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Message started by pinkbubelz on Dec 14th, 2006 at 10:06am

Title: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by pinkbubelz on Dec 14th, 2006 at 10:06am
I was just watching Primetime's Basic Instincts tonight-- they did an experiment to see if people could truly connect themselves to someone else in 6 degrees or less... :-)

So, I thought it might be fun to do our own 6 degrees of Wally Palmar (or the Romantics) game... :-)

Anyone up for the challenge?


Title: Re: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by jonnie2224 on Dec 14th, 2006 at 12:09pm
They say that is true !!! I believe in it !!! This could be a good game !!!!

Title: Re: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by bookies_original on Dec 14th, 2006 at 8:41pm
sounds like fun!!

Title: Re: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by solodka on Dec 15th, 2006 at 12:34am
Mine was actually too easy!  I have some friend's in Orlando who are originally from MI.  They have a friend who I met at a convention, who had a friend that was one of the girls in the Talking in Your Sleep video who knew Mike Lilley, who knows all of The Romantics!  So, from me, to Tom, to Tonya, to Jill, to Mike, to The Romantics is exactly 6!!!!!!!!!!!!

Title: Re: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by pinkbubelz on Dec 17th, 2006 at 2:11pm
Well, I have a good list, too!

In high school, I knew some guys in my high school who  played in a band "The Slicks".
The drummer of that band, Tom Marzella currently plays in a band called Hard Place out in the San Francisco area. For reference: Dan Miller, who played with Goober and the Peas  - - and also another band called Blanche - - was the guitarist in the film Walk the Line with Joaquin Phoenix.)

The Slicks played "What I Like About You" and I was hooked ever since...
One of the guys in The Slicks (I believe it was Jim Currie--who also played in Goober & the Peas) took lessons from Mike Skill.
Of course, Mike is in the Romantics and therefore knows Wally!

Only 4 degrees there! :-) (I still can't believe that it took me 14 years after I first heard What I LIke About You for me to actually meet the band in person in 1999 at the Phoenix Center during the Arts, Beats and Eats concert...)

Technically, I knew the drummer, Tom better than any of the other band members, but if you include my going to school with the 4 of them, then my line in 1985 goes like this:
Me, Jim Currie, Mike Skill, Wally.  :-)

Although, recently, I actually met up with the drummer, Tom, again... he actually knew the whole band because apparently, they used to hang out at The Romantics shows when they were playing the local clubs...

In that case, my link is even shorter...

Me, Tom Marzella, The Romantics (i.e. Wally)

Title: Re: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by pinkbubelz on Dec 17th, 2006 at 2:24pm
Now, having gotten to meet and know Wally better, of course, I'm only 1 degree away.. :-)

But, I can also link Wally to Bob Seger:

Wally, Me, My colleague at work, Barb, is the cousin to Bob Seger's Keyboard Player, Craig Frost, who of course, plays with Bob Seger.

5 degrees of separation there! (through me.)

Title: Re: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by Brill_Baby on Dec 26th, 2006 at 1:40am
The bass player I've been in bands with since 1988, Frank, was briefly Brad Elvis' bassist back in the mid-90s in a band called Big Hello.  And, as we all know, Brad is now the official drummer of the Romantics.   So...I guess that's four degrees.  

Truth be told, it's almost cheating when you've been a two-bit musician in the Chicagoland area (Brad's stomping grounds for more than two decades now) for as long as some of us have.  I guess I could even take this a step further and say that I got to know Brad somewhat back in the early 90s when a band that Frank and I were in, the Hideouts ( inspired by "Friday at the Hideout"), had the pleasure of opening for the Elvis Brothers on a few occasions.   So, if you really stretch it, we can say three degrees.   And, in a bizarre twist of irony, both of our bands released recordings called Now Dig This! at almost exactly the same time.  Of course, the Elvis Brothers version of Now Dig This! actually sold some copies.  

Title: Re: 6 Degrees of Wally Palmar
Post by pinkbubelz on Jun 9th, 2007 at 3:33am
Thought it might be fun to bring this thread back to the top!

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