Sunday, June 10, 2007

They Are *All Over* The Place

Went to church today, as usual (it being Sunday, and all).

The priest and the reader both used to be disc jockeys; another reader had been with ABC radio. A member of the choir is also a dj/announcer at the local Public Radio station; the song leader that day acts and sings with one of the area’s amateur theater groups. One of the collectors just retired as publisher of the local newspaper, for which the priest also writes a music column.

So you have this tight little community of entertainers and media people right there in the front of the church.

Is this just a coincidence? Or are there “clumps” of related people all over the place?

For instance, back home we had Katherine Hepburn, Jack Palance, Nancy Marchand and her husband Paul Sparer, plus a number of well-known classical Shakespearean actors. We lived in the suburban New York City area and I, still a teen, might not have even mentioned to my parents that I drove a famous musician’s son home when he needed a ride.

It would be interesting to find out what clumps exist where. Or, to find out what the clumps are in your town. If I’m part of two, then it can’t be that uncommon; it’s just a matter of finding out what sort we are a part of. Maybe you are actually a part of this conglomeration, or you are just a bystander.


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