Friday, May 10, 2013

Look who's digging the Professor World Band!

I don't often play weekdays in the Public Gardens but I did today because this weekend may be a bit wet. Today was nice and sunny and there were lots of people enjoying the park and listening to my music. I was taking a break and this guy came up to chat with me because he really enjoyed the show. He says to me, "I'm a songwriter too. You may have heard of me. I'm Kris Kristofferson."
Wow!!!!  He's even more famous than the Professor World Band!! His partner took this photo and sent it to me. So Kris; Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello and for remembering to send this photo. It means a lot to me that you took the time to do that. Next time bring your guitar!
By the way, Kris Kristofferson gets some credit for the biggest tip I ever got. I was playing in Skagen, up at the tip of Denmark. This guy came up and requested "Me and Bobby Mcgee", written  by Kris. I had actually played it earlier in the day but I aim to please so I played it again. This guy listened for a while, then started crying and pulls a bill out of hiss wallet, puts it in the case and walks away. It turned out to be a 1000 kronor note, worth about $250 at that time! My Swiss girlfriend Sonja was playing bucket bass with me at the time so we split the tip and went out to celebrate together.