old Salt’ in the industry it was his job to help the younger ones figure out how it all worked. 


Thank you Ed, I’ll never forget the things you’ve done for me without even looking at me. And I promise to do the same when its my turn to be the ‘old salt’

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