It might be terrible (or at least openly mercenary) of me, but the first thing that crossed my mind when we were talking about B’s secondhand ties to Gillian was whether I could finagle some sort of backstage experience. I think his links to the Irish music crowd are stronger (he was asked onstage when the Chieftans played Symphony Hall), but I don’t think the fantasy was entirely outside of the realm of possibility. Still, I feel a little guilty about having my mind fall so quickly upon personal gain.
Of course, I said nothing.
I did mention Drew’s interest in picking up the banjo, and that that had spurred some weird impulse in me to try fiddle again. I’m horribly UN-dextrous, though, and tend to feel like things that are easy for real musicians are just incomprehensible to me. Future plan, though... I’ve much on my plate right now.