So I meet my old friend Tom Honan this morning for a quick chat so he can fill me in on some cool things he’s doing with his Live Space Entertainment company – Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters benefit for the Food Bank of Central New York on Sept 21 at the Palace Theatre! – and he casually mentions how he saw my old story about Burt Reynolds brought up by syracuse.com the other day.
No way, I say.
You mean the reference to my reviews in the big daily rehashed when Aretha Franklin died, I tell Honan.
Well, er, maybe, he replies.
On we talk, he bringing up his October show by Mental Madness at Jazz Central Oct 4-6 at Jazz Central.
When I get back to my desk at the library, I have to Google my name and Burt Reynolds, right?
In October, 1993, the famed actor indeed visited Syracuse. And I was assigned to write about it.
When he passed away last week, Johnathon Croyle rehashed my story about that appearance for syracuse.com.
Dang, that sounded like a fun time, watching, interviewing, writing. It’s staring to come back to me. A little bit.
RIP, Burt Reynolds. No, I won’t bring up that famous blonde former wife.