I have to say that the staff at Arizona Midday were some of the nicest people I have ever met… especially considering how we met… 😛
So in 2007, I was driving up to do a show with my buddy Xavier, a Phoenix promoter, and a absolutely great guy. He had mentioned NBC’s “Arizona Midday”, and for some reason I thought I was supposed to play for them after the conversation… thing is… I wasn’t…
So I pull up to the station and get in the parking lot. I unload my gear, and walk into the studio. The sound guy starts talking to me and says… “You know… this is kinda funny… we don’t have you on our schedule…” I look at him puzzled and say, “Is there a producer I should talk to?”
He calls her, and she comes down. She’s gorgeous, and graceful, almost like Grace Kelly, and she tells me, “I’m sorry… I don’t know why you thought you were supposed to be here…” I mention Xavier, and she says, “I know him, but we never talked about you…”
I’m super embarrassed and give her my card and my cd, tell her a list of my accomplishments, and head out to a coffee shop.
2 hours later I get a phone call from her saying, “Hi Josh, I checked out your stuff, and I was wondering if we’d be able to record you and play you later during the year…” My jaw dropped. I told everyone at the studio that sometimes it pays to be stupid. 😀
Tonight’s show with RyanHood at The Rhythm Room is going to be the biggest show I’ve played in Phoenix so far, and it’s so awesome to see things grow. I forget sometimes why I choose to do music, but it’s days like today that make it all worth it.
Huge thanks to Danielle and everyone over at the Arizona Midday show! See the rest of you at the Rhythm Room tonight!