I was in Asbury Park last weekend.
It had been a while since I'd been there, actually since my radio days. As you can probably imagine there's a story behind why I was there and here goes...
I worked with a dear friend at CBS, her name is Annmarie Parr. She married another person I worked with, Reid Collins, so her full name actually is Annmarie Parr Collins. I know, I know, TMI, but for this story I use just her maiden name.
She and I hooked up on Facebook. Annmarie posted a video there that her brother Tom had shot of a song by a guy named Harry Filkin.
The song was "Angeline" and I thought it was very good so I shared it on my page. Her other brother, Mark, owns the record label that produced Harry's album, saw the share, and asked me if I would come and be the MC for the CD release.
The album, by the way, is very good.
And that's how I got to be in Asbury Park.
Harry is a legend on the Jersey Shore. We had one of his earlier bands, Cats on a Smooth Surface, on when my station WNEW-FM broadcast live from the Boardwalk.
Kids, the weekend was like a dream. A good one.