my autograph collection


in-person successes

George Takei (new day northwest, seattle, wa -- 9.18.14)

 Robert Gates (town hall, seattle, wa -- 2.13.13)

 Sherman Alexie (third place books, lake forest park, wa) -- 10.23.12

 George R.R. Martin (town hall, seattle) -- 7.3.12

 Christopher Judge -- 3.29.12 (new day northwest, seattle, wa) 

  Shawn Mullins -- 11.8.11 (experience music project, seattle, wa)

  Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) -- 2.10.11 (snoqualmie casino, snoqualmie, wa).  took my mom on a date -- we had such a great time together (with my dad, too)!

   Wallace Shawn -- 1.21.11 (town hall, seattle, wa)...and by the way, mr. shawn told me he refuses to say "inconceivable!"

 Simon Winchester -- 11.17.10 (town hall, seattle, wa)

  Ken Follett -- 10.1.10 (town hall, seattle, wa -- photo taken off my less-than-stellar cell phone)

 Paula Poundstone -- 6.3.10 (the paramount theater, seattle, wa).  my dad and i went to a taping of wait, wait, don't tell me.  lots of fun!

 Tom Robbins -- 6.3.10 (the paramount theater, seattle, wa).  was interviewed for wait, wait, don't tell me (wish i would have gotten a photo with...)

Adam Carolla -- 5.21.10 (laugh's comedy spot, kirkland, wa).  couldn't get a photo with (was POURING down rain)


 Harland Williams -- 11.19.09 (laugh's comedy spot, kirkland, wa)

Michael Winslow -- 11.14.09 (parlor live, bellevue, wa) -- wow!  can this guy impersonate anyone/anything!  absolutely amazing to watch!  (how do i photoshop my eyes open?!)

  James Ellroy -- 10.8.09 (town hall, seattle, wa) -- an incredibly interesting character!

Ben Bailey (host of cash cab) -- 9.25.09, laughs comedy spot, kirkland, wa (really nice guy!  and tall!) 

 Tim & Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs) -- 9.14.009 (the moore theatre, seattle, wa)...really nice guys!

  Laura Linney -- 8.18.09 (filming the details in town --  such a nice woman.  we were able to chat a bit about her movie jindabyne -- she said she loved making that movie.  after i thanked her for her time, she said "it was really nice to meet you."  what a neat person) 

Tobey Maguire -- 8.14.09 (filming the details in town -- couldn't get a photo...he was in a hurry)

 Dick Dale -- 6.30.09 (the triple door, seattle, wa)
 David Byrne -- 6.24.09 (the paramount theater, seattle, wa)

Francis Ford Coppola -- 6.10.09 (Pravda, Seattle, WA)

  Paul Giamatti -- 6.8.09 (The Harvard Exit, Seattle, WA)

Judd Hirsch -- 6.4.09 (The ACT Theatre, Seattle, WA)...he said he doesn't do photos.

 Anthony Bourdain -- 5.30.09 (The Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA).  VERY nice guy!

  Mario Batali -- 5.30.09 (The Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA).  Very warm and friendly.  Real classy guy!

 Benjamin Bratt (with Peter Bratt) -- 5.30.09 (The Egyptian Theater, Seattle, WA)...couldn't get a photo with -- too many press & moviegoers...

Spike Lee -- 5.27.09 (The Egyptian Theater, Seattle, WA)

  Taylor Hicks -- 5.27.09 (The Triple Door, Seattle, WA)

Natasha Lyonne -- 5.24.09 (The Egyptian Theater, Seattle, WA)

 Booker T. Jones -- 5.18.09 (The Triple Door, Seattle, WA)

 Chad Smith -- 5.14.09 (red hot chili peppers -- El Corazon, Seattle, WA)

  Leon Russell -- 5.12.09 (Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA)

 Candy Spelling -- 5.5.09 (Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA).

 Cokie Roberts -- 4.30.09 (Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA).

 Lofa Tatupu -- 4.25.09 (Tulalip Casino, Marysville, WA).  no photo -- i asked, but he said a crowd would gather and he would never be able to get out of there.  thanked me for coming up to him.  a real class act!

 Spinal Tap -- David St. Hubbins (Michael McKean), Derek Smalls (Harry Shearer)...4.20.09 (The Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA).  no photos, they were running late for soundcheck (celebrities don't seem to be very punctual people ).


 Diane Warren (songwriter) -- 4.17.09 (Experience Music Project, Seattle, WA)

 Paul Weller -- 4.15.09 (The Moore Theatre, Seattle, WA)

Gavin Rossdale -- 4.14.2009 (The Showbox, Seattle, WA)

 Vicki Lawrence -- 4.8.09 (Snoqualmie Casino, Snoqualmie, WA)

Tom Skerritt -- 4.4.09 (King Cat Theatre, Seattle, WA -- mr. skerritt wasn't able to take a photo with me due to time, but he allowed a photo of him signing for my friend)

 Merle Haggard -- 4.3.09 (Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA)

Kris Kristofferson -- 4.3.09 (Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA)

Gavin DeGraw -- 3.28.09 (Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA) -- very nice guy!

Kevin Nealon -- 3.20.09 (Laugh's Comedy Spot, Kirkland, WA).  now, regarding my expression:  i'm completely sober.  i swear.  my wife really married a knockout, didn't she?!

 Adam Kury, Kevin Martin (Candlebox) -- 3.19.09 (Neumo's, Seattle, WA)

 Peter Klett (Candlebox) -- 3.19.09 (Neumo's, Seattle, WA)

Whitley Strieber (science-fiction author) -- 3.1.09 (Ravenna Third Place Books, Seattle, WA).

Dave Niehaus (seattle mariners' announcer) -- 12.05.08 (Mariners Team Store, Bellevue, WA).  what a class act!  congratulations on your induction in the hall of fame, mr. niehaus and thank you for the many, many years of fun!

J.A. Jance (mystery author) -- 12.05.08 (Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA)

Ozzie Smith -- 2003 (Cabo San Lucas -- mr. smith is such a kindhearted guy as well as an amazing athlete.  this was before i started seriously collecting signatures and after many margaritas, so unfortunately, all i have is the photo and no autograph.  ugh.  and man, what a pretty boy i was)


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