A Good Deal
Getting to spend the whole evening with the Deal sisters is pretty much a dream come true, especially when Kim picks up the bass and whips out "Gigantic" with her twin sister Kelley taking care of the Frank Black falsetto for harmony.
I bring up Kim Deal to contrast some of the unpleasant encounters I've had over the last few months in the booze business. Kim is the anti-big league of rock stars. This woman is one of the most iconic and influential musicians of the last thirty years. She's headlined Coachella in front of tens of thousands of people, for God's sake! She could be totally full of herself or snooty, but the woman could not be nicer. She's so smiley and down to earth, talking with everyone at the show and shaking hands with the entire front audience before leaving. I love it when my heroes live up to the hype as actual human beings. It doesn't always go that way.