Sometimes I have dreams with Steve Martin in them and in my dreams I am always laughing ... so hard in fact that I wake myself up LAUGHING. Which is so much better than waking up screaming...
He wrote two novellas recently - I was afraid to read them because I have Steve Martin on this high pedestal and what if he couldn't write? What if his books were awful? Would he be a pompus jerk?
I don't know what I was worried about, both books were great! Shopgirl, was made into a delightful, wonderful movie if you haven't seen it and The Pleasure of My Company actually brought tears to my eyes.
Now the multi-talented man has released a CD called "The Crow" - a compilation of banjo songs he's written. It's not a comedy album - it's a real, live, music album. In fact one of the songs, Late for School, hit the Bluegrass charts.
Steve Martin is the reason I love the banjo... it didn't hurt that my Mom took me to a lot of bluegrass music festivals when I was growing up and several of her friends played... I sat through many a pickin' session 'round a campfire and the banjo was always the instrument I loved best.
Guess what? Steve Martin is coming to DENVER in Rocktober! (our favorite month - both my and Furry Husband's birthdays fall in Rocktober)
When I was done having full on conniption fits (and folks that ain't pretty) at the table after Furry Husband read the news to me from the paper, I bought tickets today at 10am when they went on sale... I got third row seats - off to the left vs. center but still.... third row to see STEVE FREAKIN' MARTIN!
Oh happy day!