So I met and interviewed Bobby Brown for the first time earlier today.
Sure, he's not the "original king of R&B anymore, but I always appreciate meeting people I grew up on. I remember visiting my older brother Gary (with my older sister Valerie) in Ottawa for a few weeks back in the day. Don't Be Cruel was on repeat, especially "Rock With You."
But anyway, the interview went well. It was very comfortable. Aside from cracking a few jokes and suggesting that he did something special to celebrate Don't Be Cruel's 20th Anniversary, I didn't do anything out of the ordinary...so I thought. But after thanking him for his time after the interview, Bobby replied with, "thank you, brother. You just made me wanna read more. Cause I know you read." Uh? LOL
The funny thing is I hardly do. My attention span is just inferior. I'm still stuck on page 20 of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man and I bought it when I was still in college. Interestingly, he's not the first person to tell me that. Mak P, the engineer I worked with at Soundclash Studios, was shocked when I told him I didn't read. Oh well! Hopefully I can prove Bobby right one day. Speak on it!